Dr. Shane Daigle was born and raised in Vinton, Louisiana. Vinton is a small town of about 2200 folks in Southwest Louisiana about seven miles from the Texas border. He grew up on a cattle ranch and knew from a young age that he wanted to be a Veterinarian. Dr. Daigle attended LSU in 1991 for his undergraduate Zoology degree then went on to attend LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Daigle graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.
For 2 years after completing Veterinary School, Dr. Shane Daigle practiced in Zachary, Louisiana at a mixed-animal practice just north of Baton Rouge. In 1999 he moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL and worked in a high volume small animal practice just steps from the beach. Being a southern boy and wanting to raise a family he decided to move back close to home and settled on Austin, Texas. He moved to Austin in 2001 where Dr. Daigle worked in two different practices in Cedar Park and Round Rock. In 2003 he purchased the land that Premier Animal Hospital and Premier Pet Resort & Day Spa are now on and on May 10th, 2005 Premier Animal Hospital opened its doors! Dr. Daigle opened Premier with a vision of practicing the very highest quality of medicine and surgery all the while empowering clients to have “a say” in what their “kids” treatment, diagnostic and surgical plans would be!
In 2008, Dr. Shane Daigle opened Premier Pet Resort & Day Spa which was housed directly behind Premier Animal Hospital. It’s an upscale luxury boarding facility as well as a grooming parlor and training facility. In 2010, he opened Emergency Pet Care of Round Rock, which is a full service after-hours and weekend Veterinary Emergency Hospital. Then in 2012 he decided to open his very own specialized pet crematory, Precious Memories Pet Crematory, offering the utmost in professional, compassionate and caring services at the end of your pet’s life journey.
In late 2017, Dr. Shane Daigle sold his businesses in town and decided to take his business knowledge, love of Veterinary Medicine and desire to go back to his “roots” and practice in a rural community again. It was while searching for such a practice that he stumbled across Graef Veterinary Hospital. Upon investigation it was learned that Dr. Graef had a desire to try and plan his departure from the practice of Veterinary Medicine. It didn’t take long for both Dr. Daigle and Dr. Graef to realize that their plans were a perfect match!! Several months after that initial encounter Dr. Daigle purchased the little gem, fondly known as Graef Veterinary Hospital, on December 4th, 2017.
Dr. Shane Daigle is so very excited to see what the next chapter in his professional career holds out here in the great town of Taylor, Texas at Graef Veterinary Hospital!