Our Veterinarians

The Roanoke Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Roanoke Rapids area. At Roanoke Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Shannon Jarchow, DVM
Medical Director

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Jarchow has been living and practicing medicine in Roanoke Rapids since 2004. She started her scientific career in biochemistry, obtaining her master’s degree studying the structure and function of cancer proteins. Yearning for more, she then moved into education and taught chemistry to the talented students of St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee.  She found veterinary medicine to provide the ideal combination of her love of teaching and scientific investigation.

Graduating from the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine, she moved back to her home state and has enjoyed watching Roanoke Rapids grow. Dr. Jarchow’s many talents, compassionate attitude, and expansive veterinary skills make her a stellar asset to the medical team. Considering her special interest in feline medicine, it’s not surprising that her oldest nephew Nathan calls her the ‘cat doctor’, a moniker reinforced by the three cats that greet her every evening.Oreo, Indiana, and Hawkings, ages 10, 8, and 3 provide her with unending displays of humor, affection, and mischief.