Veterinarians

At Carrollton West Pet Hospital, our friendly, professional staff provides compassionate care for your pet throughout your visit.

Dr. Ashley Champagne

Dr. Ashley ChampagneAshley Champagne, DVM graduated magna cum laude and with honors from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology and biology in 1998. In 2002, she graduated from Louisiana State University near the top of the class which fulfilled a life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian. Since very early childhood, Dr. Champagne has owned and cared for many dogs, cats, small mammals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, small birds and reptiles. She practiced veterinary medicine in Florida and Louisiana before moving to Texas in 2006. She has been practicing medicine at Carrollton West Pet Hospital since that time.

Dr. Champagne’s veterinary interests include dermatology, soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine and internal medicine for all the species that she cares for. She also takes a special interest in small mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and ferrets. She is married to an animal lover and has one son. She and her family currently share their house with two rescue dogs, a cat, a degu, three tortoises, a small snake and several aquariums.

Dr. Champagne works closely with several rescue agencies such as Texas Rustlers Small Mammal Rescue, North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary, Lone Star Labrador Rescue and several others. She also enjoys working with the unique needs of pets that have been rehomed or rescued from shelters. She believes that pets are part of the family and feels that the human animal bond is a special part of veterinary medicine as a whole.

 

Dr. Anna Osofsky

Dr. Anna Osofsky

Anna Osofsky is a 1999 graduate of the University of California, Davis (UCD) School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University followed by a 3 year residency in Companion Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine, again at UCD. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) and is certified in avian practice. She has been a member of the CWPH team since 2006.

Dr. Osofsky enjoys caring for all types of companion pets, especially dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and, of course, birds.  Her special interests include companion animal wellness, rabbit and rodent dental disease and all aspects of avian medicine. Her pet family includes two 20+ year old cockatoos and a Golden Retriever.

Dr. Osofsky has published numerous journal articles on exotic pets including birds, rodents, rabbits and reptiles. She is active with the Association of Avian Veterinarians, having served as an editor for the conference proceedings and on the research committee. She is also a past Vice Chair for the credentials committee of the ABVP. Dr. Osofsky currently works with local rescue groups such as Wings of Love Bird Haven, Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue, and North Texas Rabbit Rescue. She has spoken locally for these groups as well as Tree Top Bird Store and Kookaburra Bird Shop.

Dr. John Paa

Dr. John Paa

Dr. Paa grew up in Carrollton, Texas, and worked part-time at Carrollton West Pet Hospital during high school.  After graduating from Creekview High School, he attended Oklahoma State University where he earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Paa was granted early admittance to the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Upon graduating from veterinary school in 2011, he returned to Carrollton and began his career at Carrollton West Pet Hospital.  His veterinary interests include internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, and treating chronic pain in pets. He is currently a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Outside of work, Dr. Paa enjoys working out and spending time with his wife, Sara, whom he met at Oklahoma State and married in 2009.  Together, they enjoy attending as many Oklahoma State sporting events as possible and playing with Milton, their English Bulldog.

 

Dr. Ashley Heard-Ganir

 

Ashley Heard-Ganir’s journey into veterinary medicine was far from traditional or direct. Although a native born Texan, her family and research experiences have allowed her to travel all over.

After graduating from the University of Hawai’i, Hilo in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in marine science, her intention was to pursue a doctorate in marine mammal research. However, a research scholarship at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration introduced her to veterinary medicine. She continued to pursue her passions in ecology, conservation, and education exploring many jobs including: teacher, college lecturer, scientific diver, shark tagger – to name a few. However, the seed of passion had been planted and she realized that her calling was, indeed medicine. The family moved from Hawai’i in 2010 so she could complete additional coursework and gain technical experience as a technician before applying to Texas A&M’s Veterinary Medicine Program. She graduated from A&M with honors in 2016, after completing a unique alternative track focused on small and exotic/aquatic medicine. Her additional veterinary interests include nutrition, dentistry, clinical research, imaging, and internal medicine. Outside of medicine, her life centers on family, painting and sharing the “aloha” spirit through volunteering/education.

She feels most at home in Texas and on the big island of Hawai’i where her cultural passions and family roots are found. She married her husband and best friend in 2007 and has one daughter. Her current animal ohana includes a rescued veiled chameleon, a rescued cat, turtles, and many fish/invertebrates.

Dr. Lynda VanAntwerp

Dr. Lynda Van AntwerpDr. VanAntwerp graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1994 after early admission in 1990. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science in 1991 while completing her first year of veterinary school. While in veterinary school she did externships with the AVMA government relations division in Washington DC and also at the Oklahoma City Zoo as well as a general practice. She has been with Carrollton West Pet Hospital since 1995. Her veterinary interests include preventative care, senior care, internal medicine, cytology, and nutrition. She has a special interest in the human animal bond and the use of animals with people in physical and mental therapy and the benefits to all parties involved. For the past 15 years Dr. VanAntwerp has been a presenter at the American Association of University Women’s “Reach for the stars” program designed at keeping 7th and 8th grade girls interested in math and science careers. She also has been involved with other career day and educational opportunities for children/youth and enjoys having these students shadow for a day at the clinic. Her other animal interests include sea turtle rehabilitation. Her pet family includes three English bulldogs, and several farm cats, ducks, rabbits and turtles that have all been rescued.