Our Staff

Elizabeth D. Shuler, DVM

Dr. Beth Shuler is a Big Stone Gap native and a graduate of Powell Valley High School’s class of 1998.  She attended University of Virginia’s College at Wise and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002. She then moved to Knoxville, TN to attend the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2006. After graduation she stayed in Tennessee to start her career at a multi doctor practice in Maryville, TN where she practiced for 3 years.  Dr. Shuler then pursued her dream to move home to Virginia and open her own practice.  She did veterinary relief work for a year while planning for Powell Valley Animal Hospital.

Dr. Shuler’s scholarly work was featured in a 2006 issue of Veterinary Medicine along with Dr. Karen Tobias. Dr. Shuler is a member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity, American Animal Hospital Association. She recently completed her Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship from Purple Moon Herb Studies and passed the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association’s certification exam in 2022. She is excited to integrate an herbal approach along with traditional Western medicine into the daily lives of her patients!

Dr. Shuler resides in her hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va. along with her husband, Dr. Brandon Tester of Tester Chiropractic, and her three dogs and five cats. She is a member of the Wise County/City of Norton Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys being in nature with her family and friends, gardening, yoga, listening to live music, cooking, reading and may be spotted at Bristol Dragway racing mustangs at over 100mph in the summer.

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