Shelby Loos, DVM

Shelby Loos, DVM


Educations & Trainings

University of Florida Class of 2017, Certificate in aquatic animal health

Professional Memberships

  • AVMA
  • AZVM
  • SMM

Dr. Shelby Loos

Dr. Shelby Loos is a 2017 graduate from the University of Florida with a certificate in aquatic animal medicine. After completing a year long specialty rotating internship at BluePearl in Tampa, she moved to the Florida Keys where she began her career in aquatic animal medicine. Dr. Shelby is currently the veterinarian for Island Dolphin Care, a non-profit that offers therapy swims with dolphins for those with special needs.

She maintains her work with cats and dogs by providing relief shifts for general practice and emergency hospitals. Currently residing in Jupiter, FL, she is a dog mom to Romeo, Kilee, Clover, and Rosie, a cat mom to Olly, and a turtle mom to Cruiser. In her free time you can find her out on the water fishing, boating, paddle boarding, or relaxing on the beach!

Recent Articles

Colitis in Dogs
Colitis in Dogs
What Is Colitis in Dogs? Colitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of a dog’s colon, also known as the large intestine. The colon is the last part of the gastrointestinal system, following the small intestine. By the time food gets to a dog’s colon, most of the nutrients have been absorbed, but a large, natural bacterial population within the colon further digests any leftover...
Gabapentin for Dogs: How It Can Help
Gabapentin has a variety of uses in veterinary medicine, and prescribing gabapentin for dogs, especially, is becoming more popular amongst veterinarians. Here’s everything you need to know about gabapentin for dogs. Jump to a section: What Is Gabapentin for Dogs?What Is Gabapentin Used for in Dogs?What Are the Side Effects of Gabapentin?What’s the Dosage of Gabapentin for Dogs?Can You Use...
Reverse Sneezing in Dogs: Is It Normal?
Reverse sneezing in dogs can be alarming if you have never experienced it before, but luckily, it’s not quite as scary as it sounds. Reverse sneezing occurs primarily in dogs and much less frequently in cats. Here’s what you need to know about reverse dog sneezing and what you can do to help stop the reverse sneezing. What Is Reverse Sneezing in Dogs?Reverse sneezing, or a “backward...
How to Start Training Your Puppy
Puppies are constantly learning, whether it’s from their environment, from socializing with people or other animals, or from direct training. This creates a critical foundation that will set the stage for their adulthood. Providing puppies with the appropriate socialization and basic puppy training allows them to grow into confident adult dogs. Follow this step-by-step puppy training guide to...
How to Convert Dog Years to Human Years
Is one human year equal to seven “dog years” when it comes to a dog’s age? Recent studies have shown that this isn’t exactly true. We all want our dogs to live forever, and we want to know how our dog’s age relates to human years. So what are dog years, and how do you calculate dog years in human terms? Here’s everything you need to know to convert dog years to human years—and to...
Dog Vaccination Schedule: Which Shots Do Dogs and Puppies Need?
Dog vaccinations are critical to ensure the health and longevity of young puppies as they grow into adult dogs and become seniors. They are the safest and most cost-effective way to protect your dog from infectious preventable diseases. The science behind canine vaccinations has progressed significantly over the past decade, enhancing both their safety and efficacy against existing and emerging...