"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
~ Anatole France
Dr. Silverstein moved to the Triangle in 2007 after working in private practice in Massachusetts and Arizona. She much prefers the climate and culture of North Carolina to all of her previous homes! She is a native of New Jersey, and she received both her BS in Biology ('95) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ('99) from Cornell University. While a graduate student, she was part of the original team of students to create the Pet Loss Support Hotline at the veterinary college.
"Dr. Shana" pursued training in veterinary acupuncture in 2012, and she has enjoyed the ability to offer additional treatment opportunities for her patients within an integrative medicine setting. She prides herself on building strong doctor-client-patient relationships and educating her clients to empower them to participate in their pets' health care plans.
Dr. Shana shares her life with her husband, Tom, and children, Liam and Talia. Their home is the playzone for their pittie, Cisco Rango, and two cats, Ricci and Alice. In her spare time, she tries to take Cisco for a run, she is actively involved with her synagogue as a Torah scroll reader, and she sings with the Triangle Jewish Chorale. She is also the proud daughter of her parents, who are dedicated weekly photography volunteers at Wake County Animal Center.