Shelby Veterinary Clinic

Shelby Veterinary Clinic has been providing quality healthcare for horses, cattle, dogs, cats and other livestock in Shelby and surrounding counties for over fifty years. We are a four doctor practice, and we pride ourselves with the ability to meet all of your animal healthcare needs under one roof. We also provide farm visits for large animal patients in Shelbyville, Simpsonville, Frankfort, Louisville, Eminence and surrounding areas.

So, whether you have large animals, pets or all of the above, we are certain that with four doctors and many years of veterinary experience, we have the expertise and knowledge to take care of your animals.

We are grateful to those who have entrusted us with their pets and livestock in the past and look forward to meeting you and your animals in the future.

Although Shelby Veterinary Clinic has been in business for over fifty years, we strive to practice high quality medicine that is up to date with today's standard of care. With in-house diagnostics and technology, we are able to perform most testing in a timely and efficient manner at an affordable price.

For small animal emergencies, we entrust our patients to Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Services 502-266-7007 or Blue Pearl Emergency Hospital 502-244-3036.
  • M,W,R,F : 8 AM -5 PM
  • Tues 8 AM-6:30PM
  • Sat 8 AM-1 PM
  • After Hours: Metropolitan Emergency 502-266-7007
  • (502) 633-3231
  • Katelyn Byers, DVM

    Dr. Katelyn Byers is originally from Enon Valley, PA. She attended Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2017. She then moved to Canada to attend University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College; receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She enjoys seeing both small and large animal patients. In her free time she likes to read, hike, and spoil her cat named Chester.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 01, 2021
    Education:
    Ontario Veterinary College
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  • Melissa Mitchell, DVM

    Dr. Mitchell grew up on dairy farm in Grant County, KY.  In 2000, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, and in 2004, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. She started working at Shelby Veterinary Clinic upon graduation.  She enjoys both large and small animal medicine.  Dr. Mitchell resides in Shelbyville with her husband, Brandon, and children, Caleb and Grant.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2004
    Education:
    Auburn University
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  • Rocky Oliver, DVM

    Dr. Oliver grew up on a beef cattle farm in Sand Rock, AL. In 2004, Dr. Oliver received his Bachelor of Animal & Dairy Science from Auburn University. After completing his externships in Turlock, CA & Sulphur Springs, TX and preceptorship in Fort Lupton, CO, he then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from Auburn University.  He resides in Shelbyville with his wife Amy and three children, Avery, Caroline and Owen. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2008
    Education:
    Auburn University
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  • Josh Ballard, DVM

    Dr. Josh Ballard is originally from Winchester, KY. He attended Murray State University where he received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Dr. Ballard received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. Ballard completed an internship at the Equine Clinic at Oakencroft followed by three additional years of Equine practice in Kentucky.  Dr. Ballard practiced emergency medicine at Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Service in Louisville, KY prior to joining Shelby Veterinary Clinic in 2013. He lives in Shelbyville with his wife Melissa, son Eli, and daughter Ruby. They currently enjoy spending their time raising beef cattle, riding horses, fishing, and spending time with family and church.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Education:
    Auburn University
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  • Kathy Wallace

    Kathy Wallace joined our practice in  2011 as a veterinary technician. She was raised on a dairy farm in Finchville and continues to pursue her love of cattle raising beef cattle.  Kathy resides in Finchville with her husband, Danny and two daughters, Shelby and Bristol. She and her sister Wanda enjoy catering.
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  • Amanda Smith

    Amanda is a 2014 graduate from Morehead State University.  She joined our staff in March 2014 as a veterinary technician.  Amanda grew up on a farm in Shelby County.  Amanda resides in Henry County with her husband, Ryan and their 5 children.  She enjoys being outdoors, riding horses and caring for her dog, Laci.
    Education:
    Morehead State University
  • Hallie Lentini

    Hallie grew up on a horse farm in Shelby County.  She enjoys showing her American Saddlebred, Wyatt, and trail riding her Quarter Horse, Misty.  She also loves spending time with her family and dogs.

    Hallie attended Morehead State University from 2012-2014 and continued her education through Penn Foster.  She's worked at Shelby Veterinary Clinic since 2015.

    Education:
    Morehead State, Penn Foster
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  • Amber James

    Amber is a 2015 graduate of Murray State University.  She received her veterinary technician license in March of 2016.  Amber has worked in multiple practices varying from mixed animal to exotics to small animal emergency.  She joined our practice in June 2018.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and a wide variety of pets.
    Education:
    Murray State University
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  • Taylor Hines

    Taylor graduated from Murray State University in 2019 and joined Shelby Veterinary Clinic shortly after.  She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her pack of furry, four legged children. 

    Education:
    Murray State University
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  • Kirsten Paverd

    Education:
    Morehead State University
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