Paws Animal Hospital

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


The Paws Family


Shellea- Practice Manager and  FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant


Shellea- Practice Manager and  FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Shellea has been in the veterinary field for 18 years. She has been here with us at Paws since 2009. She is passionate about her work and love for animals. Shellea is married with 3 children and 3 adorable grandchildren. She also has 7 fur babies at home, including 4 dogs and 3 cats. 

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Danielle -BS and FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant


Danielle -BS and FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant; Lead Veterinary Technician

Danielle started at Paws right out of High School in 2007 as a Kennel Technician and Veterinary Assistant. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Animal Biology from The University of South Florida. Her love of animals led her back to join the Paws family in 2014. She has since worked her way up to Veterinary Technician. Danielle and her husband, married in 2018, just bought their first home in Belleview. They are the proud parents of 3 cats, Simba, Leo, and Rusty and one Dog, Champ. She loves to travel and spend quality time with friends and family.



Eileen - Veterinary Assistant


Eileen - Veterinary Technician

Eileen recently moved to Florida from Long Island.  She has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years.  Eileen joined Paws Animal Hospital in 2020. She enjoys long walks on the beach with her husband and her diabetic dog Donald. 



Stephanie- Kennel Manager /ACT Certified Kennel Assistant/ Veterinary Assistant


Stephanie- Kennel Manager /ACT Certified Kennel Assistant/ Veterinary Assistant

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. 



Shannon Cole - FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant


Shannon Cole - FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Shannon was born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire (England) and moved to Florida when she was four.  Shannon has always loved the medical field and animals, so being in the veterinary field made sense.  She has 2 leopard geckos (Pepper and Corn), one pound pup (Mia), and a cat that thinks she's a kitten, (Orion). If she's not at work, she's probably long-boarding or on a road trip!

Ashley - Veterinary Technician 

Ashley was born and raised in Lake county, she started her veterinary journey 15 years ago.  Ashley has a passion for emergency medicine and ultrasound.  When she is not at work, she can usually be found at a softball field cheering on her teenage daughter.  Car shows, concerts and paddle boarding are some of her non-vet related favorite things.  She has 5 four legged children at home, Ruger (catahoula), Clyde (anatolian shepherd), and 3 kitties, Mo, Oscar and Ty.


 Jeanette - Veterinary Technician

Jeanette lives on a farm and has been in the veterinary field for 16 years.  She has 3 horses, 1 mini horse, 7 dogs, 2 parrots and 2 cats.  She also has 3 children and 2 grand babies. Jeanette enjoys going to rodeos and traveling to old towns in different states to learn their history.  

Braelyn - Veterinary Assistant

 Braelyn - Veterinary Assistant

Braelyn is a huge family person, her daughter is the light of her life! She is attending ASU online for a Bachelors degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  Braelyn is also an Assistant Head Coach for girl's varsity high school basketball at The Villages High School.  She has six dogs, Zeus (german shepherd), Tank (pitbull), Taco (pitbull), Reese (miniature dachshund), Willow (miniature dachshund), Maggie (german shepherd), and one cat, Batman.  When she is not working or coaching, Braelyn likes to listen to music, read, go on long drives and do puzzles.  One thing on her bucket list is to free dive with Great White Sharks! 

Jennifer - Certified Veterinary Technician 

Sydney - Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel Assistant


Sydney - Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel Assistant

Sydney joined Paws in 2020, she is working as a veterinary and kennel assistant part time while she attends the University of South Florida. She has a spoiled Siamese cat named Chip, a Labrador Retriever, Roxy and a Goldfish named Peaches.



Lauren - Groomer


Lauren - Groomer

Lauren is originally from Wisconsin and moved to the sunshine state in 2004. She developed a love for animals as a child growing up on a dairy farm.  Lauren graduated from Paragon School of Pet Grooming in 2000 and has been professionally grooming ever since! Over the years, she has developed a very calm, soothing and unique approach to her grooming style which includes consultations with our vets and using her knowledge of cat and dog behavior to calm patients.  Lauren also offers pre-booking appointments to help maintaining your pet's healthy coat.  Lauren loves all kinds of animals and cares for her own dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits chinchillas, ad one tortoise.  She loves spending time with her three lovely children and her husband of 14 years.  


Moe - Receptionist

Moe is originally from Maine, she started in the veterinary field 20 years ago, working as a receptionist, assistant and veterinary technician.  Moe moved to Lady Lake with her family in 2006, when she started working at Paws Animal Hospital.  She has been married to her husband Tim for 32 years.  Their daughter Kirsten is their pride and joy.  She is now blessed with three beautiful grandbabies, Joselyn, Ariel and Lincoln.  Moe also shares much love for her two cats, Kendra Lee and Nunna Beans.  

Sally - Receptionist/ Kennel Assistant

Sally joined the paws family in 2020.  She has been in the veterinary field most of her life and she says she is just here for the puppy kisses. 

 Sandy - Receptionist

Sandy has been with the Paws family since 2021

  Griffin - Receptionist

Griffin was born on Long Island, NY and moved to Florida in 2000.  He has been in the veterinary field for 2 years.  When he's not working, you can find him in the kitchen cooking anything Italian. 

Zach - Kennel Assistant