Dr. Elizabeth Shiland, DVM

Dr. Liz Shiland has practiced in Ontario since 2008.
Originally from Maine, she attended veterinary school in Prince Edward Island, and after graduation came to Ontario to pursue a career in sport horse medicine.  With a strong interest in Standardbred racing and show horses, southern Ontario was a natural fit to start her own practice in March 2016.

Dr. Shiland has been actively involved on the Ontario Association of Veterinarian's Equine Welfare Committee for several years.  She has also enjoyed participating in Equitarian Initiatives, helping working equids around the world and has volunteered on trips to Haiti and Mexico.

When not working with horses, Dr. Shiland enjoys hiking, skiing,
drawing, traveling and beekeeping.


Megan Neely

Megan has been with Shiland Equine since August 2017. She works closely with Dr. Shiland as her veterinary technician; handling horses, assisting with diagnostic and treatment procedures as well as performing various administrative duties.

Megan is from the small town of Elora, where she grew up riding horses from a very young age.  She has completed a BSc in Animal Biology and is working towards completing a MSc in Pathobiology from the University of Guelph with a focus on equine Lyme disease. Megan particularly enjoys treating Standardbred racehorses, after working as a groom at a training stable and a breeding facility.  She also extensive experience as an equine veterinary assistant and was an active member of the OVC Foal Watch team.

In her spare time, she competes in eventing and enjoys hiking with her Doberman, Lia.



Lauren Brooks

Lauren is a veterinary assistant at Shiland Equine, assisting with handling horses, diagnostics, treatments and administrative responsibilities.

Originally from Hamilton, Lauren is a veterinary student at OVC with plans of pursuing a career in equine medicine. Prior to entering the DVM program she completed a BSc in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph. Lauren has a background in young horse development, stallion management and equine reproduction, along with many years spent working at hunter/jumper facilities. With a strong interest in sport horse medicine, Lauren joined Shiland Equine as an opportunity to combine her interest in both the performance horse and racing industries, and further her veterinary learning.

Outside of OVC, Lauren has a passion for Thoroughbreds and developing young horses, with a focus on the hunter/jumper industry.