NatCapLyme: Southwest Virginia Chapter

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NatCapLyme: Southwest Virginia Chapter

(540) 921-2836

In-person meetings


The contact for this region of Virginia is Mauricia Shanks. Mauricia runs a thriving dog and cat grooming business in Pearisburg, Virginia. Bitten by an infected tick in 2009, Mauricia became the Erin Brockovich of Southwest Virginia, fighting to get her Lyme case reported by local and state health officials. Her persistent and passionate advocacy for Lyme and tick-borne diseases made Mauricia the first reported case of Lyme in Giles County, Virginia. Thanks to her precedent, many cases have been reported in the Southwest region of Virginia.

Call Mauricia for information on the time and date of future meetings. She can be reached at, or (540) 921-2836.

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