2145 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75075
We are on the North West Corner of Park & Custer (Behind the Walgreens)
Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Closed 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Dr. Shawn Messonnier
Dr. Shawn's Bio
Dr. Shawn Messonnier opened Paws & Claws Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Center in 1991. His special interests include holistic and functional medicine, exotic pets, dermatology, cancer, and internal medicine. Dr. Shawn is a well-known speaker and author. In addition to serving clients, he has written for numerous veterinary and pet publications including Animal Wellness, Body + Soul, Veterinary Forum, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Dog World, Fido Friendly, Whole Dog Journal, Whole Cat Journal, Whole Living, Total Health and Wellness. He is the former radio host of the award-winning Dr. Shawn The Natural Vet for Martha Stewart Living Radio.
Dr. Shawn is also the author of several books, including the award-winning The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, The Natural Vets’ Guide to Preventing and Treating Arthritis in Dogs and Cats, The Natural Vet’s Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs, 8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets.
Dr. Shawn has also developed a number of unique holistic treatments, not available elsewhere, for a variety of diseases. Using a holistic and functional medicine approach, Dr. Shawn is able to help many patients who have not been properly diagnosed and treated by conventional medicine and whom have received a guarded prognosis. This unique approach allows him to offer hope even for those cases which are deemed hopeless by other doctors.
Celeste joined the Paws and Claws family in July of 2021. It was Dr. Messonnier’s holistic-functional approach to pet care that was the ultimate deciding factor to join. Celeste is thrilled with the care her own pet has received. Toby has undergone holistic anesthesia for his periodontal cleaning & full annual exam! Throughout Toby’s 12 years of life, he has suffered from skin allergies causing him discomfort and irritation. His previous veterinarians prescribed medicated washes that either worked temporarily or further exacerbated the condition. Since using Dr. Shawn’s Soothing Herbal All-In-One shampoo, Toby no longer needs to use medicated soaps for his baths and his skin looks better than ever! Due to his age, Toby’s previous doctors were wary of sedating him for his dental cleaning; however, Dr. Shawn’s holistic sedation and anesthetic monitoring protocol are safe for animals no matter the age!
Celeste is excited to be the newest member of the Paws and Claws family! She cannot wait to meet each and every furry, feathered, or scaled friend that walks through the hospital’s doors!
Lead Veterinary Technician
Sarah was born and raised in McKinney Texas. She now resides in Plano with her two cats, Betty and Alice. Betty is a Tortoise Shell and Alice is a tripod Calico. Sarah has always loved animals and grew up with guinea pigs, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and other furry friends. While Sarah has primarily worked in the restaurant and customer service industries, she has always had a desire to work with animals. From volunteering at animal shelters to maintaining several pet-sitting gigs, Sarah has always made spending time with animals a priority.
Sarah is thrilled to join the team at Paws and Claws Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Center. She is especially excited to learn more about holistic pet care, and share her knowledge with other pet parents. Sarah can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends, so be sure to say hello when you stop in!
Callie is from McKinney, Texas, but is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in Biology and Zoology from Oklahoma State University.
She has two perfect kitties, Oliver (black and white domestic shorthair) and Skippy (snowshoe rag doll), but has had pets of all shapes and sizes: dogs, hermit crabs, bunnies, guinea pigs, chickens, and even a ball python.
Callie will be moving to Costa Rica in the fall to complete a semester-long study abroad program and will return to OSU in the spring to finish her senior year.
She loves working as a technician and is so excited to join the Paws and Claws family!
Madison is from Sulphur Springs and now resides in Plano. She graduated with her bachelor’s in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine in May 2021 and is now pursuing her master’s in Biology at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
She has a Miniature Schnauzer named Max and a sweet kitty named Richard. Max is an old boy (almost 14!) and Richard is a 4-year-old domestic shorthair. Max stays with her parents in Sulphur Springs while Richard stays with her in Plano.
Madison has worked as a veterinary technician for the past two years and is excited to start a new adventure at Paws and Claws!
Client Service Representative
Bailie was born and raised in McKinney, TX. She moved to Colorado in 2020 and pursued her passion by opening her own organic bunny/small animal pet treats @snuggiessweettreats. During that time, she was actively volunteering at the “Rocky Mountain House Rabbit Society.” She loved to donate her special treats and other items needed to the bunnies in need. She has two pet bunnies, Snuggles, and Luna. Snuggles is a dwarf mix, and Luna is a lion head/mini lop mix. They couldn’t be more spoiled!! Bailie has always had pets of her own, from goldfish and bunnies to Pomeranian/Maltese and golden retrievers. Bailie has always had a soft spot in her heart for animals in general.
Bailie is excited to join our team and share her love with all your fur babies.
We proudly serve the pets of North Texas and beyond.
At Paws & Claws Animal and Hospital Holistic Pet Center, we provide a true all-natural holistic approach to pet care practicing functional medicine because your pet’s whole health deserves the very best.
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