We are excited to welcome new and current patients here at Paws & Claws. Currently we are completing in-house appointments. Please give us a call at 972-867-8800 ext. 1 when you arrive to ensure a sanitized exam room is available. We look forward to serving you and your four-legged family member. Please note: We apologize for the inconvenience, due to quality control, we do not fulfill online pharmacy prescriptions or requests. As always, the safety of your pet is our top priority.

Meet Our Team



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
Sat-Sun: Closed

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 & CatsThe Allergy Solution for DogsThe Natural Vets’ Guide to Preventing and Treating Arthritis in Dogs and CatsThe Natural Vet’s Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs8 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.


Practice Manager

Celeste's Bio
Celeste is a military brat born in Las Vegas but raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has dedicated many years of her life to the health field, attending a health magnet high school, and later earning a certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and a Registered Dental Assistant. She grew up with an assortment of animals from fish to dogs and birds. Her love for animals is what eventually brought her to Paws and Claws and reignited her interest in veterinary medicine. She now resides in Farmersville with her dachshund Toby.

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!


Veterinary Assistant
Sarah's Bio

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!


Veterinary Assistant

Callie's Bio

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!


Client Service Representative

Veronica's Bio

Veronica is native to the DFW area. She retired in 2007 from the corporate world and was looking for a position that was fulfilling. Her love for animals and community led her to Paws & Claws Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Center, where she was given the opportunity to connect patients with their best health care.

Veronica has worked at Paws & Claws for almost 5 years.  Her favorite pet success story is her own. 

In 2009 Veronica brought her 4 year on Cairn Terrier, Lily, to meet with Dr. Shawn. Lily was experiencing trouble with allergies, specifically skin issues, along with hip discomfort. Dr. Shawn and his team performed a complete comprehensive exam on Lily and prescribed cold laser therapy to cure her hip issues with great success! He also prescribed Lily all-natural supplements that treated her skin issues while giving Lily a newfound energy. Veronica was happy to have Lily return to her puppy spirit she hadn’t seen in quite some time.

Lily was a patient at Paws & Claws for 9 years. Veronica attributes Dr. Shawn’s holistic treatments and all-natural supplements to Lily’s best years. Lily’s success is what eventually converted Veronica from client to receptionist and she has never been happier.

Veronica’s optimism and enthusiasm is contagious. She loves to connect new and existing pet patients to their best life. Come on in & meet Veronica and experience her warm welcome and beautiful full watt smile for yourself!


Client Service Representative

Bailie's Bio

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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