Dr. Hanusz and staff would like to welcome Dr. Pisle to the Paws & Claws team starting August 28th!

Veterinarian in Lambertville, MI

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Paws and Claws Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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.

Janelle, Hospital 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.

Summar, Veterinary Technician

Summar joins the Paws & Claws family for a second time. She did her externship here with us and graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2018. Summar was with us for 1 1/2 – 2 years. She is going to school now for her L/D nursing degree. Passions are taking care of animals and loved ones when needed. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family Finance Mike, baby boy Michael and 2 cats, Autumn and Marley.

Sarah, 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.

Caryssa, Veterinary Assistant

Caryssa grew up taking care of a Feral colony, and because they began to trust her, it sparked an interest in Behavior. She got certified as a Fear Free Professional. Caryssa is currently in school to become a registered veterinary technician. She lives at home with her boyfriend Nick, 3 dogs (Maggie, Ben, and Gus), and 3 cats (Maizly, Cookie Dough, and Fat Butt). Caryssa also is a foster for kittens when needed. If she gets some spare time, she likes to paint, build legos, and do projects around the house.

Rosemary, 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.