Dr. Shauna Anderson - Owner
Dr. Shauna grew up in Southern California. She always had a great variety of animals as her furry friends - dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, iguana, mice, and a horse. Her passion for animals grew from the lifelong care she gave for all of these pets. She
graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with her Bachelors in Science degree. She then attended St. George’s University in Grenada for her first 3 years and the University of Florida for her 4th year of Veterinary School. Dr. Shauna has practiced in South Carolina, including various areas of
Southern California. Practicing veterinary medicine in different regions has allowed for her to see a wide-variety cases.
In 2018, Dr. Shauna came to work in the beautiful mountains at Rimforest Animal Hospital. At the time, the owner, Dr. Jon Frieboes, stated that he was ready to “hang up his syringes”. An opportunity arrived and came to fruition in June of 2019.
Dr. Shauna currently resides in Apple Valley (just short but beautiful drive to the mountains). She has her 3 cats, 2 chickens, a horse and her dog, Gigi, whom some of you may meet when visit the hospital - Gigi is the true manager!
Dr. Terri Becker - Associate
I grew up in Newbury Park, California. I attended Cal Poly Pomona where I received a BS in Biology. I then attended the Veterinary school at UC Davis in Northern California. From where I graduated in 1989 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
My first trip to these mountains was in 1969 as a child. My father purchased a vacation cabin in Running Springs. We spent many family vacations there, and I grew to love the mountains. When I graduated from veterinary school and heard about a job opportunity in Rimforest I was excited. After interviewing and meeting everyone there, I liked it very much, so when they offered me the position as Associate Veterinarian I accepted and I have been here ever since! I love the mountains and have made this community my home.
I have 2 horses, 3 dogs and 3 cats. My animals are my family.
One privilege I have had was to be appointed by Governor Gray Davis, to the Veterinary Medical Board of California in 2003. I was re-appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for a second term in 2007. I served as President of the Veterinary Medical Board from 2009-2011. This was a part time position that involved enforcement and regulatory veterinary medical issues for the licensed Veterinarians and licensed Veterinary Technicians.
My free time is spent riding my hoses, snow skiing and hiking with my dogs.