Paws Animal Hospital

1950 Laurel Manor Dr. #230
The Villages, FL 32162


The Paws Family

Debbie - ACT Certified Practice Manager*

Debbie is our boxer lover!! She is the proud Mom of two boxers, Bunker and Bella. She also has a loveable English Bulldog named Lucy, 3 cats; Foster, Haus, and her petite loveable Cooper. She has an African Grey, named Sully, 13 Chickens and 5 ducks! Recently Debbie and her husband have added 2 adorable Mini pigs to their crew, Reba and Willie Nelson. 

Debbie has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years and would eventually like to open her own Boxer Rescue Organization. She has been happily married for over 30 years and has a wonderful human son, Corey who has blessed her with 3 beautiful grandchildren. 

Theresa- FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Although Theresa has been a Technician in the Veterinary field for 15 years, she is currently finishing her degree. Theresa loves spending time with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters. Her hobbies include sewing, drawing and hanging out with their pets! Theresa has a sweet Great Dane; Truman and a gorgeous Rabbit; Bunningsway.

Jen- Assistant

Jen grew up on a farm and has been an animal lover ever since! She found the love of her life in Bacon, the Bearded Dragon. Jen also has a Kitty named Carly and a Quarter Horse named Blue. She has been in the veterinary field for the last 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, spending time with her family over a good meal, and is an avid Alabama Football Fan! Roll Tide! 

Shellea- FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Shellea has been in the veterinary field for 18 years. She has been here with us at Paws for 9 of those years. She is passionate about her work and love for animals. Shellea is married with 3 children and 2 adorable grandchildren. She also has 7 fur babies at home, including 4 dogs and 3 cats. 

Lauren-FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Lauren lives in Ocala with her sister, brother in law, and their cat Zelda and her cat Turnip. Lauren entered the veterinary field about a year and a half ago when she started here at Paws Animal Hospital. Though she is fairly new to the field, lauren has been working with animals, one way or another, for numerous years. She graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a bachelors degree in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Since then she has worked as a kennel technician for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and has volunteered for several non-profit rescue organizations. The most recent involving a stay in South Africa working with a team of women known as the "Black Mambas" in an effort to stop the illegal poaching of elephants and rhinos. When Lauren is not working she enjoys photography, reading, hiking, and traveling as much as she possibly can. 


Amanda - Assistant

Amanda is our longest working employee here at Paws Animal Hospital. She is a proud mother to Scooby the dog, 2 cats, and a guinea pig, Mochi. Amanda moved here from NY in 2004, where she helped her mother with animal science courses at the Bronx Zoo. When Amanda was young, she always loved animals and wanted to become a marine biologist.

Amanda is now currently attending University of Central Florida for her Bachelors degree in Biomedical Science, and is aspiring to be a pathologist.


Danielle- FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Danielle has been a part of the Paws Family for years. She is a graduate from the University of South Florida, and since has been able to join the team again while awaiting entry into Veterinary College. Danielle loves spending her time with Family, Friends, and all the animals at Paws, especially our Orange house cat- Honey Pot! Danielle, and her husband Mike have 4 awesome kitties and 2 bunny's, one is disguised as a Rottweiler named Champ, at home. Danielle's Siamese, Leo also rescued a small Red Eared Slider Turtle last year.

Danielle is an avid Ice Hockey Fan as well, GO FLYERS !!! 

Augusta- FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Augusta is originally from South Florida. She graduated from College of Central Florida with a degree in equine exercise physiology. She worked with horses before joining our team at Paws! She has two cat's and a leopard gecko named Rupert at home to love on. 

 Stephanie- Kennel Manager 

Stephanie grew up in Ohio where her grandparents owned a farm. Stephanie got her first horse when she was 14! But has worked with them since she was 8 years old. Before moving to Florida Stephanie worked in a doggy day care facility that had 60-100 dogs per day to take care of. Stephanie used to own her own pet sitting business as well. She has a background of business management/technical trade school. Stephanie has a teenage human son and 2 miniature schnauzers at home. She has had cats and dogs all her life growing up. 

Mike- Kennel Assistant

We welcome Mike, our newest kennel assistant here at Paws. Mike is originally from Chicago but has been in Florida 16 years now. He has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years! He is married and has 2 kids, Michael who is 20 and a firefighter/EMT right here in the Villages! And Grace who is going to College at CF. Mike has 6 dogs, 1 three legged cat, a bull, a pig, a turtle, many goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and even an EMU! We are excited to have him here working with us. 


Moe - ACT Certified Receptionist*/Assistant

Moe started working at Garland Road Small Animal Hospital in Winslow Maine in 2003 as a receptionist/assistant. Since moving to Florida in 2006 she has been fortunate enough to have found her other family here at Paws Animal Hospital, continuing to work in the field she loves. Moe take's a special interest in the older, down on their luck animals. She has been married to her husband Tim since 1991; Moe has a beautiful daughter K.L. Moe's family continued to grow in 2012 when they were blessed with their first granddaughter Joselyn Marie. Her second granddaughter, Ariel joined the Disney loving crew in May 2014! And August of this year she welcomed her first grandson, Lincoln. 

Moe has 4 cats, Winslow and Harley D’ who both were rescue kitties that were brought into Paws, and the other 2 cats Kendra Lee and Nala (Nana Beans) were also rescue kitties. Recently the family lost their oldest rescue, Savannah Jane; from Maine she is Newfoundland/Shepard mix who was 12 years old she will always hold a very special place in my heart. We all miss our Savannah Jane <3

Lindsay- Receptionist

Lindsay has worked in the Veterinary field most of her life. She enjoy's spending time outdoors and on the water with her husband, Brent. They have a home on the lake with their 2 sweet Dachshunds, 2 kitties, and their horses!


Victoria has lived in South Florida most of her life but moved to the Ocala area with her fiance a few years ago. Victoria has 2 sweet kittens she rescued, Phil and Lil and a energetic puppy, Charlie. She also has an adorable 2 year old toddler named Ethan. Victoria enjoys going to Disney with her family in her spare time.


Kylie is our newest receptionist here at Paws Animal Hospital. She was born and raised in St. Augustine, FL but has lived in Fort Myers where she attended FGCU before moving to Leesburg last year. Kylie has grown up with animals all her life and has been in the veterinary field for about 2 years now. Her and her boyfriend Josh have 3 cats at home and a leopard gecko named Mary. Kylie enjoys being outdoors and in the water whenever she can.