Dr. Shafer-Ray received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. During her training, she did externships at the Philadelphia Zoo, the Animal Medical Center of New York, and at a mixed animal practice in Window Rock Arizona. After working in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Shafer-Ray moved to Norman.
In 1997, when her oldest son was eighteen months old, she founded Main St. Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Shafer-Ray enjoys aspects of practice including surgery, geriatrics, working up challenging cases, and caring for small non-dog and cat pets. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her boys, playing with her pets, doing yoga, watching basketball, traveling, running, and marveling at art.