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.