Tom Thompson, DVM, MS


Dr. Tom Thompson has been practicing in Cobb County since 1987. He received a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry from The State University of West Georgia in 1981 and a M.S. in Microbiology from The University of Georgia in 1983. Dr. Thompson continued his education at The University of Georgia, where he received a Doctorate Veterinary Medicine in 1987.


Dr. Thompson is a general practitioner with special interests in orthopedic surgery and internal medicine. He is a member of the Cobb Veterinary Association, Georgia Veterinary Association, Greater Atlanta Veterinary Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Tom Thompson served on the board of directors for the Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic and the Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic for three years.

When Dr. Tom Thompson is not serving the community or practicing veterinary medicine, he is spending time with his wife, Kate, his son, Matthew and his daughter, Trista. He enjoys photography, art, gardening, fishing, boating and travel, and so much more.


Dr. Thompson currently is "in between pets" as his family is still grieving the recent loss of their beloved dog, Channelsen.

Jeff Shell, DVM, Medical Director

I've been with Butler Creek Animal Hospital since 2006, and I currently serve as the Medical Director for both Butler Creek and Cedarcrest Animal Hospital. This has always been a passionate and dedicated group of people to work with, and I have appreciated the long-term bonds we create with clients and their pets.


My interest in a career as a veterinarian started when my childhood dog, a Sheltie named Sunny, developed sudden fatal complications as a result of heartworm disease while I was in college. At the time, I knew nothing about heartworms, but I soon learned it was a very preventable condition. It was then that I made it my mission to become a veterinarian and help others who may know nothing about many common preventable conditions.

Elderly pets hold a fond place in my heart, and I appreciate being able to help them by managing age related issues such as arthritis, back pain, kidney disease, and other chronic conditions. I also have interest in endocrine diseases such as Cushing’s and Diabetes, as well as pain management, and cardiac diseases. We also enjoy seeing small exotic patients such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and reptiles of all kinds.


When I'm not at work, I like to spend my time outdoors hiking, camping, and doing some photography. My dog Sophie loves to go with me as we explore trails around north Georgia. She is a 13 year old Terrier mix.

Dr. Jeff Shell, DVM

Lindsay McClintock, DVM

Dr. Lindsay McClintock has had a deep passion for animals ever since she was a young girl, but didn’t decide on veterinary medicine until she was in college at Clemson University.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 2003, Dr. McClintock continued her education at Texas A&M University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  She moved to the Atlanta area immediately after graduation and has practiced as a small animal practitioner for the last 10 years.  Dr. McClintock joined the Butler Creek Animal Hospital team in 2015, and she is proud to serve the animal owners and pets of West Cobb.


As a veterinarian, Dr. McClintock has a special interest in internal medicine and never tires of the diagnostic process, including lab tests, radiographs, and abdominal ultrasounds.  Dr. McClintock also enjoys caring for small mammals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, etc.  She is a member of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and Cobb Country Veterinary Medical Association.


Dr. McClintock and her husband have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. They currently have 1 dog. Eevee is a lab mix adopted from the shelter.  Family is very important to Dr. McClintock, so when she's not at work, she's staying busy with her boys or traveling to see extended family across the country.  Dr. McClintock is also a HUGE Clemson fan, and can usually be found wearing purple or orange any day of the week!

Lindsay McClintock, DVM
  • Associate veterinarian at Butler Creek since August 2015

  • Degrees: Bacheolor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson University in 2003; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 2007. 

  • Practiced in Buckhead and Smyrna from 2007 to 2015, before moving to West Cobb

  • Member of Georgia Veterinary Medical Asssociation and Cobb County Veterinary Medical Association

  • I see dogs, cats, small mammals

  • I enjoy working in a practice that serves the community I live in

  • I have a special interest in internal medicine and never tire of the diagnostic process, including laboratory tests, radiographs, and abdominal ultrasound.  I enjoy soft tissue surgery, including spays, neuters, mass removals, cystotomies, abdominal exploratories, and cherry eye surgery

  • My husband and I have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl.  We have 2 dogs, a black lab mix "Eevee" and a shepherd mix "Kelly," both are adopted/rescues.

  • My family is extremely important to me, and when I'm not at work or busy with the kids, I enjoy traveling to see extended family across the country

  • I am a HUGE Clemson fan and can be found wearing purple or orange any day of the

Elizabeth Wesson, DVM


Dr. Elizabeth Wesson joined Butler Creek in 2019 after practicing small animal and exotic medicine in the U.K. She started her career in wetland ecology and wildlife in Florida. She spent many years working with microbats and flying foxes. Her love for animals and travel led her overseas where she gained her veterinary degree from the University of Sydney in 2014. 

She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine including feline and exotic medicine, ultrasonography and internal medicine. Dr. Wesson is also excited to get to know our clients and their pets. She loves seeing the bond between animals and their owners.

Dr. Wesson enjoys spending time with her son, husband and Devon Rex cat, Oscar. Her family loves traveling and experiencing new food and culture. She also likes to relax by practicing yoga and gardening.