For Danya, veterinary medicine is truly a family affair—she is Dr. Shah’s daughter! Danya serves the area’s pets as a Veterinary Technician, and loves to soak up all the medical knowledge she can here at the hospital. In the future, she hopes to apply much of what she’s learned to human healthcare while pursuing dental school!
Danya grew up in Howard County, Maryland for most of her life, but also lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. She graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, and plans on continuing her education in dental studies in the near future. Danya joined the Glen Burnie Animal Hospital team in January of 2017, and has been helping the area’s pets to live better lives ever since. She especially likes shadowing the clinic’s doctors, who have been instrumental in answering Danya’s questions and helping to build her knowledge of dental care.
At home, Danya has one pet of her own: Shami, a snowshoe kitten. When she isn’t doting on Shami or tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Danya likes painting with oils and watercolors, bicycling, practicing her photography skills, writing poetry, trying out new restaurants with her sister, visiting museums, and practicing yoga. She’s also an avid volunteer, and has served members of the armed forces and their families as a Red Cross Volunteer with Walter Reed Military Medical Center since 2015. Danya was even named Volunteer of the Quarter in the summer of 2017!