Virginia Abshier was raised in Liberty, Texas, a small community near Houston.  She graduated with a Philosophy degree from University of Texas at Austin and after a few years traveling was accepted to the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  She graduated with her MD in 1996 and went on to complete her internship and residency at the Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon in 1999.  Continuing her journey west, Dr. Abshier moved to Oahu in 1999 where she took and passed her National Board of Medical Examiners certification and started her clinical work in Kailua and Kahuku.
 She has also been an active member of the North Shore community, sitting on the Board of Directors of Hawaii Fi-Do (a non-profit organization that trains service dogs and helps at-risk youths) and the Defend Oahu Coalition, serving on the Medical
Executive Committee and various subcommittees at the Kahuku Medical Center and at Castle Medical Center in Kailua.  Dr. Abshier has also served as attending physician for medical students, interns, residents and nursing students from Hawaii and the mainland.