Our Veterinarians

  • Dr. Shelly Sandel

    Shelly’s journey to becoming a veterinarian was a unique one in that it actually started with political science. After earning her BA in political science from Grinnell College, she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin’s PhD program in Soviet and Eastern European politics. However, with her love and passion for pets, she quickly realized that she needed to shift gears. Shortly thereafter, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she received the Easterday, B.C. award for top veterinary students.

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  • Dr. Henry Lai

    Dr. Henry Lai is originally from San Jose, CA. He graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California – Irvine and then went on to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. To obtain further training, Henry completed a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, CO which included internal medicine, surgery, emergency/critical care, radiology, cardiology, oncology, and anesthesia. Henry is also a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

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Northfield Veterinary Hospital


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