Dr. John D. Sheard

Dr. Sheard joined the Sutton’s Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals in 2017 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Sheard spent 14 years working in Corporate Finance before deciding to pursue his real passion in veterinary medicine. While at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Sheard earned Student Achievement Awards in both Internal Medicine and Dentistry as well as served as the Treasurer for the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Sheard’s primary medical interests are in Internal Medicine and both Soft Tissue and Orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sheard lives in Traverse City with his wife Kathy, son Logan, three Labrador Retrievers – Sydney, Skylar, Atlas and two snakes – Salazar and Cuddles. When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Sheard plays guitar, is an avid sailor and swimmer.