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About Hurricane Animal Hospital

Dr. Shawn Sette became the owner of Hurricane Animal Hospital in 1998. Dr. Sette strongly believes in the importance of both teamwork and teaching. With his wife and best friend Jennifer at his side, they have worked to build an exceptional Hurricane, WV team they would want and trust to treat their own pets—from pet surgery to general wellness care.

Healthy, Happy Pets

Our Vision & Mission

The mission of Hurricane Animal Hospital is to go a step above the rest. We strive to exceed expectations by providing excellent customer service, exceptional healthcare, client education and compassion.

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Our Core Values


Our team is medically progressive and growth-oriented. We are hard-working and dedicated to our patients & clients—always striving to learn more and apply our knowledge to meet the needs of our clients.


We strive to continually expand our education and educate our clients to be better pet parents.


We are known for our wonderful team—we are consistent in providing comprehensive health care and work diligently to ensure safety and accuracy of our care.

Client Service

Service excellence requires compassion, honesty, sincerity, professionalism, patience, confidence, and integrity. We are driven to exceed expectations.


Accuracy in every case requires completeness from the first moment of contact through the final stage of service. Attention to every detail is essential. We look at issues with the intention to find solutions and invest the time to solve problems.


We show empathy, compassion, respect, & courtesy to others regardless of their status. Taking time to listen and understand is essential in our relations with each other and with clients.


Doing what is right in all situations is the hallmark of our practice.

Our Veterinary Care Team

Pet Surgery in Hurricane, WV | Hurricane Animal Hospital
Dr Sette in Hurricane, WV | Hurricane Animal Hospital

Dr Shawn Sette’s Bio

Dr Shawn Sette grew up in West Newton, PA. He attended undergraduate college at Penn State University and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He started his career in emergency medicine at the Kanawha Valley Animal Emergency Hospital. Along with his wife, Jennifer, he purchased and has managed Hurricane Animal Hospital since 1998. Dr Sette’s greatest joys come from the fun moments, silly pranks and jokes with his clients. He is an amazing surgeon and spends most of his time working in our surgery suites, but you can also commonly find him on the tractor or mower doing “yard work”. He is an excellent teacher and mentor and spends many hours working with pre-veterinary, and veterinary students from WV. In addition to his work here, Dr Sette has served on the WV Veterinary Medical Association for over 10 years and is currently serving on the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Sette and Jennifer have raised two children “in the hospital” and currently have 4 dogs at home (2 Labradors, a Pug, and a French Bulldog). He is an avid fisherman and hunter and will be outdoors every chance he can be.

Dr Fleming in Hurricane, WV | Hurricane Animal Hospital

Dr Paul Fleming’s Bio

Dr Paul Fleming grew up on a small farm in southern WV. They raised sheep, pigs, horses, and chickens. Dr Fleming knew early on that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He served in the Army for 6 years as a Korean linguist after graduating High School. He then pursued an undergraduate degree at WVU in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Dr Fleming attended University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1999. After graduation, he returned to WV where he practiced in a high-volume, low cost spay/neuter facility for 10 years. Dr Fleming joined Hurricane Animal Hospital in November of 2020. He is an excellent surgeon, communicator, and he absolutely loves his patients. Dr Fleming has 2 cats and an African Grey parrot at home. He enjoys working out, home remodeling and stand-up paddle board whenever he gets a chance.

Dr Morrissette in Hurricane, WV | Hurricane Animal Hospital

Dr. Kourtney Morrissette

Dr. Kourtney Morrissette graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, and moved to West Virginia in 2007. Her interest in animal behavior began when participating in a research internship at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport, Tennessee, where she studied wolf reproductive behavior. Before joining the team at Hurricane Animal Hospital, she previously practiced at a cat-only hospital in Georgia and maintains a strong focus in feline medicine and behavior. She is also one of the only veterinarians in the area with in depth training in ultrasound diagnostics that includes echocardiograms (Dr Sette vouches that she is the absolute best in a 2 hour radius!). Dr. Morrissette has a wonderful Golden Retriever named Finn and two terrible cats named Jax and Weeble. She recently added two guinea pigs named Oreo and Truffle to her family.

What People Are Saying

“Top-tier care for all of our pets! It’s so refreshing not to be rushed and to have everything, including costs and alternative treatments, discussed in advance. They genuinely listen to the owner’s concerns, to such an extent that they helped save a 16 year old dog from pancreatitis because they knew it was treatable. The best care one could hope for!” – Joseph Casto


“If you want your pet to be treated by the most caring and kind staff, bring them here. I cannot explain how grateful I am to this staff for treating my kitty so well. The extra snuggles and hugs they give her to make her feel comfortable and less stressed are just the cherry on top of the fantastic care they provide. Best vet in the valley by far.” – Emma S.


“I’ve never visited this clinic in person, but I did reach out to them online with questions about a new cancer test for dogs, after I saw a post they did about it on social media. They responded quickly, with really detailed answers to my questions. They were so nice, that I wanted to leave a good review! Looks like there are lots of other people that feel the same way :)” – Jessica S.

For more information about our veterinary services please contact us at 304-757-2287 today!
Hurricane Animal Hospital

2120 Mount Vernon Road

Hurricane, WV 25526

Hospital Hours*

Monday | 7:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday | 7:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday | 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Thursday | 7:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Friday | 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

*Hours are subject to change due to emergencies, uncontrolled circumstance, or training meetings, Please call to confirm.