Village Veterinary Center

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11930 US Hwy 380
Cross Roads, TX 76227

Driving Directions

(940) 208-0121


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

Village Veterinary Center is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Cross Roads, TX. The professional and courteous staff at Village Veterinary Center seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Village Veterinary Center strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Cross Roads and surrounding areas.

Village Veterinary Center is a brand new building in the Walmart parking lot in Cross Roads just behind the new Jack-in-the-Box.  We look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Village Veterinary Center Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Village Veterinary Center Staff Profiles

Lauren E. Shores, DVM

Dr. Shores grew up primarily in Michigan and Mississippi as a "vet school brat".  Her father, Dr. Andy Shores, is currently a veterinary neurosurgeon and neurologist at Mississippi State University.  Throughout her childhood, she lived in various college towns including Auburn, AL, East Lansing, MI, and Starkville, MS, where her father was attending a residency, obtaining a degree, or teaching.  Growing up in a learning environment and around animals with her father naturally contributed to her career choice.  She attended Auburn University to obtain her undergraduate degree in Zoology and then attended the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with her DVM in 2008.  She has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery in the North DFW area ever since.

Always involved in athletics and performing arts, Dr. Shores has been a ballerina, violinist, and softball player.  Her interest in the arts has carried over into adulthood, as she has held numerous principal roles in The Nutcracker with The Frisco Ballet and is a professional background vocalist and member of The Fever Band, mainly covering Elvis Presley’s music all over the United States.  You may have seen her on stage without even realizing it!

Dr. Shores and her husband Marcus have three dogs and two cats.  Devo is a whippet who can sprint to chase a rabbit or squirrel but mainly prefers to stay wrapped up in a blanket 20+ hours a day.  Monkey, a Labrador Retriever mix, is a mentally and physically disabled dog to some degree, having been hit by a car at the age of 10 weeks in 2007, causing brain damage.  He does just fine, though, walking in circles to the left and loving life.  Nellie is a Labrador Retriever/Boxer mix and is absolutely full of energy.  Until she recently tore a ligament in her knee, she was widely regarded as indestructible.  You'll all be glad to know she is back to playing frisbee!  The cats, Prima Ballerina and Mr. Cheese, get along well with the dogs and complete the pack.
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Kiara Helgesen

Head Technician
Kiara has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 and absolutely loves working with animals of all kinds.  She has worked with cats and dogs to snakes and birds.  Dental health, behavior modification, pet nutrition, feline health and wellness, and client education are extremely important to her, and she is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Ever since she was a child, her family has always supported her strong desire to help others.  Kiara is very active in the Denton community and spends as much of her free time as she can organizing and volunteering for different charity events around town.  She is currently in school studying to be a registered dietician with hopes of working with HIV and cancer patients.  When she's not at the clinic, reliefing at the Animal ER in Denton, or busy with her non-profit, you'll find her with her boyfriend Charlie running around with their border collie Rocko or hanging out at home with their two kitties, Witten Kitten and Lisa "Left-eye" Lopawz.
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Amanda Hudspeth

Amanda was born in Houston, TX, where her love for animals started.  Animals are a big part of Amanda's life, as working with them are both her career and her passion.  On her days off, she she is riding and training horses.  If she is not around animals, she is spending time with her friends and family.  She has two dogs, a rescued Husky/Heeler mix named Snow and a new Dachshund puppy named Benelli.
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