Cloud-Based Veterinary Software

Never miss a charge
and get home on time.
It’s that simple.
Shepherd was created by a practicing veterinarian who knows what you need to be successful, which is why our software works FOR you and not against you. Shepherd is not your average practice management software. It is Veterinary Experience Technology that is designed specifically for veterinary teams.

Automatic Invoices

Ensure that not a single charge is missed and increase revenue.

Smart Medical Records

Complete records quickly and get home on time, finally.

Cloud-Based Software

Ditch that clunky server, the daily backups and expensive IT bills.

Any Device, Any Time

Access your records from any device, anywhere, anytime.

Software Designed by Vets for Vets

Dr. Cindy Barnes started Shepherd after she tried three different software programs at her 24/7 ER practice. After she was unsuccessful in finding a software option that worked well, she decided she was going to build her own. Shepherd is designed to function the way a veterinarian thinks, not the way an engineer thinks.
Dr. Cindy Barnes, Shepherd Software CEO and Co-Founder

We are on a mission to help the industry, and specifically help veterinarians, reclaim their lives and passion. I was tired of spending countless hours, after my shift, completing medical records. I was equally frustrated with missed charges!


I designed Shepherd to help veterinarians like us create beautiful medical records in seconds, capture all of the revenue that we’ve already earned, and help our staff stay engaged and excited about providing best medicine practices to our patients.


Are you ready to transform your life and practice? 

-Dr. Cindy Barnes

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Shepherd was very easy to assimilate into our clinic. My employees picked it up right away, and I spend very little time adding charges or charting. I also like the idea of supporting a new and growing business just like my own. Everyone is very helpful and I feel that we have a shared goal in making Shepherd a perfect program. They take your feedback seriously, unlike the other big companies. I would recommend Shepherd because it’s just so easy to use. A clinic can be up and running on day one with it! Dr. Sabari Haviland

Veterinarian and Practice Owner, Avenue Veterinary Clinic

The best result of using Shepherd is less stress. It was easy to train on, and there are constant improvements being made. Anytime we have an issue there is a quick response by the developers. The ease of use has to be the best feature! Best software I’ve worked with in 20+ years in the field! Keep up the good work. Julie Mumford, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician, Prescott Area Pet Emergency Hospital

My experience with Shepherd has been priceless… I would highly recommend it for its ease of use and customer support. Best of all they are building it to fit the needs of veterinarians in practice! Dr. Ryan Farmer

Veterinarian and Practice Owner, Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic

My first experience with the Shepherd was when I worked an emergency relief shift. Myself, two other technicians and the doc were all relief staff that had never used this software before. All of the regular staff left us and we were nervous being all relief staff holding down the fort with charting, charges, imaging transfer and lab downloads. We had no questions all night and it was by far the easiest, user-friendly, detailed, yet simple layout we have ever used. It’s also fun to upload photos of patients! If only for the ease of use, I recommend using Shepherd! Lindsey Moecia

Certified Veterinary Technician

The Proof is in the Data.


Records are Complete at End of Appointment


Increase in Revenue


Missed Charges Captured


Decrease in Staffing Costs