Meet the Doctors
Connie Shang DVM is the Owner for MiVU PLLC founded in August 2012. Dr. Shang saw a great need for diagnostic ultrasound being readily available to all veterinarians and has grown MiVU to servicing over 200 hospitals in the VA/DC/MD areas. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, Dr. Shang practiced in a small animal hospital for 8 years in Northern Virginia. She began doing ultrasounds during her time in general practice and later refined her sonographic skills further by completing numerous hours of ultrasound-specific continuing education at Sound-Eklin. Dr. Shang furthered her training by interning with Dr. Marty Henderson, founder of SonoVet, a mobile ultrasound practice serving the Greater San Antonio area. Dr. Shang now brings the convenience and expertise of MiVU directly to your veterinary practice in the VA/DC/MD area. In addition, Dr. Shang teaches ultrasound at multiple veterinary hospitals around the country. In her free time, Dr. Shang enjoys spending time with her husband Jarrett, her son Austin, and her fur babies May and Henry.
Tyler Anderson DVM is a local Arlington, VA native who joined Mobile Imaging Veterinary Ultrasound in June 2015 as an associate veterinarian. After graduating from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, Dr. Anderson worked in a busy small animal private practice in McLean, VA for 4 years. During his time in private practice, Dr. Anderson discovered a strong interest in veterinary ultrasound. He pursued this interest and refined his skills with one on one training with the founder of MiVU, Dr. Connie Shang, and her mentor Dr. Marty Henderson. Additionally, he has completed numerous hours of ultrasound focused continuing education at Sound Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, TX. Dr. Anderson continues to live in Arlington with his three pets, a labrador/boxer mix named Leo, a golden retriever named Ryder, and his cat Mr. Boo. During his free time, Dr. Anderson enjoys hiking with his dogs, cooking, and snowboarding.
Kara Woody DVM, originally from Northeast Tennessee, Dr. Woody received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Berry College and her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee. In 2007, following an internal and emergency medicine internship at Greenbrier Veterinary Referral Center in Chesapeake, VA, Dr. Woody continued her career in a small animal private practice. Previously, she has practiced in California and coastal Virginia. Dr. Woody has been performing diagnostic ultrasounds for almost ten years and has completed specialized ultrasound training through Universal Imaging, under Dr. Connie Shang, and with Dr. Marty Henderson. She is passionate about diagnostic ultrasound because she believes it is a crucial tool for the optimal diagnosis and treatment of our veterinary patients. Dr. Woody and her husband have two daughters, Anna and Sophie. The Woody family shares their home with Tate, a rescue cat who patiently endures life with two young girls. In her free time, Dr. Woody enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the area. She is an avid runner and one day hopes to run a marathon.
Shadawn Salmond-Jimenez DVM is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and joined Mobile Imaging Veterinary Ultrasound in September 2016 as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Salmond-Jimenez graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona immediately thereafter. Dr. Salmond-Jimenez has been in private practice for ten years, utilizing her training from the internship and her strong interest in diagnostic imaging to provide comprehensive care for her patients. She has dedicated many hours of formal training through the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, Texas as well as direct mentorship from Founder Dr. Connie Shang and her mentor, Dr. Marty Henderson. Through her professional experience and training, Dr. Salmond-Jimenez recognizes the importance of ultrasound in our patients and eagerly looks forward to continuing to make a difference! Beyond her work, she and her husband enjoy taking care of their three young children and longtime family member, Layla Dog. She also enjoys traveling, being an active member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and volunteer reading at her children’s school.
Dr. Anne Desrochers DMV DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine) grew up in Quebec City, Canada surrounded by a large family of animal lovers. She received her DMV from the University of Montreal in 1999 and completed a large animal internal medicine residency followed by a cardiology and ultrasound fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming a small animal practitioner, she was a clinical assistant professor in equine internal medicine at Virginia Tech for 12 years. Dr. Desrochers is passionate about diagnostic ultrasound and has been performing and teaching ultrasound for more than 18 years. In addition to her 2-year fellowship, she completed numerous small animal ultrasound courses through Universal Ultrasound and multiple hours of training with her coworkers at MiVU. Dr. Desrochers lives with her significant other Mike on their small farm that they share with their 2 beloved rescue labs, 3 rescue cats, several horses and even chickens and fish! She loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys outdoor activities, cooking and traveling.