About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a warm and welcoming setting where we can foster a sense of trust between our employees and clients.

Who We Are

About Parkview Animal Wellness

Parkview Animal Wellness is a new veterinary facility that opened near the heart of downtown Scottsboro, Alabama in May 2022. We are a newly-renovated facility located at 913 S. Broad Street, just across from the police station. Our team leads with compassion and expertise, fostering a fear-free, relaxing environment for pets and their families. We offer a full range of medical, dental, and surgical diagnostics and procedures in a low-stress environment. 

What can PAW do for you?

Parkview Animal Wellness is your pet’s comprehensive care provider. We offer a full range of medical, dental, and surgical diagnostics and procedures in a lower stress environment.

We have a comprehensive in-house laboratory capable of performing day of analysis of blood samples, fecal samples, urine samples, skin cytology, ear cytology, and fine needle aspirates from growths.  Some laboratory results are available in as little as 10 minutes while other samples may take longer to process.  Our CBC machine detects changes in white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.  Our chemistry analyzer will detect biochemical changes in your pet’s vital metabolic organs such as kidneys, liver, and pancreas.  We also have in-house coagulation tests, FeLV/FIV tests, thyroid tests, heartworm tests, and other blood analyzers.

We have a state-of-the-art digital radiograph (x-ray) machine and ultrasound equipment.  Dr. Shelton has advanced training in abdominal ultrasound to allow for in-house diagnostic analysis of abdominal organs such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines, kidneys, adrenal glands, and more.  Using ultrasound guidance, we can collect samples from diseased organs for analysis by a pathologist.  We can send images from radiographs and images and video clips from ultrasound to a radiologist for review and/or a second opinion if necessary. 

Our surgical suite is isolated from other treatment areas and buffered with a prep area to help maintain sterility.  We have in-depth anesthetic monitoring which includes continuous evaluation of respiratory rate, carbon dioxide and oxygen saturation, blood pressure, heart rate, electrocardiogram, pulse rate, and temperature.  With a full complement of anesthetic monitoring, we can early and quickly detect any changes in your pet’s performance under anesthesia and correct for these changes.  This helps mitigate anesthetic risk.  

Our high-tech dental suite has the same in-depth anesthetic monitoring as our surgical suite, ultrasonic scaler, low-speed polisher, a full complement of tools for safe dental extractions.  We are also excited to announce our digital dental radiograph (x-ray) machine!  A tooth is like an iceberg and much of the tooth is underneath the visible crown.  With dental radiographs, we can better evaluate the dentin, pulp cavity, root canal, and osseous (bone) erosion of teeth to detect and help treat disease earlier in the dental disease process.  Ask us about your pet’s dental grade at your next appointment.

Our facility was designed with Fear Free practices in mind to help alleviate stress.  You will see this integration from the moment your walk through the front door and are greeted by our friendly staff.  We have separate dog and cat waiting areas.  Each waiting area and examination room is equipped with diffusers with species-specific pheromones to help alleviate stress.  Other things we do to eliminate stress include lots of treats, keeping your pet with you as much as possible, sound machines, and comforting rooms.

 

For your pet to be prescribed any prescription medications, Dr. Shelton has to have a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship.  This means that your pet has to have been examined within the last year for any and all prescriptions.  This includes prescription flea/tick medications, heartworm medications, eye drops, antibiotics, prescription foods, online pharmacy authorizations, and all other prescription pharmaceuticals.

