Meet Our Team
Dr. Dawn, 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.
Dr. Pisle, DVM
Dr. Amber Pisle is an experienced veterinarian, having been in practice for over 12 years. Originally from Akron, Ohio, Dr. Pisle spent four years in Maryland obtaining her bachelor’s degree before returning to Ohio to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. Ultimately she settled in Toledo, Ohio spending a year as an emergency veterinarian before finding her calling in general practice. She specializes in cytology and preventive behavior and takes pride in offering fear-free and low-stress handling for her patients. Dr. Pisle enjoys crafting, training her dog for therapy work, and playing multiple musical instruments. She is a talented writer and has diverse skills, including sabre fencing and spinning yarn from raw fiber. Dr. Pisle shares her home with an English cream Golden Retriever named Ruth Bader Ginsberg Psyduck, her daughter, and her husband. Her genuine love for animals and dedication to client education make her a cherished member of the community. In both her professional and personal life, Dr. Pisle’s goal is to create a positive impact and build lasting connections with her clients and their beloved pets.