Our staff at Choice Veterinary Services consists of well-trained and highly qualified personnel. We constantly strive to provide the best medical and surgical care possible for our patients. We are a full-service hospital, capable of handling almost any medical or surgical problem. This means that we can provide a wide range of specialized and routine services for our patients. Some of these services include: Hospitalization & Radiographs, Ultrasound, Dental Wellness & Oral Surgery, Acupuncture, and Laser. We are also Certified Reproductive Zoetis Frozen Center, offering specialized reproductive services. The compassionate and excellent medical staff at Choice Veterinary Services builds a family relationship with you as our client and your furry family member.

Dr. Phillip Shaw

I am a graduate of St George’s University College of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada. Before receiving my veterinary training, I was raised in Mt. Dora, Florida working in a mixed animal practice since the age of 15. My passion of animal medicine grew at the University of Florida where I received my Bachelors in Animals Sciences. (Go Gators!)

After graduation I furthered my skills in Eastern Veterinary Medicine becoming a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, from the Chi Institute, to help give alternative therapies to my patients. For 7 years I practiced in Orlando, Florida. I served as Chief of Staff for 3 years in a multi-doctor practice. There I pursued further training in advanced surgical techniques including fracture management/repair, stabilization of the canine knee after ACL rupture, abdominal ultrasound and dentistry.

Recently, my wife, Caryn, our daughter, Harper and our son, Leo, and I moved to the Southwest Florida area to realize our dream of opening our own veterinary practice, Choice Veterinary Services. I’ve since become a member of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy boating, in-shore and off-shore saltwater fishing, and playing bluegrass music (with Dr. Steely). A few years ago, we welcomed our newest addition Maui, our french bulldog, to the Shaw family.

Jodi Hess

I moved to Florida 8 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been working at Choice Veterinary Services since August 2011. I was very excited to have the opportunity to start my career in the veterinary field. We at Choice Veterinary Services work hard everyday to help all our patients and make a great experience for our clients. When not at work, I keep myself busy doing a whole lot of nothing. I do spend most of my weekends with my three dogs Zoe, Parker, and Finn. Also, on Saturdays I am usually spending the morning with my handsome horse Charlie. When I get the chance, I go on trail rides with my coworkers. My happy place is any beach with my partner, Mary, and spending time with my family.


I was born in Fort Myers Florida and My family and I moved to Cape Coral where we reside now. I am currently attending Veterinary Technician school and work at Choice Veterinary Services as a veterinary Assistant.

When at home we have two family dogs that are always willing to hang out with me while I am doing my schoolwork. On my free time I spend it with my family and boyfriend.

Brendan Mabry

I am one of the newest members in the veterinary field at Choice Veterinary Services. I was born in Mississippi, and moved to Florida with my family eight years ago. I am now working as a veterinary assistant, but training to be a veterinary technician. I truly enjoy every day that I am working with the animals and even more the education I’m getting at Choice Veterinary Services. On my free time I am playing video games or spending time with my family & friends. I can’t forget about my best buddy Oakley (Oakley is a 100 pound white German Shepherd). Along with Oakley I have 7 cats and my Mom’s dog. So, pretty much my time is spent loving on all my animals.