Shannon Coyner obtained her Bachelors Degree in Zoology in 1996 from Sonoma State University. She then earned her Veterinary Technology Degree (AA) from Cosumnes River College and became a RVT in 1999. Shannon always had an interest in behavior and worked on research projects through the Sacramento and San Francisco Zoo. She was also employed at a private zoo in Santa Rosa, CA, Safari West, where she was a tour guide, volunteer coordinator and the Serval handler. Shortly after becoming an RVT, Shannon began to attend behavior related conference and studied behavior on her own. Shannon currently teaches Puppy Kindergarten and Agility Classes, as well as works privately with animals that have behavioral issues. Shannon is also involved in an internship with Dr. Rachel Malamed, Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist in Los Angeles.