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.

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!