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Vanessa Laws, PA-C

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UT Health East Texas Physicians
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UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

203 Nacogdoches St.
Ste. 150
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Jacksonville

501 S. Ragsdale St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Vanessa Laws, PA-C, is a physician assistant at the UT Health East Texas Orthopedic Institute in Athens. She was drawn to healthcare after having orthopedic surgery as a teenager. “The healthcare team changed the lives of so many people on a daily basis, and I wanted to have that kind of impact as well.”

Laws employs a patient-centered approach with a strong emphasis on patient education and joint decision-making. She works to enhance her patients’ understanding of the purpose for their particular procedure, therapy or medication through education. She aims to help her patients make the best decisions.

“Patients should know they are getting a provider who will listen to their concerns and advocate for them through uncertain or difficult times of their care,” she said.

When not seeing patients, Laws enjoys creative arts, talking about Jesus, traveling to tropical destinations and spending time with her family.


Master of Physician Assistant Studies: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Howard Payne University, Brownwood

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Certification

Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, Certification

Basic Cardiac Life Support, Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Certification

Advanced Trauma Life Support, Certification

Featured Reviews



Great doctor!! Has moved need foreword address. Good enough I will travel

   — Clyde Wages


Vanessa always remembers what we talked about my at previous. I enjoy our conversations. I feel very comfortable in her care.

   — Kevin Gibbs


Ms. Laws is professional and very knowledgeable. She is an asset to UT health orthopedics.

   — Regina Wesson


She's great. Fixing me up slowly but surely. Treating my body like a rental car for 45 years has caught up to me. Dr. Laws is getting me back to using my hands pain free

   — Kenny DeFranco