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. 

Miranda - Groomer

Miranda is the groomer at Paws Animal Hospital. She is experienced with all breeds of dogs, large and small dogs, young and senior dogs as well as dogs with special needs. Miranda also loves grooming cats.  Miranda says she enjoys her work thoroughly and has all the patience and loving care that it takes to do this job. She would love to meet your fur babies and make them look absolutely gorgeous. 

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.

Jennifer- FVMA Certified Veterinary 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! 

Nicole - FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Rachel - FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Rachel started with us in April 2019.  She has been working in the veterinary field since 2011.  Rachel grew up in the small town of Pocahontas, Illinois where she developed a love and passion for all animals at a very young age.  She moved to Florida in 2018 with her boyfriend and fur child, Cash.  He came to her at 5 weeks and recently turned 5 years old.  Cash is her 65 lb lap dog and her pride and joy.  Their little family will soon be growing by 4 furry feet.  In her free time, you can find her at the beach or traveling any time she gets the chance. She enjoys taking pictures of wildlife and nature.  Many of her free days are spent out on the water, canoeing and camping along the beautiful Florida rivers and springs.  Cash even enjoys a nice day out in the canoe!  She looks forward to expanding her knowledge and continuing to learn in her time here at Paws. 

Dakota - FVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant

Dakota grew up on the beautiful west coast of Los Angeles and moved to Las Vegas around the age of 6. He then found his love of animals and the need to take care of them. Dakota has been in the Veterinary field for 5 years and is loving every minute that he gets to work with dogs, cats and exotics. Dakota decided to move to Florida in March 2019 to expand his knowledge and skills and get more involved with ocean and wildlife medicine. He is the proud pet owner of 3 wonderful animals, Piper a 1 year old pug that has brought so much joy and happiness to his life; Kitty a 6 year old Maine Coon who was rescued from a trash can at the airport and his newest addition an 8 week old kitten named Ansel, who came into his life at the right time and fits right into the family.  Nothing makes Dakota happier than hearing clients with a beautiful story about how their pet came into their life and the joy and happiness that they bring.  Dakota says he is still only in the beginning of his career and still has so much to explore and experience.  He cannot wait to see where this field takes him. 

Stephanie- Kennel Manager /ACT Certified Kennel 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. 

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

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!

Julissa - ACT Certified Veterinary Receptionist

Julissa started working in the veterinary field after graduating from Animal Behavioral College in 2018 from the Veterinary Assisting Program. She truly enjoys caring for our patients well beings in any way she can!  Julissa has a spunky and sweet cat named Nala who she loves very much!

Sierra - Receptionist