About Us

Metro Paws Animal Hospitals are a collaboration between three veterinary hospitals in the Dallas Metro area. Our locations are full-service, offering many additional services for dogs and cats in addition to wellness care and immunizations, boarding, dermatology, radiology, surgery, dentistry, reproduction, and heartworm treatment.

Entrusting us with the health and well-being of your pet is not something we take for granted. We pride ourselves in making veterinary visits a positive experience for both you and your pet. As such, we go the extra step to be a fear-free and cat-friendly-certified practice.

You can always count on us to be honest, compassionate, and provide complete veterinary care when your pet needs it most.


In 2006, the White Rock Lake area enjoyed the birth of its newest veterinary hospital - Metro Paws Animal Hospital. The hospital opened in May in the Skillman-Live Oak Shopping Center. Its mission was-and still is-to provide exceptional care to both its clients and its patients.

Barely christened itself, the hospital was looking forward to the upcoming births of its founders’ babies. Dr. Kathryn Sarpong was expecting her second daughter and was currently the mother of 3-year-old daughter Abigail. She and her husband, Benjamin, met at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Jennifer Lavender, who is was the mother to 2-year-old Wilson at the time, was also looking forward to the arrival of a daughter that August. She met her husband, Adam Basden, just hours after graduating from veterinary school at Texas A&M University.

But the doctors of MPAH had more in common than just their due dates. Drs. Sarpang and Lavender both completed veterinary school at Texas A&M University in 2001, went to on to complete voluntary, year-long internship programs, and each had worked several, previous years in the Dallas area at emergency clinics and day practices. They shared a vision of creating a hospital committed to patient care and customer service, and this vision has grown into three, highly successful and client-loved veterinary practices.

Drs. Sarpong and Lavender in 2006.
Drs. Sarpong and Lavender in 2006.


Metro Paws Animal Hospital - Skillman

1910 Skillman Street
Dallas, TX 75206
P: 214-887-1400

— Open 7 days a week —

Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 2pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Metro Paws Animal Hospital - Oak Cliff

1021 Fort Worth Avenue
Dallas, TX 75208
P: 214-939-1600

— Open 7 days a week —

Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 8am – 5pm

Metro Paws Animal Hospital - White Rock

7446 East Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75214
P: 214-324-1500

— Open 6 days a week —

Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Sunday: Closed