Meet Dr. Shawn

Dr. ShawnDr. Shawn Messonnier opened Paws & Claws Animal Hospital in 1991. His special interests include exotic pets, dermatology, cancer, and internal medicine. Dr. Shawn is a well-known speaker and author. In addition to serving clients, he has written for numerous veterinary and pet publications including Animal Wellness, Body + Soul, Veterinary Forum, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Dog World, Fido Friendly, Whole Dog Journal, Whole Cat Journal, Whole Living, Total Health and Wellness. He is the former radio host of the award-winning Dr. Shawn The Natural Vet for Martha Stewart Living Radio.

He also maintains the informative Pet Care Naturally website dedicated to teaching pet owners to do what is best for their pets, the natural way. It provides a wealth of information on natural and holistic care, supplementation, articles, pet care handouts and much more.

Dr. Shawn is also the author of several books, including the award-winning The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, The Natural Vets’ Guide to Preventing and Treating Arthritis in Dogs and Cats, The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs, 8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets.

Book - The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & CatsBook - The Allergy Solution for DogsBook - The Natural Vets’ Guide to Preventing and Treating Arthritis in Dogs and CatsBook - The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in DogsBook - 8 Weeks to a Healthy DogBook - Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets

As a result of his wife Sandy’s breast cancer, he and Sandy coauthored Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can WIN The Battle!

Book - Breast Choices for the Best Chances

Dr. Shawn has served as a consultant, done research for, or lectured for many highly respected companies in the pet care industry, including Vet Classics, Pet Togethers, Spectrum Labs, Ark Naturals, N-Bones, Nature’s Variety, Heel, Nutramaxx, and RX Vitamins for Pets.

To continue his education and ensure your pet receives top-notch care, Dr. Shawn maintains an active membership in several health care organizations including: American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

I also have a wonderful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog named Rita and a beautiful Ragdoll cat named Dysa!

Dysa Rita