Our Veterinary Services

Our team is committed to offering our clients high-quality care as well as knowledgeable, sympathetic service and clear communication. We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Pet Animal Wellness Services

Pet Advanced Imaging – Ultrasound and Digital Radiography

 

Pet Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment with Digital Radiography

 

Pet In House Blood Analyzers

Pet Fear Free

Cat Friendly

Pet Nutritional Consultations

Pet Soft Tissue Surgery

Pet In House Cytology Analysis

Get to Know Our Team

At Parkview Animal Wellness, out team is committed to offering our clients high-quality care as well as knowledgeable, sympathetic service and clear communication. We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Michelle Shelton

DVM (Director of Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Michelle Shelton grew up in North Carolina where she developed a love for animals from an early age.  She decided she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 7 years old and since then never veered from her dream.  She got a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor is Genetics from North Carolina State University.  She attended St George’s University for her first three years of veterinary school and then attended Auburn University for her clinical year.  She has a passion for veterinary medicine and loves figuring out and explaining how things work.  She has experience in mixed practice, emergency and critical care, and in general practice.  Dr Shelton has a passion for animal wellness and preventative medicine.  In her spare time, she can be found at the park with her daughter, kayaking, hiking, or reading.

Heather Holman

LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician & Clinic Manager)

Heather Holman is a native of Flat Rock Alabama. She began working in the veterinary field when she was 17 years old. She knew early on that animal nursing care played an important role in veterinary medicine. After high school, she attended and graduated from Snead State Community College with an associates in applied science degree in veterinary technology. She has worked as a LVT for 18 years and has had the opportunity to explore many different aspects of the field. In her spare time she enjoys working outside on her family farm and taking care of all the farm animals. She recently had a new addition to her family, a little boy, which makes family time all the more special.

Carol Gilomen
Carol Gilomen is a new resident of Alabama. She recently moved here from Northern Wisconsin to escape the long, drawn-out winters. She began her journey in the veterinary field as a “School to Work” student at her high school. She knew right then that her future would involve veterinary medicine. She is a 1990 graduate of Madison Area Technical College, where she received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Animal Technology. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work in small animal practice and equine medicine. She enjoys spending time with friends and family while away from work. She has two amazing children and a husband who has been by her side since high school. Her favorite pastime is Jeeping with her husband and their two dogs.
Sara Wallingsford
Veterinary Assistant

Sara brings valuable experience and a deep connection with animals to our PAW family. She is a vital part of our team, and her commitment to caring for animals, both large and small, is truly inspiring.

Growing up, Sara was the kid who brought home all the strays, and that compassion for animals has only grown stronger. She shares her life with an impressive fur and hoofed family – 4 dogs, a cat, 8 horses, and 2 donkeys. But her love for animals doesn’t stop there; Sara’s family also runs a farm where they raise cattle.

One of Sara’s greatest joys is spending time outdoors, whether it’s working on the farm, camping with her horses, or trail riding in the majestic mountains. She’s not just a veterinary assistant; she’s a true animal enthusiast and adventurer at heart.

Originally from Grove Oak, Sara moved to Scottsboro to be with her now-husband and three step-kids. Her dedication to her family, both human and animal, is truly remarkable.

Sara’s unwavering commitment to being the voice for needy animals makes her an invaluable part of our team. She embodies the spirit of compassion and dedication that we cherish at PAW, and we’re grateful to have her by our side.

Cass Herrell
Client Service Specialist

Cass Herrell, an Atlanta native, brings over 25 years of dedicated client service experience to the Parkview Animal Wellness (PAW) team. Having moved to Dutton, AL, in 2022 with her husband, Cass is a cherished member of the local community, along with her four sons and a granddaughter.

Cass’s commitment to excellence in client service is driven by her deep passion for assisting others and her skill in problem-solving. She excels in ensuring that each client feels thoroughly heard and understood, reflecting PAW’s values of empathy and care in every interaction.

In her personal life, Cass is an avid baker, often delighting friends and family with her homemade cakes. She also enjoys undertaking various home improvement projects with her husband during the weekends. As an animal lover, her family extends to her beloved pets – two dogs, a cat, and two birds, all of whom are integral parts of her life.

Cass’s blend of professional expertise and personal warmth makes her an invaluable asset to the PAW family.

Our Hospital Tour

We will do every effort to maintain a friendly and welcoming environment where we may encourage a feeling of trust between our staff and customers.

Coming soon!