Meet Our Veterinarians
Tom Thompson, DVM, MS
Meet the owner! Dr. Tom Thompson began practicing veterinary medicine in Cobb County in 1987. He received a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry from The State University of West Georgia in 1981 and an 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 in Veterinary Medicine in 1987.
After many years as a well-loved and respected general practitioner and an active member in the veterinary community, Dr. Thompson retired from seeing patients in 2012. He still maintains his veterinary license and attends regular continuing education. Today he maintains the ownership of Butler Creek Animal Hospital and Cedarcrest Animal Hospital and acts as a mentor to our associate veterinarians and others in the community.
Dr. Tom Thompson is a member of the Cobb Veterinary Association, Georgia 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, he is spending time with his wife, Kate, son, Matthew, daughter, Trista, and their beloved golden retriever, Maddie. He also enjoys property management, photography, art, gardening, fishing, boating, and travel.
Jeff Shell, DVM, Medical Director
I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 from the University of Georgia, and have been practicing in the Atlanta area ever since. I came to Butler Creek in 2006, and I really appreciate the close family-like work environment that our team has.
My patients include dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and many other kinds of small exotic pets. One area of practice I really enjoy is being able to care for senior pets. They have unique behavioral and physical conditions that need special consideration. Another area of practice I have an interest in is internal medicine, which includes conditions such as Diabetes, kidney disease, and Cushing's Disease. Managing these health issues can be challenging, and I appreciate being able to help these special patients. Another area of veterinary medicine I find particularly interesting is parasites. Worms, ticks, fleas, and heartworms. These little pests are more common than you would think, and pose significant health risks to pets and humans alike. As a teenager, I experienced the death of our family dog from heartworm disease. This is part of what inspired me to choose this career.
Our house is filled with a small herd of canine family members, 2 overfed hamsters, and a cat. Ralph the cat came to us by way of an automobile accident in which he sustained serious head trauma and was in a coma. He is still recovering from this, and we love having him in the family. Sophie, our 13-year terrier mix, has been hiking with me on days off, and we have explored dozens of trails and waterfalls around north Georgia over the years.
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!
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.