Meet the Team


Dana  Means<Br>D.V.M. photo

Dana Means

Dr. Means has been a practicing Doctor of Veterinary Medicine since graduating Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr. Means has worked in Texas and New Jersey since graduation. Dr. Means was an owner of King Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX for 13 years until she sold her share in 2010. She has also worked previously as a human medical research analyst the 7 years. She joined 380 West Animal Hospital as a part-time veterinarian in the Fall of 2011 and became a full-time associate in 2012.

Michael  Shelton<Br>D.V.M. photo

Michael Shelton

Michael Shelton, D.V.M. Dr. Shelton graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. He did his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University. He practiced medicine at Parker Animal and Bird Clinic in Plano for ten years before opening his own practice. Dr. Shelton manages his land in Blue Ridge along with enjoying his hobby of rebuilding cars on the weekends. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his wife Chris and their four children.

Lauren   Allen<br>D.V.M. photo

Lauren Allen

Dr. Lauren Allen joined our team in 2012 when she was an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University. She continued to work with us as a technician throughout her time in vet school. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and will return to our clinic as a full time veterinarian. During her time in vet school, Dr. Allen's interests included internal medicine, cardiology and behavior training. Dr. Allen grew up in McKinney and has returned following graduation with her border collie mix "Piper". We are so excited to have Dr. Allen join our team!

Our Staff

Elizabeth L.V.T./Practice Manager  photo

Elizabeth L.V.T./Practice Manager

Elizabeth, or Liz as we call her, has worked with Dr. Shelton since June of 1997.  She lives in Farmersville with her husband Larry and has two wonderful children.  They have a small farm with horses, chickens, Boer goats, dogs and cats. Liz became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1992 and has worked in the veterinary field since 1988. She is extremely passionate about surgery, Dentistry, anesthesia, and pain management.  She will ensure that your pet is as comfortable as possible at all times. Liz devotes a lot of time to the clinic making sure it is a healthy environment for everyone.

Buster </br> House Cat  photo

House Cat

Buster is our house cat. He was found, as a small kitten in a barn in July of 2007. He soon won the hearts of the staff and joined the practice as the official greeter. Buster is very loving and has no fear. He will walk up to the largest of dogs, or the angriest of cats. He has a fascination for purses. He will crawl right in and lay down. He is quite the character. In 2017 he became diabetic and is managed by the staff and doing very well.

Heather</br>Technician  photo


Heather joined our team in November 2015. She is currently enrolled in a Vet Technician program. She lives with her twin boys and her dog named Bella and her cat named Garfield. Her passion is helping any animal in need. She really enjoys being your technician of choice for Tech appointments. She also enjoys being involved with assisting your pet in surgery. In Heathers free time she enjoys her family and any activity with her family.

Leslie</br>Technician  photo


Leslie joined our team in December 2017. She has 20yrs experience as a veterinary technician. She is a bright and positive influence on our team. She is definitely passionate about all types of surgery and radiology but loves all aspects of the veterinary field. She also enjoys talking with clients about their 4-legged kids. She enjoys learning about clients new pets and loves to be helpful in the process of making those hard decisions in the end. Leslie lives in McKinney with her husband and daughter and enjoys spending time with her family and her mini zoo of 6 cats, 2 dogs, and a bunny.

Courtney </br> Technician   photo


Courtney joined our team in August 2015. She lives in Allen with her 2 very sweet Boxer boys Seamus and Yogi. She served 6 years active Duty in the Military. She is currently finishing a degree in Criminal Justice. Her love for the animals is obvious, all animals trust her. Courtney really enjoys this field of work and is the first to aid a client in need. Outside of the clinic she likes to take her boxer boys outside and explore trails. Courtney enjoys softball and loves trying new foods.

380 West Animal Hospital

4701 West University Drive

McKinney TX 75071 US

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(214) 544-7881 Fax: 214-544-7263


Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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