Dr. Shaw was born in South Africa and grew up on a dairy farm with a succession of pets that included sheep, goats, a parrot, cats and dogs. He has been fortunate in being able to pursue his dream in a career that allows him to interact with people and help their pets. A 1964 graduate of the University of Pretoria Veterinary School, Dr. Shaw began his career in building a general private practice and hospital in South Africa, prior to emigrating to the United States in 1975. Once in Tampa, he joined and then acquired Harris Animal Hospital in East Tampa and soon after, built Village Animal Hospital in North Tampa. We became part of the Banfield family in June 2016.