Our Careteam

Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Receptionist
Veterinary Assistant
Like many of her colleagues, Shayla knew at a very early age that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. Growing up in Westminster, MD, she was actively involved in FFA, which also played a role in her career decision. As a veterinary assistant here at Claws N Paws, Shayla is living her lifelong dream and loving every minute!

Shayla’s journey began in high school with an internship at another local vet clinic. In 2019, she began working as a kennel technician, a role that she held until August of 2021, when she joined the Claws N Paws team. Professionally, she enjoys being able to help our patients live happier, healthier lives and support their loving owners in any way she can.

At home, Shayla has five fur-babies of her own, including a boxer named Raven, a great Pyrenees named Mya, a yorkie named Milo, and two cats named Millie and Gabby.
Technician Supervisor
Kristin can’t remember a time when she wasn’t passionate about animals. She was always volunteering to bring home the classroom pet during grade school, and couldn’t get enough of biology and other science classes. The older she got, the more her fascination grew. Kristin has always known that she wanted to work hands-on to better the lives of pets! She gets to do just that as the Lead Veterinary Technician here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital.

Kristin is an Anne Arundel County native and attended Anne Arundel Community College to obtain her Veterinary Assistant certification in 2009. She signed on as an Assistant in her very first vet clinic that same year. Kristin joined the team at another local hospital as a Technician in 2013, and joined the Claws N Paws Animal Hospital family in August of 2017 after having earned her Bachelor’s degree from Stevenson University earlier that year.

Having known Dr. Singh for many years, Kristen was happy to join forces with him once again here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital. She loves to educate pet owners on the importance of preventative care, diagnostic testing, and other healthcare measures, and she also likes to meet a great variety of pet and human personalities on a daily basis.

Kristin’s interests outside of work include drawing, spending quality time with family, and enjoying the company of her own pets at home. She has two animal companions: Akira, who loves to dance for treats and hog the bed, and Sasha, whose favorite pastime is sitting on her mom’s feet for love and attention.