Dr. Dawn Hanusz, DVM/Owner
Dr. Dawn Hanusz is a native of Toledo. After graduating from Central Catholic High School she attended the University of Findlay where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in the Pre-Veterinary Medicine field. She then pursued her doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Ohio State University. After working in private practices in Ohio and Michigan she decided to branch out on her own, starting Paws & Claws Animal Hospital in January 2014. She shares her home with her husband, Ethan, 2 dogs, Coal and Ivy, and 5 cats, Smores, Swampy, Stumpy, Voltage and Louie. She also has 3 grown children, Derrik, Courtney, and Kira. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting and outdoor adventures.
Janelle Coleman RVT, CCMT Office Manager/Veterinary Technician
Janelle has been a significant part of the Paws & Claws family since it opened in January 2014. She started in the Veterinary field in 2002 as an assistant. In 2009, she graduated from Stautzenberger College as a Registered Veterinary Technician. A few years later, she realized her passion for canine massage therapy, and so she went on to become a Certified Canine Massage Therapist. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, crafting and baseball with her family: Cody (husband), Xavier (son), and Alyssa (daughter). She also shares her home with her dog Harper.
Sarah Winston, Veterinary Assistant
Sarah joined our practice in May 2019. She is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University where she studied biological and chemical science. Growing up next to Goodyear's farm in Brunswick, Ohio she quickly learned that she had a love for animals and hopes to soon further her education in veterinary medicine / pathology. She shares her home with her boyfriend, Graham and her dog, Blue. In her spare time you can find her kayaking, fishing, hiking with Blue, or cheering on her favorite basketball and hockey teams.
Daniella Fedak-Lengel, Veterinary Assistant
Daniella is originally from London, England but moved to the greater Toledo area when she was 5. She has always had a love for animals, and plans on attending Veterinary school in the future. She is currently a Veterinary Technician student at Stautzenberger College. Also a graduate from Bowling Green State University where she studied Biology, Chemistry, and minored in Spanish. She has 2 dogs (Taz & Ed) and 2 cats (Nyx & Raven Mae). When she is not studying or helping animals at work, Daniella spends her time volunteering at local homeless shelters or spending time with her fur babies.
Rosemary Fedorowicz, Veterinary Assistant
Rose is a Michigan native who graduated from the University of Findlay with a bachelor of science in both English Equestrian studies and Equine Business Management. After graduation she spent several years riding and training at two barns in North Carolina. Wanting to do more to help animals she decided to return to school to become a Veterinary Technician. She has a horse named Malcolm and 3 cats ( Coco, Louie & Rasputin). She is an avid shark week enthusiast and it is her dream to one day move somewhere warm and live by the ocean so she can learn to surf and take her animals on beach adventures.
Caryssa Holmes, Veterinary Assistant
JoAnna Watson RVT, Veterinary Technician
JoAnna comes to Paws & Claws Animal Hospital with 32 years of experience in the animal field. Starting at 16 as a dog bather, she then worked at the Toledo Humane Society. Realizing she could turn her love for animals into a career she attended Stautzenberger College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Animal Science. After working as a technician for 13 years she took a 13 year hiatus to run her own grooming salon/mobile grooming business. She is now ready to re-enter the field as a Veterinary Technician. Her passions include animals, crafts, and spending time with my family.