Paws Animal Hospital

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


The Paws Family

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 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 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 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 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!

Sydney - Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel Assistant

Sydney joined Paws in 2020, she is working as a veterinary and kennel assistant part time while she finishes high school at The Villages Charter School.  Sydney plans to go to the University of Florida. She has a spoiled Siamese cat named Chip and a Labrador Retriever, Roxy. 

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 - ACT Certified Veterinary 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 2018 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

Sally- Receptionist/ Kennel assistant

Sally has worked in the Veterinary field most of her life. She has been with the paws family since 2020.

Sandy - Receptionist

Sandy has been with the Paws family since 2021