Owner & Veterinarian, Traci S. Helton DVM.
"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 two half marathons. Dr. Helton lives with her partner, two dogs, and Bum the cat.
Veterinarian, Jessie Richardson DVM.
"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 B.S.in Biology from the University of Tennessee-Martin. Graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in -Knoxville. Dr. Richardson joined Midtown Veterinary in June 2017. Dr. Richardson loves the variety of mixed animal medicine. Having a special interest in pathology and shelter medicine.Along with the current animals seen at Midtown Veterinary, Dr. Richardson will also treat small ruminants (goats, sheep, alpacas), reptiles (snakes (non-venomous), lizards & cattle (as long as proper facilities are in place). Dr. Richardson is passionate about animal advocacy and has interest in shelter medicine. When Dr. Richardson is not busy at the clinic taking care of the health and well being of your animals she enjoys spending time with her longtime boyfriend and her cat Oshi. Dr. Richardson enjoys water sports and video games.
Practice Manager, Amber Kelley.
"I have a great passion for Animal Welfare, having worked with Animal Harbor since 2003, and 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 staff can focus on patient care. Amber has a teenage son, three cats, and a dog. When Amber is not busy at the clinic her hobbies include reading and knitting.
Veterinary Assistant, Erica Teasley.
Hi! My name is Erica Teasley. I am a lifelong pet owner but this is my first time working in a veterinary clinic. I love it! The people I work with, pets, and owners are amazing. I am originally from Dalton, GA but moved to Monteagle, TN to go to college at Sewanee, where I received my BS in Biology. I am currently finishing my MS in Ecology at UGA. I currently have 9 dogs, 2 cats, and a Gypsian colt. When I'm not at Midtown, I am working on a horse farm in Sewanee. I am in charge of grooming the horses and working with the foals to prepare them to go to their new homes. I hope to see you at the clinic!
Veterinary Assistant, Lecia Curran.
"I always knew my calling was working with animals. I love working with all the staff here, and our facility is wonderful! Working here has expanded my love for all animals. I love meeting and getting to know our clients and their pets."
Lecia is a native Tennessean and has worked for Midtown since March 2015. Lecia has a strong passion for animals but her greatest joy comes form working with pediatric patients. She has a Yorkie named Ryder. When Lecia is not working she enjoys spending time on the lake and cheering on the Nashville Predators.
Veterinary Assistant, Kally Walker.
Veterinary Assistant, Seala Acra.
Hi, my name is Seala and I enjoy being here at Midtown Veterinary Services and Hospital. I've always liked working with animals since I was a kid. I have two dogs and a cat. One thing I love about this profession is that every day is an adventure at work.
Head Receptionist, Angela Mannes.
Hello, my name is Angela. I work in reception. I have a wonderful husband of 17 years, a proud mom to one 2-legged child, age 17, four 4-legged furbabies, 4 chickens and 4 finches. If I could I would have a mini farm with a bunch of miniature animals. Someday, I would love to have miniature goats! I love animals and I am thankful due to this job that I can see them every day! I have an associates degree in accounting, but I have found I get more enjoyment out of being a receptionist here than any other job I have had. I love the group of people I work with. The doctors are so caring about their clients and patients. I look forward to seeing your animals.