Riley Shugg, MS, DVM

Riley Shugg, MS, DVM


Dr. Riley Shugg

Currently living in Tampa, Florida, Riley enjoys working in Emergency Medicine and has a passion for Critical Care Medicine. In her off time, you can find her visiting local coffee shops and bookstores, as well as playing sand volleyball and taking her dog Karoo to the local beaches. She completed her undergraduate training at Auburn University (War Eagle!) and her Doctorate degree at the University of Florida. Following vet school, Riley started working ER while getting her Masters degrees in Microbiology from the University of Florida. She is currently a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Recent Articles

Non-Ulcerative Keratitis (Corneal Inflammation) in Dogs
What Is Non -Ulcerative Keratitis (Corneal Inflammation) in Dogs?Keratitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye. Non- ulcerative keratitis describes an inflammatory process in the cornea. A dog’s eye is made up of several tissue layers and anatomical structures. A dog’s eyelid is similar to those of humans, except for the nictitating...
Thyroid Cancer in Dogs
Thyroid Cancer in Dogs
What is Thyroid Cancer in Dogs? In a dog’s neck, the two lobes of the thyroid gland lie on either side of the trachea. The gland is responsible for producing a thyroid hormone to help regulate the body’s metabolism. Tumors of the thyroid gland can be either benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Malignant thyroid tumors may affect one or both lobes of the thyroid, with the potential...
Which Over-the-Counter Human Medications Are Safe for Dogs?
If you have any concerns about dosing and ingestion of human medications in pets, or if your pet is having adverse side effects (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, behavioral changes), please contact your veterinarian or an emergency veterinarian, or call Pet Poison Hotline at (855) 764-7661. Although we treat and love our dogs like children, dogs are not small people. The same...
Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes and Treatment
You may love getting kisses from your dog as a greeting when you get home, except when they’re accompanied by bad breath. Is it normal for a dog’s breath to stink? Bad dog breath can actually be a sign of a number of health issues, and some that you would never guess could be related to your dog’s breath. Understanding why your dog has bad breath is the first step in appropriately treating...