Dr. Shelly Whitehurst - Veterinarian


Dr. Shelly Whitehurst (Dr. Shelly) joined the Midlothian Animal Clinic after spending the last 11 years as a small animal general and emergency veterinarian in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Dr. Whitehurst grew up in Mechanicsville and attended the College of William and Mary where she earned a B.S. in Biology. From there, she moved to Blacksburg, where she worked at the Large Animal Teaching Hospital, then graduated as a veterinarian in 2007 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After Graduation, she spent two years fulfilling her James Herriot dream of taking care of all creatures great and small before coming full circle back to being a strictly small animal veterinarian.

Dr. Whitehurst's biggest accomplishments have been becoming a mother of wonderful twins, completing two Ironman triathlons, and running her first ultramarathon through Zion National State Park. She lives in Midlothian, with her husband Jason, twins Brooke and Patrick, and rescue dog Jack. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, cycling, running, cooking, and camping with her family. Professionally, her interests include ultrasonography, surgery, internal medicine, and senior pet care.