Welcome to Shaw Veterinary Clinic. Thank you for choosing our hospital for your pet's health care needs. Our primary goal is to provide high quality medical care for your pets. In the past, we offered tours of our clinic along with the opportunity to meet some of our staff. When the COVID-19 situation hit, we were unable to allow clients into our office and transitioned to curbside service. With the surge in the Omicron variant, we must continue curbside service. We have a full line of pet foods, surgical services, dental procedures with cleaning and polishing, cold laser therapy for arthritis and wound healing, digital radiography along with much more. We hope you enjoy browsing through our website for a virtual tour. Please feel free to offer feedback about our services and staff. Pictured here is Dr. Donna at the front desk with Bender, Lesley's Boxer and our mascot. If you are interested in a tour to see our facility and meet our staff, please give us a call at (870) 856-3243.
We recommend Hill's Prescription foods and Science Diet pet foods. We carry puppy food, adult dog maintenance food, and gastrointestinal foods for pets who have GI issues. If your pet needs a specific Hill's Prescription food or Science Diet food that we do not have in stock, we can order the item by Tuesday and have your pet's food delivered by the next Thursday. Our doctors are glad to offer you nutritional consultations for your pet with special needs. We can help you in providing your pet with the best food to maintain optimal health.
The examination rooms of Shaw Veterinary Clinic are constructed with your comfort in mind. Our exam rooms are spacious to accommodate both you and your pet. For the last year, we have not been able to allow clients in our hospital due to COVID situation, but we are attempting to transition away from curbside service. We believe that adequate client education is of utmost importance and we routinely offer pamphlets explaining various diseases along with information about preventative medications. Our doctors strive to perform a thorough exam on your pet in order to identify potential problems and verify your pet's health. Assistants will help the doctors hold your pets so you can rest easy that we are providing you and your pet with the best health care possible. We all look forward to seeing our clients in person as we provide veterinary health care services for their pets. Please be patient with us as we work through this transition period getting acquainted with our clients again. If you are adequately vaccinated and will wear a mask, we can make the necessary arrangements for you to accompany your pet inside our building.
We offer laboratory testing with the most up-to-date blood analyzing equipment for your pet. We can obtain a CBC which gives us your pet's Red Blood Cell and White Blood Cell count along with a Metabolic Profile to assess your pet's liver, kidney, and thyroid function within a few hours. With our in-house laboratory, we can get results on your pet's blood testing quickly. We are able to assess your pet's thyroid function with our laboratory equipment to perform T4 testing in addition to analyzing fecal samples for intestinal parasites and blood samples to screen for heartworm disease infection. Our in-house diagnostic lab speeds up the time in getting results of your pet's blood tests.
We offer dental procedures on an appointment basis. If your pet has a foul odor coming from the mouth, then your pet may be in need of some dental work. The fees for dentistry depend on several factors such as your pet's age and whether or not extractions are necessary. If your pet is older, the doctors may want to perform pre-operative blood testing to verify your pet's body functions are optimal. If you feel your pet may benefit from a dental procedure, call us at (870) 856-3243 to set up a dental exam. The doctors can examine your pet's mouth and give you a better idea of total costs, possible extractions, and discuss the need for pre-operative blood work. All pets are monitored during dental procedures to watch respiration, oxygen concentrations, heart rate, and pulse.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have distance ourselves offering curbside service. While this situation was not ideal, it was necessary for the health and welfare of our doctors, staff, and clients. With the surge in the Omicron variant, we have made the decision to continue our curbside service. We rely on guidance from the American Veterinary Medical Association and will err on the side of caution to keep everyone safe. If you have been adequately vaccinated and agree to wear a mask while inside the building, we can schedule your appointment to allow you inside our hospital with your pet. We appreciate your understanding and trust in choosing our veterinary hospital for your pet's health care needs and look forward to future in person experiences. Thank You!
Lesley Woodard and JoDawn Carlton are present at the front desk to answer the phone to help you with your needs either giving information or scheduling appointments. Lesley and JoDawn assist with your appointments, answer questions regarding your pet's health care, and keep our office organized to run efficiently. They also help the doctors in treating your pets while they are hospitalized receiving medical care or undergoing surgery. Please call (870) 856-3243 if you have questions, want to place an order for medication, or schedule an appointment. We were working to transition away from curbside service and resuming tours of our facilities. However, with the surge in the Delta variant of COVID, we have had to put those plans on hold and continue with curbside service. We appreciate your understanding and trust in our veterinary health care team. We are hopeful that this situation is temporary and we can get back to normal soon.
Services for your pets
We offer a wide variety of surgical options ranging from spaying, neutering, and dental procedures to some orthopedic surgeries and therapeutic laser treatment. Our staff members assist the doctors with surgical procedures, evaluate your pet's vital signs (respiration, heart rate, and oxygen) with the pulse oximetry monitor while they are undergoing anesthesia, and help the doctors with various procedures such as administration of laser therapy. The cold laser therapy is utilized in situations to promote healing and reduce inflammation. The picture to the right shows Dr. Roger administering laser therapy to Ridley's ear to treat her inflammatory ear problem. The doctors administer laser therapy to the incision site after surgical procedures to promote rapid healing.
We offer digital radiography that allows us to take radiographs quickly and more efficiently. We are also able to give clients copies of their pet's radiographs. The picture shows Jacey assisting Dr. Roger as he takes radiographs of a dog's back. If needed, we can also email copies of your pet's radiographs to a veterinary specialist for a second opinion or referral. We refer our radiographs to Dr. LeeAnn Pack of Southland Vets for our radiography consultation. Dr. Pack is board certified in radiology and is a valuable asset to our practice.
Drs. Roger & Donna Shaw met while attending veterinary school at Louisiana State University. In June of 1983, they opened Shaw Veterinary Clinic. Their daughter Heather and her husband Adam share their home with a Corgi named Luna, a cat named Sly, and their daughter Everleigh. Their daughter Jennifer is the Director of Accounting at Westrock Coffee based in Maumelle, AR. Jennifer shares her home with her Labradors Ridley and Pepper. Their youngest daughter Stephanie received her Master of Science in Marine Science from Hawaii Pacific University May of 2017 and is currently pursuing her PhD in Vancouver, BC, where she is studying the toxicants affecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale population of British Columbia. Stephanie's husband Jake is stationed in Bremerton, Washington, where he is serving in the United States Navy.