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 offered curbside service. With the threat of COVID waning, we have transitioned to allow clients into the hospital wearing masks and discontinued 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, please give us a call at (870) 856-3243. We can arrange an in-person tour and introduce you to some of our staff members.
We recommend Hill's Prescription foods and Science Diet pet foods. We carry puppy food, adult dog maintenance food, and special gastrointestinal foods. 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. We can offer the best food to maintain optimal health for your pet.
The spacious examination rooms of Shaw Veterinary Clinic are constructed with your comfort in mind. We have transitioned away from curbside service allowing clients inside when they wear masks. 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 hold your pets so you can rest easy that we are providing you and your pet with the best health care possible. We look forward to seeing our clients as they now accompany their pets inside our hospital and we work through COVID.
We offer in-house laboratory testing with the most up-to-date blood analyzing equipment for your pet. We can obtain a CBC which gives us information regarding your pet's RBC and WBC count along with Metabolic Profile testing to assess the functions of your pet's liver, kidney, and thyroid within a few hours. We can obtain results of your pet's blood tests quickly allowing us to develop a treatment plan. We are able to assess your pet's thyroid function to perform T4 testing and analyze samples for intestinal parasites and screen for heartworm disease. Our in-house diagnostic lab speeds up the time in getting results of your pet's blood tests. JoDawn, our veterinary technician, is pictured performing blood testing on an ill patient.
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. 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 medications.. All pets are monitored during dental procedures to watch respiration, oxygen concentrations, heart rate, and pulse.
When COVID-19 hit, we distanced 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 threat still present, we have opened our doors with the requirement that clients wear masks while in the hospital. We rely on guidance from the American Veterinary Medical Association and will err on the side of caution to keep everyone safe. If you agree to wear a mask, we can schedule your appointment allowing you inside the examination room 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.
Please call (870) 856-3243 if you have questions, want to place an order for medication, or schedule an appointment. With the threat of COVID still present, we require all clients to wear masks while in our hospital. We appreciate your understanding and trust in our veterinary health care team.
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. The cold laser therapy is used 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 also administer laser therapy to the incision sites after surgical procedures to promote healing and decrease discomfort. If you have questions regarding the health care of your pet, give us a call at (870) 856-3243.
We offer digital radiography that allows us to take radiographs quickly and more efficiently. The picture shows Jacey assisting Dr. Roger as he takes radiographs of a dog's back. If needed, we can 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.
"New to town from rural Montana. I brought my 130 lb. King Shepherd mix and 6 mo. old 80lb. Caucasian shepherd puppy to Dr. Shaw. The dogs were nervous because the new office, people and smells and even took over the lobby. Lesley, the receptionist, and Macayla, the assistant, kept calm and won my skittish pups over almost instantly despite additional drama of my dogs refusing to let other clients into the lobby area. Despite the antics of my dogs, Dr Shaw and her staff remained steadfast, calm, and attentive to my fur babies. I'm so happy I found this office and my pups will have the best care possible. Geaux Tigers!!!" Becca Ewing, Evening Shade
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.