Shelley Drive Animal Clinic

Shelley Drive Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Tyler, TX. The professional and courteous staff at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic 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. Shelley Drive Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Tyler, TX and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Shelley Drive Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Vet check-up with small dog
  • Mon: 8:00am - 11:30am and
  • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Tue-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Paul Arnold, DVM

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1971
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Michael Maris, DVM

    I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in August 1973.  I started practicing at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic 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.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1974
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
    Interests:
    Interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and bulldogs.
  • Kathy Carlson, DVM

    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.  When I am not working, I enjoy my horses, my French bulldogs, and my old cat, going to movies, and watching K-State football and Cardinals baseball.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1987
    Education:
    Kansas State University
  • Jon Carlson, DVM

    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.  My wife, Kathy Carlson, started working here at Shelley Drive in spring of 1986 and I joined her here in summer of 1989.  I enjoy working here at Shelley Drive.  We work hard to offer the best veterinary medicine has for our patients.  We are also blessed to have great clients who want the best for their four legged family members.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Education:
    Kansas State University
  • Justin Twomey, DVM

    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.  My veterinary career started at Flint Veterinary Clinic as a technician for 4 years and as a doctor for 3 years.  I came to Shelley Drive Animal Clinic in March 2011.  When not in the clinic, I enjoy watching and playing sports including football, basketball, volleyball, golf, and frisbee. I also enjoy building and working with computers, photography, and spending time with family and friends.  I am currently the event coordinator for the singles ministry at Green Acres Baptist Church and lead Bible studies there.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Texas A&M University
  • Kelli Johnson, DVM

    Dr. Kelli Johnson was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University where she received her BS in Animal Science in 2008. She then moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she attended Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 2012. While she was in vet school she met her future husband, a fellow vet student and Montana native, Nick Johnson. She practiced in Tulsa and Montana before moving back home to Tyler. Dr. Kelli focuses on small animal medicine with interests in internal medicine and surgery.

    Outside of work she enjoys spending time with Nick, their 2 dogs, Rhyder and Belle, and riding their 2 horses, Denton and Dexter. She enjoys water skiing, swimming, and other lake activities (her parents still live in Tyler on a lake) and is starting to enjoy hiking, snow skiing and many other outdoor activities.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 25, 2017
    Education:
    Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University
    Interests:
    Internal medicine and surgery
  • Kristin Blaise - Head Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Education:
    Purdue University and SUNY Oswego
  • Jennifer Fulgham, CVA I - Veterinary Technician

    I began working at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic in 1995 as a receptionist while still in high school.  While here, I found that this was my true passion and that working with animals in a medical settings was what I wanted to do.  I started working as a technician in 1997.  I have an associates degree in Applied Science.  At the end of 2007, I left the clinic to be a stay at home mom.  After staying home for 3 years, I rejoined the clinic family and currently work part time and enjoy spending my free time as a wife and mom.  My husband and I are very much an animal family and spend most of our time with our pets.  I showed Irish Setters in conformation for 10 years.  I share my home with multiple cats and dogs along with "farm" animals too.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Education:
    Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler
  • Mark Alvarez - Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Ginnie Jeske - Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 05, 2015
  • Taylor Childers - Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Sammie Day - Head Receptionist

    Sammie has worked at Shelley Drive for the past 22 years.  She loves working and taking care of the animals.  Over the past 22 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.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
  • Leslie Wyatt - Recptionist

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 27, 2014
  • Gail Collins - Kennel Manager

    I have been working at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic for 12 years.  I enjoy riding bikes and horses and spending time with my family and grandchildren.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
  • Courtney Stanton - Kennel Assistant

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007