Meet Our Team
Dr. Gary A. Raiczyk
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Gary Raiczyk is the owner and senior Veterinarian of Angel Parkway Pet Hospital. He has served the pets of North Texas for 25 out of his 35 years in practice. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has experience as a previous owner, associate, and emergency clinician. He has a special interest in dermatology, surgery, and internal medicine. He has served as a board member and director of the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas and Search One Rescue. He is a past recipient of Veterinarian of the Year. He enjoys music, sports, and travel with his wife and family. He currently has one cat and one dog.
Dr. Elyse Coleman
Dr. Elyse Coleman received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2017 and has been practicing in North Texas ever since. Her special interests include internal medicine, anesthesia, and pocket pets. Besides veterinary medicine, she enjoys reading, gardening, horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is a cat person who happens to live with two dogs.
Hello! My name is Allison and I started working at Angel Parkway in August of 2020! I have been in the veterniary field for 5 years and have enjoyed every moment of it. I have one crazy mutt named Skylar who has been nicknamed “24/7” because she loves to play all the time. My husband and I welcomed our first daughter at the beginning of 2020 and have enjoyed seeing our family grow.
Fun facts about Allison:
- She loves traveling
- Her favorite candy is Reese’s pumpkins at Halloween
- She is 1/4 Japanese
Hi there! My name is Liz and I have been a vet tech since 2011. In that time I’ve worked with all kinds of critters and have loved every minute of it! Coming from Florida, I love fishing and sailing. Horseback riding, hiking, and painting are a few more of my favorite pass times… when there is time to pass haha. My husband and I have 5 kids. A human daughter and 4 fur kids: Roxie(an Australian Shepherd mix), Riley(he is just a Heinz 57), Lucky (a Retriever), and Ella (kitty cat).
Fun Facts about Liz:
- Her favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid.
- Foxes make her cry (in a good way!).
- She loves The Lord of the Rings.
Hello, I’m Shawnda. I have a B.S. in Biology from UNT and have been working in the veterinary field since 2006. I am originally from California; I have a son named Connor and four cats. I enjoy doing volunteer work with some of the wildlife rescues in the area, as well as helping out with the prairie restoration project in Lewisville. My other hobbies include going to rock concerts, being outdoors & working in my vegetable garden. I love food and coffee; I am super passionate about the environment and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Fun Facts about Shawnda:
- She has worked at 2 previous clinics with Dr. Raiczyk.
Stay tuned for more details!
Samantha joined our team in February 2020. She is learning the veterinary field, but finds some of her past experience as a reservation specialist for Disney’s kennel helps in her daily reception duties. Sam has a B.A. in English from Rhode Island College. She enjoys animals of all kinds but has an affinity for small breed dogs and pocket pets.
Some fun facts about Sam:
- She owns 3 rats and 14 parakeets!!
- She moved to Texas in 2018
- She used to be a dog groomer!!
Hi y’all, my name is Lauren and I started working at Angel Parkway in May of 2020! I have been working in the veterinary field since 2014 and I love getting to help animals and owners. I am especially passionate about wellness and dental care. When I’m not working, I can usually be found outside kayaking, hiking, or fishing. I share my home with 4 fur babies: Maverick (a chihuahua mix), Dexter ( a lab/mastiff mix), Jasper (a plott hound), and Jerzi ( a chihuahua).
Fun facts about Lauren:
- I was a registered dental assistant before getting into veterinary medicine.
- I run my own pet sitting business.
- My favorite animal is a sloth.
Hello! My name is Rachel. I grew up in Antioch, Tennessee on 8.5 acres. I have had a passion to work with animals both wild and domestic all my life! I am a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator for Texas Parks and Wildlife. I spend my days taking care of your fur babies and at night I spend most of my time with my wild babies. I also have a degree in Medical Assisting. My family and I have a sweet Service Dog named Nika, a Bearded Dragon named Spiky, and 2 fish named Batman and Superman. I have many years experience working with animals of all kinds. I can’t wait to meet you and your furry family member!
Fun Facts about Rachel:
- She loves hiking, fishing, and camping.
- Her favorites living creatures are frogs.
- She considers the Kestrel Falcon to be the coolest wild baby she has ever rehabbed/released.
Stay tuned for more details!
Hi, my name is Kasity! I have wanted to work with Animals as long as I can remember, and have always been an animal lover. I have worked at several boarding and daycare facilities, where I became interested in grooming. I went to work at Petco where I was trained in their grooming program and continued to work there for 2 years, then worked at All4Paws before joining the Angel Parkway team.
Fun Facts about Kasity
- I grew up just 30 minutes south of Dallas.
- My favorite reptiles are Chameleons.
- I love the color purple.