Doctor & Staff

  • Traci S. Helton
    Veterinarian / Owner

    'I became a veterinarian because I had an interest in the medical profession and I liked animals. At a young age, I was crazy about horses and I let that passion steer me down my career path.'

    Dr. Helton is from Central New York state and has lived in Tennessee for over twenty five years. Dr. Helton received her B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville. Dr. Helton is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), and trained in small animal / equine acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Florida.

    In 2003, Dr. Helton started Mobile Veterinary Services – a house call practice that allowed her to provide veterinary care to those that may not have been able to seek care in a clinic setting. In October 2013 her dreams of owning her own physical clinic became a reality and Midtown Veterinary Services & Hospital opened.

    In her downtime, Dr. Helton is an avid runner and has completed five half marathons. Dr. Helton lives with her partner, a dog called Ned Kelly, and Bum the cat.

  • Jessie Richardson

    Dr. Richardson is a native of Tennessee. She attended undergraduate at UT Martin and veterinary school at UT Knoxville. She enjoys the diverse nature of veterinary medicine and appreciated the opportunity to be able to learn something new every day.

    Dr. Richardson is an advocate for shelter medicine and promotes the importance of spaying & neutering your pets. She also possesses a passion for feline medicine. 

  • Sophia Howard

    Sophia has been a Receptionist for Midtown since 2021. She is a native of Franklin County. She grew up working on her dad's cattle farm. She has always had a passion for large animals. She has a beautiful daughter with her husband. They have a Golden Retriever named Chef, a Labrador Retriever named Dixie and a cat named Reba. When she is not a work, she loves to spend time with her family. 

  • Serenity Weddington
    Veterinary Assistant

    Coming Soon

  • Mandy Isbell
    Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant / Kennel Assistant

    Mandy is a Franklin County native and has been with Midtown since 2018. She is passionate about feline medicine. When she is not a work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter & family. 

  • Kally Walker
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kally is a Franklin County native and 2016 graduate of FCHS.  She has been at Midtown since then!  She shares a beautiful daughter with her fiance and has a passion for equine medicine.  When she's not at work, she enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her family.

  • Kevin Davis
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kevin has grown up in middle TN.  His career with animals started with the city of Tullahoma Animal Shelter.  His desire to learn more so he could help animals lead him to Midtown, where his skill set has been amplified under the mentorship of Drs. Helton and Richardson.  

    In his spare time, he likes to face the challenges of Escape Rooms and just hang out with family and friends.

  • Mikayla Layne

    Mikayla is a native of Middle Tennessee. She's been with Midtown since 2018 and has worked in the veterinary field since 2016. She has a passion specifically for feline medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children & husband.


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