Meet our Doctors

Shira Bleicher, DVM

Rotating Veterinarian

I grew up in Newton, MA and have been animal-oriented from the start. From pets to horseback riding to various volunteering gigs, I filled my time with animals. Under the influence of my parents, my love for animals expanded and morphed into an interest in science and medicine. I worked through my education with the goal of becoming a veterinarian in mind, obtaining a degree in Biological Chemistry from Wellesley College. I explored other career options for a bit after graduation, but fell back into veterinary medicine quite quickly. After a few years working as a veterinary technician at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA, I attended Colorado State University for my veterinary degree. My time in Colorado was bookended by a total solar eclipse on my first day of veterinary school, to a heavy snowstorm in May on my last day!

I am deeply motivated by good food. I love to travel, ski, hike, and horseback ride. I can most often be found, however, cuddling on the couch with my senior Bichon Frise, Panda. She is a sassy and opinionated lady, possibly even more motivated by food than I am. I adopted her during the COVID pandemic lockdown, and she has been my second shadow since. I have a cornsnake named Eevee as well.

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Wound management
  • Exotic animal medicine
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Oncology

Why Do You Work at Friendship

To me, the people you work with are of the utmost importance. Not only can they make your days more pleasant and provide support during difficult times, but they can push you to continue learning and progressing as a veterinarian. From my interview and discussion with many people familiar with Friendship, it became very clear to me that the people at Friendship are the people I want around me. I couldn’t be more excited to start my career at a place like Friendship, where I know I will be pushed to be the best veterinarian I can be.


  • BA in Biochemistry, Wellesley College
  • DVM, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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