Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1985
- Founder, International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, 2009
- Founder, Compassion for Pets
- Member, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
- Member Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Shanan received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and has been practicing in Chicago since then. In 1995 Dr. Shanan founded Compassionate Veterinary Care to offer in-home medical, consultation and euthanasia services to owners of geriatric and terminally ill dogs and cats. Dr. Shanan is recognized nationally and internationally as a pioneer in developing end of life and hospice care for animals.
In 2009 Dr. Shanan founded the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, a multidisciplinary organization leading the field of promoting comfort oriented care for companion animals at the end of life. Dr. Shanan is also the founder of Compassion for Pets, a 501(C)3 tax exempt not for profit which provides assistance to pets in need of life-saving care. Dr. Shanan is dedicated to his loving and supportive family, including soulmate Liat and sons Gilad, Avner and Yoram. His interests include nature, brain research and playing rubber bridge.