Our Veterinarians

Dr. Scott D. Shaw
Owner, Chief Veterinarian
Dr. Scott Shaw cared for horses, chickens, a goat, and a cow at a young age, and always admired the local veterinarian who helped with the family’s animals. When the time came to apply for college, Dr. Shaw thought about what he really enjoyed. He liked animals, he was interested in science and puzzle-solving, and he wanted the ability to live wherever he desired. When Dr. Shaw added it all up, one choice was perfectly clear: veterinary medicine was the path for him!

Dr. Shaw is originally from San Jose, California and opened the doors of Westside Pet Hospital for business in the summer of 2012. He’s been caring for the area’s pets and animal parents here ever since. Dr. Shaw has a particular affinity for integrating Western medicine and alternative therapies to find the best solution for a pet’s ailment—he loves to put the pieces of the puzzle together to form a clear picture. Most of all, Dr. Shaw enjoys speaking directly with the area’s pet owners and being a firsthand witness to the incredible bonds that the area’s pet parents share with their four-legged companions.

Along with his wife of 25 years, Kristin, Dr. Shaw shares his home with his two sons, Doug and Nathan. Away from work, he loves to bicycle and has been riding on- and off-road for decades, and he’s also fond of skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the winter months.
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    • Harley C.Harley C.

      Tucker James, my beautiful fluffy baby, received a birthday card this week! I love the personal touch that Dr. Shaw and his team put into their customer... Read More

    • Katy AcetoKaty Aceto

      We had a great experience with Dr. Shaw. He was gentle with our sweet Judy, and took time to answer all of our questions. She seemed to be comfortable there and wasn't terrified! We are so happy with our vet choice!

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    • Jessie SingletonJessie Singleton

      Dr. Shaw took time to thoroughly explain after-care to me when I had both my dogs in for a check-up and teeth cleaning. He is so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. MacKenzie was so helpful and also took extra time to discuss concerns I had about the pups. Thank you both for making me (and my doggie family) feel welcome and important.

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    • Becky DormanBecky Dorman

      Highly recommend Westside Pet Hospital. Exceptional customer service and knowledgeable staff.

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    • Susie Vandehey JurgensenSusie Vandehey Jurgensen

      We drove down from the Portland area to have gold bead implants done on our Puppy for hip dysplasia. The staff was great and Dr Shaw was very kind. This was yesterday. This morning our puppy got up from bed and I can already see a difference in her limp. She is happier and has more energy than I have seen in a long time. That is one day! I am so happy to see her so happy. Can't wait to see how she continues to improve. Thank you, Dr Shaw!!! :)

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    • Karen Masie KruegerKaren Masie Krueger

      Dr. Shaw helped ease pain and increase appetite in our old dog Spy with acupuncture. We were very grateful to have that option with our senior pet!

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    • Mary WeirichMary Weirich

      My 5 kitties (between 6 and 12 years old) would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shaw and staff! We've been with Westside for more than 2 1/2 years since we moved from Texas and have had anything from yearly checkups/vaccinations to dental cleanings and thyroid cancer treatments at the clinic. The staff is friendly, the facility super clean and relaxing. Us kitties appreciate the separate kitty and dog areas. Dr. Shaw has very good "kitty manners" and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. We really appreciate that our appointments are always on schedule with very little waiting time and we always feel our 5 babies are in capable hands. Laurie at the front desk is so nice and kind! Five stars all the way!!!Thank you guys (and ladies)!!! Marita S.

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