Doctor & Staff

  • Traci S. Helton
    Veterinarian / Owner

    I became a veterinarian simply 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-two years. Dr. Helton received her B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University. 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, 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 October 2013 her dreams of owning her own practice became a reality and Midtown Veterinary Services & Hospital opened.

    In her downtime, Dr. Helton is an avid runner and has completed three half marathons. Dr. Helton lives with her partner, two dogs, and Bum the cat.

  • Jessie Richardson

    'I became a veterinarian because it was the only job that I could see myself doing and I love animals. I look forward to taking care of your pets and I am very excited to be part of the Midtown family.'

    Dr. Jessie Richardson a native Tennessean. She received a Biology from the University of Tennessee-Martin before graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville. Dr. Richardson joined the Midtown Veterinary team in June 2017 and says that she loves the variety of mixed animal medicine, having a special interest in pathology. Along with the current animals seen at Midtown Veterinary, she will also treat small ruminants (goats, sheep, alpacas), reptiles (snakes, lizards), and cattle. Dr. Richardson is also passionate about animal advocacy. When she is not busy at the clinic taking care of the health and well being of your animals, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her cats Oshi and Ruthie or enjoying water sports and video games.

  • Amber Kelley
    Practice Manager

    I have a great passion for Animal Welfare, having worked with a shelter from 2003-2016, and I always strive to continue learning.

    Amber is originally from Ohio but settled in Tennessee as a teenager. Amber 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. Amber 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 teenage son, three cats, and two dogs. When Amber is not busy at the clinic her hobbies include reading and knitting.

  • Angela Mannes
    Head Receptionist

    Angela grew up in Illinois and moved to Tennessee about eight years ago. Angela has been with Midtown since September 2015. Angela received an Associates degree in Accounting. Angela is married with one child. Her furry family includes four dogs, two cats, miniature goats, ducks and, chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on the lake and learning how to crochet.

  • Kally Walker
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kally is a Franklin County native and graduate of FCHS.  She has been at Midtown since 2016.  Her family includes her parents, 2 sisters, 2 dogs, and 5 horses.  Kally has a life-long passion for horses.  When she is not working, she enjoys barrel racing and riding her horses.

  • Receptionist
    Brittany Baggett

    Growing up on a farm is where my love of animals began

    Brittany is a native of Franklin County. Brittany is a trained Pharmacy Technician.She began working at Midtown in July 2017.Brittany is married with two children, a cat, and a dog. When She is not at the clinic, Brittany enjoys canoeing, hunting, fishing and, spending time with her family. Brittany is most interested in working with pediatrics and cows.

  • Kevin Davis
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kevin is a native of Franklin County. He started working for Midtown in April 2017. Kevin is married, has five dogs, and loves working with animals and learning more about veterinary medicine.

  • Mandy Isbell
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Coming Soon

  • Dee Talbert
    Kennel 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.

  • Ashlyn Goad
    Veterinary Assistant

    Coming Soon


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