Welcome to Shelley Drive Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Tyler,TX
Call us at (903) 561-7373

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (903) 561-7373!

Image of a dog wearing a stethoscope

If you live in Tyler or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our doctors are all licensed TX veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Shelley Drive Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Tyler veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (903) 561-7373 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Tyler veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Tyler pet owners.

At Shelley Drive Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Justin Twomey
Dr. Michael Maris
Dr. Kathy Carlson
Dr. Jon Carlson
Tyler Veterinarian | Shelley Drive Animal Clinic | (903) 561-7373

118 Shelley Drive
Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Us Today

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Tyler Office

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

  • 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 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • Kristin Blaise
    Head Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice: 21

    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 setting was what I wanted to do. I started working as a technician in 1997.

    Read More
  • Mark Alvarez
    Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice: 6

  • Ginnie Jeske
    Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice: 4

  • Taylor Childers
    Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice: 3

  • 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.

    Read More
  • Leslie Wyatt
    Receptionist

    Years in Practice: 5

  • 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.

    Read More
  • Courtney Stanton
    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!

    Years in Practice: 3

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

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More
  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

    Read More
  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

    Read More
  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

    Read More
  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

    Read More
  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

    Noticed a sudden change in your cat's grooming habits? Over- or under-grooming can be a sign of trouble. ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles

Location

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Tyler Office

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