Traci S. HeltonDVMVeterinarian / 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.
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. In addition to cats, Dr. Richardson provides care for dogs, goats, sheep, horses & some exotic pets.
In her free time, Dr. Richardson enjoys hanging out with her family and 3 cats and spending time outdoors and on the water.
Amber KelleyPractice Manager
Amber is originally from Ohio but settled in Tennessee as a teenager. She studied nursing at Motlow but quickly realized she has a preference for non-human patients. In October 2016, Amber joined the staff as the Practice Manager. She works all over the clinic, but primarily behind the scenes trying to make sure that the business runs smoothly so that the doctors and their support staff can focus on patient care. Amber has a grown son, two cats, and two dogs. When not busy at the clinic, her hobbies include reading and knitting.
Abby AndersonReceptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Abby grew up in the small town of Viola, TN before getting married in 2017 and moving to Franklin County. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Education. Abby grew up with a passion for animals, being very active in FFA and raising commercial cattle, bottle calves, and hogs. Abby and her husband have two beautiful children, 3 dogs, and 1 cat, and are raising cattle, goats and ducks on their family farm.
Kally WalkerVeterinary 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 DavisVeterinary 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.
Mandy IsbellVeterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Ashlyn TankersleyVeterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Ashlyn is from Tullahoma and graduated from FCHS in 2016. She shares her home with her husband, three cats, and their dogs Marley and Lilly. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and loves swimming in the summer. She loves to make everyone happy and enjoys learning something new every day.
Dee TalbertKennel Assistant
Dee recently moved to Tennessee from Ohio. She has worked for Midtown since April 2017. Dee has extensive experience working in veterinary kennels. Dee has a fiance and two cats. Dee loves working with animals and keeping the kennel clean and in great shape.