COVID Updates: We are limiting the number of people entering the hospital. All visitors must be escorted into the building by a staff member. Please text us upon arrival. Our exam rooms are limited to 2 pet owners at a time and we are utilizing curbside care for many services. We ask for your patience as we strive to keep you, your pets and our staff safe and healthy.


Shawna Animal Care Taker and Doctors Assistant - Parkway Vet Hospital

Animal Care Taker and Doctors Assistant

With The Parkway Veterinary Hospital since 2003

My contribution to The Parkway Veterinary Hospital is to provide exceptional care for the boarding pets which can include 22 dogs and 16 cats. I get to play with animals all day which includes feeding, administering medications and minor treatments, groom, exercise, provide mental stimulation to prevent boredom, snuggle time, massage and just love on them. I have the best job!

Keeping the hospital organized and free of germs is also up to me and my fellow caretakers. I also love to help the technicians, doctors, receptionists and groomer when needed. Teamwork is very important in the practice and I love being helpful!

Education/Training: Oregon State University, BS in Animal Sciences

Hobbies/Pets/Family: I love to do anything outdoors. Riding horses, raising/training puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, reading, watching movies, are just some of the activities I do in my free time. I currently live with 3 dogs; Molly, Maylita and Narnia who is a Guide Dog puppy in training. 3 horses; Fritz, Honey Bee, and Rusty, and an assortment of goats, a goose, chickens and a cat named Smudge Splash Dog.