2145 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75075
We are on the North East Corner of Park & Custer (Behind the Walgreens)
Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Closed 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
A Word About “Holistic Veterinarians”
Many of our new patients (yes, we are taking new patients and LOVE to help all of you who are wanting to improve your pet’s care using natural therapies and functional medicine) have told us they have tried other doctors in our area who advertise as “holistic veterinarians,” only to be disappointed when they realize the doctor is not at all holistic. These other doctors still push unnecessary vaccines and drugs, as well as selling the popular pet foods that are full of by-products and chemicals.
Unfortunately, any doctor can advertise as “holistic” as there is no legal definition of “holistic.” While it’s not illegal to advertise as holistic even if you’re not holistic, it’s certainly unethical as it misleads the public.
We are truly holistic, not just because we offer a few supplements or vitamins. Our entire approach focuses on using natural therapies as much as possible to prevent and treat all medical disorders. When we need to do so, we will use conventional medications on a very limited basis until the pet is feeling better and then continue to rely on natural therapies for long term health.
This truly holistic approach allows most of our patients to live several years longer than expected, and we have many satisfied clients and patients who appreciate our approach!
Our Mission and Goals
To have a pleasant, positive and comfortable place for animals and their caretakers to explore all aspects of good health and preventative medicine.
To encourage both client and pet to seek out alternative and integrative ways to prevent disease.
To try to make this type of medicine the vision of all medicine.
To present as many possibilities to a pet caretaker to help bring their pets body into balance so it can actually try to heal.
I’m often asked…”Dr. Shawn, what is your specialty? What makes your hospital different?”
Legally I can’t call my self a specialist (even though my clients and many of my colleagues consider what I do a specialty) since there is no board-certification program for holistic, naturopathic, and functional medicine.
However, I can answer that question. Our “specialty” involves 2 things:
First, we are the only hospital in North Texas offering Functional Medicine for all pets (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small mammals.) Functional medicine focuses on the function of the patient’s cells, using an individualized approach to promote health and return sick patients to healthy as quickly as possible. The practices of functional medicine are useful both for healthy patients (to improve their health) as well as for those suffering from illness, especially chronic illness, to return them to health.
Functional medicine uses diet, supplements, herbs, and homeopathics to improve the health of cells in order to facilitate healing. By reviewing a history of the pet’s lifestyle, prior diseases, and diet, we carefully fine-tune our recommendations rather than recommending the same health plan or treatment regimen for every patient.
Second, we offer help when other doctors can no longer help your pet. While we prefer to see pets when they are healthy (and keep them that way,) or see your pet at the beginning stages of illness, we know that not everyone finds up at these stages. Many of our patients are considered “hopeless” by conventional doctors, who often refer these pets to us for a “last hope at treatment.”
While we can never make guarantees, we have helped (and yes, even cured and saved) many of these “hopeless” cases. We have many success stories of pets for whom conventional medicine offered no help, but by offering integrative care these pets lived many months or even years beyond their expected prognosis. We love helping these pets, knowing that many patients are saved when we work with them to effect a successful treatment or cure.
Our Commitment to Reducing Medical Expenses
We understand that veterinary care can at times be expensive. Our goal is to reduce the cost as much as possible while not reducing the quality of care which could place your pet’s health at cost or risk. Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds and we are more than happy to work with the budget you establish to help your pet enjoy the benefits of our unique, healthy approach to wellness.
To this end, we offer various finance plans:
We also offer discounts throughout the year on important services for your pet. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of these specials.
Paws & Claws Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Center is the only true all-natural holistic veterinary hospital practicing functional medicine is a member of the Plano Chamber.
K9 Cinemas – the only dog-friendly movie theater, backed Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank, Kelly Clarkson from the Kelly Clarkson Show, Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue, & Sonja Morgan from Real Housewives of New York.
Champion Food Transparency Council
Dr. Shawn is the only U.S. Veterinarian picked to service on the Champion Food Transparency Council.
Heartland Veterinary Partners
We are the only holistic vet in the Plano area a part of the Heartland Veterinary Partners Group.
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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