Alyssa Shelby, DVM
Dr. Shelby was born and raised in central Missouri in a rural community. She earned her B.S. in Animal Sciences in May of 2013 from the University of Missouri. While there, she was a member of Sigma Alpha professional Agricultural Sorority, president of Pre-Vet Club, as well as competed on the National Livestock Judging Team her junior/senior year. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri and graduated in May 2017 with her DVM. She was very active in veterinary school, serving as Class President, President, and co-founder, of the Theriogenology Club (study of reproductive medicine), fundraising chair for the Missouri Mule Team, served as the National American Association of Bovine Practitioners representative for her college, and was involved in American Association of Equine Practitioners club.
Dr. Shelby’s passion is comparative reproductive medicine (large and small animals). In her free time, she likes to ride horses, work with cattle, workout, read, and explore her new home state of California. She currently lives with her husband, who is an MD, and their pets (tortoiseshell cat, pembroke welsh corgi, and Basset Hound). Her goal is to one day become board certified in comparative theriogenology. She is very excited to be part of the Kokopelli team and looks forward to continuing to help grow the practice’s large animal services!