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 - 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!
Taylor - Veterinary Assistant
Baylee - Kennel Assistant
Baylee grew up in Ohio with all different kinds of animals, from a young age she always knew she wanted to work with them. When Baylee moved to Florida for high school, she pursued the animal career path and started volunteering at Petting Zoo Ocala. Now working at Paws, she is continuing her education with animals and looking forward to her future in Veterinary Medicine.
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.