Jeremy Shomper, MEd, DVM, DACVIM

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dr. Jeremy Shomper grew up in rural south central Pennsylvania.  From the time he could talk, he began convincing his parents of his need for various pets.  He spent hours interacting with and studying them because he knew veterinary medicine was in his future.  His love for horses eventually led him to Virginia Intermont College where he received B.S. degrees in Equine Studies & Biology in 2003.  Jeremy continued to ride and train horses while completing a graduate degree in education and working in a busy small animal emergency & specialty hospital.  When he began veterinary school at Virginia Tech, he quickly realized his fascination with the nervous system in health and disease.  After earning his DVM in 2013, Jeremy completed a 1 year rotating internship at the University of Missouri, where he was selected to stay on with their team for an additional 3 years of residency training.  In 2017, Dr. Shomper became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of Neurology & Neurosurgery.  Dr. Shomper then joined the Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle as a staff neurologist following his residency, where he also enjoyed contributing to the training of their 2nd year resident as well as class of rotating interns. 

While Dr. Shomper enjoys nearly all areas of neurology practice, his special interests lie in  neurosurgery as well as the medical management of dogs with inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.  Dr. Shomper also enjoys delivering continuing education seminars and takes advantage of many opportunities to attend these seminars as well.  When he is not practicing neurology, Dr. Shomper is passionate and involved with the horse community.  He also enjoys kayaking, running, and spending time with his Irish Setter, Dewey. 

Education / Experience: 

2018-CurrentNeurologist/Neurosurgeon - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
2017-2018Neurologist/Neurosurgeon - Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle, Lynwood, WA
2017Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
2014-2017Residency - Neurology & Neurosurgery - University of Missouri & Veterinary Specialty Services, St. Louis, MO
2013-2014Internship - Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
2013Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univeristy, Blacksburg, VA
2008-2018Veterinary Assistant - South Carolina Veterinary Emergency Care, Columbia, SC
2006Masters in Education - American Continental University, Schaumburg, IL
2004Bachelor of Science - Biology & Equine Science, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA


Fortin J, Shomper J, Royal A, Williams F. What is your diagnosis? Nasopharyngeal mass in a mixed breed dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology J (in process)

Mhlanga-Mutangadura T, Johnson GS, Schnabel RD, Taylor JF, Johnson GC, Katz ML, Shelton GD, Lever TE, Giuliano E, Granger N, Shomper J, O’Brien DP. A mutation in The Warburg Syndrome gene, RAB3GAP1, causes a similar syndrome with polyneuropathy and neuronal vacuolation in Black Russian Terrier dogs. Neurobiol Dis 2016; (86): 75-85.

Shomper JL, Coutin JC, Lanz OI. Vacuum assisted closure in the management of osteomyelitis and myocutaneous flap in a dog. Case Reports in Vet Med 2013.


Shomper J & O’Brien DP.  Laryngeal Paralysis in the Black Russian Terrier, Phi Zeta Research Day, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, May 9, 2014