Shelley Drive Animal Clinic: Overseeing the Health and Wellness of Your Pet

Good health is a precious commodity for your pet. A healthy dog or cat will provide you with years of love and companionship. At Shelley Drive Animal Clinic, our goal is to improve the health and wellness of your pet from babyhood all the way through his senior years. If quality health care from trusted veterinarians is what you’re looking for, our veterinary team in Tyler is here to meet all your pet care needs.

Shelley Drive Animal Clinic: Overlooking the Health and Wellness of Your Pet

Who We Are 

Shelley Drive Animal Clinic has a reputation for excellence in its field. As a full service animal hospital, we offer a wide range of services ranging from pet wellness exams to emergency care. Our facility is run by four highly skilled licensed veterinarians with years of experience in their field. We’re fully committed to providing professional, conscientious veterinary services to pet owners in Tyler and surrounding communities.

We know how important a pet can be to your life and will treat your feline or canine with the dignity and care he deserves. If your pet requires surgery or complex veterinary treatment, we’ll take time to explain the process to you so you will feel comfortable with our diagnosis and confident in our care.

What We Offer   

At Shelley Drive Animal Clinic, we’re fully prepared to handle all your pet care needs from routine checkups to medical procedures, surgeries, pain management, and dental care. We’re a firm believer in preventative pet care and offer such preventative care measures as wellness exams, nutritional counseling, dental exams, vaccinations, pet grooming and microchipping. Our animal hospital has the latest diagnostic equipment to include x-ray and ultrasound, and we offer on-site lab testing to facilitate your pet’s care. We also maintain a fully stocked pharmacy and offer online pharmacy services to make it easy for you to obtain any medications your pet needs for treatment.

You’ll also appreciate our clean, calm, welcoming clinical environment that will put you and your pet at ease as you wait to see your veterinarian in Tyler TX. In the event of emergencies, a professional veterinarian and staff are available six days a week for urgent and emergency care. When it comes time for your feline or canine to leave this earth behind, you can partake of our hospice and euthanasia services to alleviate his pain and suffering.

New pet owners can learn more about the care of their dog or cat by perusing through free educational resources that we provide in our clinic and on our website.

Visit Shelley Drive Animal Clinic Today!

To schedule a wellness exam or consult with a qualified veterinarian in Tyler TX, contact Shelley Drive Animal Clinic at (903) 561-7373 today. We look forward to meeting all your pet care needs.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Shelley Drive Animal Clinic

Monday:

8:00 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Brooke Jones
    Receptionist

    I have always been passionate about animals and was ecstatic when I was able to start working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2008.  I absolutely love building relationships with clients and the pets they call family.  I look forward to the opportunity to continue building on my experience and knowledge of Veterinary Medicine at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic.  My hobbies include fishing, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

  • Alicia Jackson
    Veterinary Technician

    Alicia began as a shadow student while in the Veterinary Technician Program at Tyler Junior College.  After graduation, she became a part of our team.

    Years in Practice: 1 year

    Education: Tyler Junior College - Veterinary Technician Program

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  • Cristina Rosa
    Receptionist

    I am 25 years old and have always loved animals and dreamed about working in a veterinary clinic. When my father passed away in 2011 that determination to work in this field became even stronger.  In 2015, I started to get my certification for Veterinary Assistant through Animal Behavior College and that is how I met the Shelley Drive team!  I graduated in 2016 and started looking for a job in the veterinary field and was hired part-time.  That summer, I was offered a full time job and I took the opportunity.  By the end of 2016, I finished my Associates in Business/Management and have now dedicated my time to Shelley Drive! 

    In my free time I love to read and write, spend time with my family and play with my German Shepherd, Kuma!

  • Jessica Salamina
    Kennel Manager

    I joined the Shelley Drive family in November of 2018 as the kennel manager.  I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the team as well as getting to know your sweet fur babies.

    Though I'm new to Shelley Drive, I am by no means a stranger to animals or vet medicine.  I started working at my first veterinary clinic when I was 16 years old.  In 2014, I began working at the Tyler Animal Emergency Clinic as a technician and still work there part time.

    I have lived in the east Texas area all my life and plan on staying here for many years to come.  In my spare time I love going to the movies, hanging out with family and friends, watching football, and loving on my 3 dogs and kitty.  I also love to travel for mission trips and spending time with my sweet fiancé.  

    Years in practice: 2

  • Michael Maris
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in August 1973. I started practicing at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic on August 15, 1973, joining Dr. Arnold at the time. Away from the clinic, I enjoy fishing and I am the president of the Lone Star Fly Fishers.

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  • Kathy Carlson
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    As a kid growing up in rural Kansas, I always had an assortment of livestock and pets, all much to my mother's dismay. I started working in a local veterinary practice when I was 17 and have worked in one ever since. After graduating from Kansas State University in 1984, I followed my husband, Dr. Jon Carlson, to Texas and was very fortunate to be able to come to work in Tyler with Dr. Arnold and Dr. Maris in February of 1986, where I have stayed and been able to develop my special interest in feline medicine.

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  • Jon Carlson
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    I grew up in a small town in central Kansas. I have always enjoyed outdoor activities including athletic sports, fishing, and hunting. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, I moved to Texas and started working in a busy mixed animal practice in Quitman.

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  • Justin Twomey
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    I was born in Virginia but moved to Texas as quick as I could by the age of one. I have lived in Tyler ever since then except for the 7 years I spent in College Station. I attended Whitehouse High School and I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in May of 2008.

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  • Kristin Blaise
    Head Veterinary Technician

    Years in practice: 21

    Education: Purdue University and SUNY Oswego

  • Taylor Baker
    Veterinary Technician

    Taylor has returned to work with us a couple of days a week after taking several months to just enjoy being a new mom.  

    Years in practice: 4 years

  • Sammie Day
    Head Receptionist

    Sammie has worked at Shelley Drive for the past 27 years. She loves working and taking care of the animals. Over the past 27 years, she has enjoyed working with great doctors and making great friends. She lives in Whitehouse with her husband, Tommy, and their multitude of pets. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Courtney Burkett
    Kennel Assistant

    Years in practice: 12

  • Lizzie Maker
    Veterinary Technician

    I was in the Career and Technology Center Veterinary Technician Program. That is how I got introduced to the Shelley Drive Animal Clinic family. I started as a shadow student for a few months during the school year. As summer was approaching I was offered a position to be a technician. Ever since then I have loved working with this amazing group of people that I call family!

    (Dryden Johnson (right) is also pictured with Lizzie.  Dryden is a former employee of Shelley Drive Animal Clinic and recently started school at Oklahoma Sate University College of Veterinary Medicine - Class of 2024!)

    Years in practice: 3 years

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    They are so nice and provide outstanding care to my pets. They have compassion and have gone above and beyond to help my fur babies. I would drive 100 miles if I had to just to keep them as my veterinarian. All of the Drs there are extremely smart and love animals. I've used them for 12 years now :)

    Sonia Tiner

    They have the most caring and supportive staff I have ever known, from the doctors to the front desk staff! Highly recommend!!

    April Lopez

    Amazing staff that truly care! I will never go anywhere else!

    Ciara Leann Huffstickler

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Shelley Drive Animal Clinic

Monday:

8:00 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed