About Us

Dr. Heidi Shafford earned her DVM from Colorado State University in 2000. Following residency and graduate training in veterinary anesthesiology and physiology at the University of Missouri, she attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2005.

Dr. Shafford is passionate about improving anesthesia safety, minimizing patient stress, and maximizing patient comfort. Inspired to take her anesthesia and pain management expertise into private practice, she started an anesthesia consulting practice in 2007. Dr. Shafford works with private practices and pet owners to enhance the comfort of all creatures through patient care, education, and consultation. Though Dr. Shafford is currently on sabbatical from clinical case management (summer 2023), she is available to support anesthesia safety through education and consultation.

Originally from Alaska, Dr. Shafford has lived in Portland since 2007. Despite all the professional training and credentials, Heidi’s most important role is that of mom to an active and creative daughter. She is a cat owner and year-round open water swimming enthusiast.