Dr. Shelley is the owner of State Ave Vet Clinic. Dr. Shelley earned her Ph.D. in pharmacology from University of Pennsylvania in 1996. She earned her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 2001. She worked as an equine vet at the prestigious Hagyard-Davidson-McGee in Lexington, KY until 2004. Realizing her vocation in life is to bring quality and accesible veterinary care to rural areas, she moved to the Great Plains and also began to work internationally serving the underserved. She founded Sustainable Vets International, a 501c3 nonprofit international organization whose mission is to 'Reduce Animal Suffering Globally' by elevating the human condition through food security, local economic development and adult vocational education. When she's not working or traveling she enjoys a simple life in her straw-bale house reading.
Dr. Jessie has been with State Ave Vet clinic since 2012. She is an 2010 graduate from Iowa State Veterinary College. Dr. Jessie spent her first 2 years in Rapid City, SD in a general and emergency referral practice where she developed her top-of-the line medicine and surgery expertise. Upon coming to our clinic she has focused on developing our dentistry services, chemotherapy services, and ultrasound services. When she is not developing new techniques and tackling tough complicated medical cases, Dr. Jessie enjoys the farm/ranch lifestyle with her husband, Brad, and 2 boys, Jacob and Caleb......and of course a menagerie of pets.
Dr. Raul joined our practice in 2014. He is originally from tropical Puerto Rico, where he obtained a bachelors degree in Animal Industry in 2000. He obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. After vet school, he completed a year long equine internship at Reid & Assoc., an equine medical and surgical referral clinic in the high-end sport horse country of South Florida. After the intensive internship, he spent 9 yrs as a staff surgeon concentrating on colic and other soft tissue surgeries, arthroscopy, laparoscopy and sports medicine (lameness). He joined our staff in 2014 bringing his surgical and equine expertise to develop new services to be offered in western North Dakota. His focus is in orthopedic surgery and lameness in small animals, and all things equine (lameness, surgery, ultrasound, reproduction). In addition, since 2001 he has committed part of his off time to provide veterinary services in remote, impoverished regions of Latin America. On his spare time he enjoys listening to music, hunting in the badlands, watching sports (go Eagles!) and crossfit workouts. He also doesn’t mind relaxing at home with an array of furry friends