Dr. Carlson Graham, D.V.M


Dr. Carlson Graham is originally from Batesville, MS and currently lives in Hernando, MS with his lovely wife and two children Star & Emmett. After graduating from Mississippi State Veterinary School in 2013, Dr. Graham worked in Emergency Animal Care, where he developed his specific interests in Dermatology, Soft tissue surgery, and Preventive Medicine. His other past times include BBQ & cooking, as well as spending time with his cattle at his farm in Batesville.



Dr. Taylor May


Dr. Taylor May is originally from Bentonia, MS. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Mississippi State University and went on to attend the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include owner education and preventive medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

In her free time, Dr. May enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and their two active dogs, Chief and Pete, a British Lab and Mixed Breed, respectively. Her indoor hobbies include reading and cooking and are usually accompanied by their senior Shih Tzu, Sanford.



Amanda Charest

General Manager and Patient Care Coordinator

Amanda Charest graduated from The University of Mississippi with her B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis. Growing up in Rankin County, MS, her compassion for all types of animals was seen from the very beginning. It wasn’t until after graduating that the idea of merging her passions of animals and medicine even occurred to her. She joined the Paws staff in July of 2012 and was promoted to General Manager in November of 2013. She has many goals and desires driving her forward into veterinary medicine such as obtaining a degree in Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Specialty in Critical Care CVPM. Along for that fun journey, her three besties will travel with her: Ainsley, Daisy, and Lil Monstar!




Charlotte Kisner

Patient Care Coordinator

Charlotte Kisner’s love of animals started at a young age growing up with dogs, cats, horses, rats and a bird, but she didn’t discover her passion for veterinary medicine until she was hired as a vet assistant at Paws in 2015. She loves being a part of all of our patient’s journey’s whether it’s watching them grow through all of their life stages or helping nurse a sick patient back to health. When she is not at Paws caring for patients, she spends her time chasing after her young daughter and 5 fur-kids with her husband.



Naomi Grace Sockwell

Administrative Liaison

Naomi Sockwell graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Animals have always been a passion of hers, however, and working with them is a dream come true! She loves her job so much, she commutes from Southaven. When not at work, Naomi can be found spending time with her husband John or cuddling her dog, Johnny Cash.


Christina Nguyen

Client Care Coordinator

Lover of all living things. Since she was little, her father always brought home strays, hurt animals, bunnies he caught while driving the tractor, for her to love and take care of. She knew then, that she wanted to continue loving and taking care of all living things for the rest of her life. Also, Go Rebels! <3



Bryant Gillespie

Head Caregiver
Bryant has been working in the pet resort since 2016. He graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2019 with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. When he is not caring for the animals at Paws he is working for a marketing agency or spending time with his 2 dogs Lyla & Decker and his cat Saint. In Bryant’s free time he can be found with friends and family or spending time in the outdoors.




Katie Koenenn


Katie grew up in Raleigh, NC and then later moved to Atlanta, GA during her junior year of high school. She spent a lot of her time competing in golf tournaments and playing with her mini schnauzer and poodle, Prince and Saint. She is currently a student at the University of Mississippi pursuing a BA in Biology. After graduating, she wants to attend veterinary school and eventually open her own practice. She is an avid animal lover, especially when it comes to her dog KC. KC loves going to work with her mom where she can play with all of her friends!



Savannah Fairley

Veterinary Assistant/Administrative Assistant

Savannah Fairley joined the Pampered Paws team during her freshman year at Ole Miss in 2015. She has since then completed a B.S. in biological sciences with minors in chemistry and German with a research focus in pharmaceutical natural product small molecule drug design. Her passion for animals started when she fell in love with her childhood pet, a rescued pit bull named Missy. This love prompted her to begin working in an animal hospital during her high school career. When she moved to Oxford she knew she had to continue working with animals! When she is not working, she can be found at the dog park playing soccer with her dog/son Beowulf!




Krissy Keiser

Administrative Assistant / Veterinary Assistant

Krissy was born and raised in Aurora, CO where she discovered her passion for animals volunteering at a nearby equine facility, then later as an aquarium scuba diver in Denver. She found her passion for helping animals and veterinary medicine after moving to a farm in Oxford, MS in 2014. Since then, she has worked with animals big and small in various clinics around North Mississippi. She received her B.S. in Biology in 2017 from Ole Miss and is currently applying to MSU veterinary school. She joined us September 2019 and is thrilled to be a part of the Paws family.




Tori Mulqueen

Administrative Assistant

Tori is a recent Ole Miss graduate who grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She aspires to use her English degree to work in Communications for the government one day. Tori also hopes to have a house full of four-legged friends in the future.




Chelsea Shaw

Veterinary Assistant

The mother of 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a chinchilla, this girl can’t say no to any animal in need! When he’s in town, Chelsea spends her free time with her husband, Travis who serves in the National Guard. When Travis is away, Chelsea enjoys volunteering for rescues and spoiling all of our client’s animals, including her own. She has such a passion and love for animals; her goal is to show the world how lucky we truly are to have pets to love us!



Shelby Stanford


Ever since Shelby was small, she has always wanted to work with animals. Now, she has been given that wonderful opportunity at Pampered Paws! She is hoping to return to school in the near future to get a degree as a Vet Tech so she can continue to help care for everyone’s sweet fur babies! When not at work, Shelby can be found rocking out to Metallica and spending time with her pup, Clementine and her husband Trey.



Brianna Rudd


Brianna graduated from South Panola High School in May of 2019. She’s has been working with animals since she was old enough to have a job, and has known she wanted to work with them since she was 7 years old. Her love for animals continues to grow with each passing day.



Mandy Williams


Mandy was born and raised in Mission Viejo, California and has always been a lover of animals. Her love first sparked when as a child her dad flew to the Netherlands to get her a rare breed of puppy, a Kookierhondje. From a young age, she learned how to horseback ride and vault as well as care for horses, dogs, and cats. She currently is in graduate school pursuing a Master of Music Degree from the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in Music Education and hopes to one day open up a performing arts academy. When she is not studying or working, she is dog-sitting or spending time with her sweet rescue cat, Bell.



Catey Questa


Catey is an Ole Miss student from Memphis, TN. She is working on becoming a certified dog behaviorist and hopes to some day open a canine therapy facility for human and dog rehabilitation. Catey previously worked for the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County and continues to foster for various organizations. She has one dog, Zami,  two geckos, Carlos & Carti, along with a few foster dogs!



Peyton Burchette


Peyton is a Oxford Native who’s love for animals began at a young age, when her mother fostered an injured kitten.  She plans on obtaining her degree in Elementary Education.  When not at work or with friends, Peyton can usually be found with her three dogs Franklin, Hattie, and Teddy.



Mooshoe and Gloria

Chief Executive Meowsers

Mooshoe is an 11 year old, grumpy old man who keeps Paws in line. He can be seen in the parking lot sunbathing or lurking under cars. His inside time is divided between the front lobby and his special futon throne upstairs. He recently hired an associate Gloria to help him with his ever growing workload of napping in strange places and meowing welcome to our patients.


Gloria is a beautiful 7 year old sophisticated lady. She enjoys napping in potted plants. You can follow them on Instagram @mastermooshoe