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 of 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.
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.
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Jeff Shell, DVM, Medical Director
Dr. Jeff Shell received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 from the University of Georgia and has been practicing in the Atlanta area ever since. Thankfully, Dr. Shell came to work at Butler Creek Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian in September 2006. He has said that he really appreciates the close, family-like work environment of BCAH and that “the management and owners are supportive of our mission to treat pets to the best of our ability and serve clients with compassion and professionalism.”
Among Dr. Shell’s professional interests are internal medicine, especially endocrinology, and senior-related conditions such as arthritis, pain management, and cognitive disorders. “One of the things I love the most is being able to give a senior pet the best quality of life possible.” He also likes soft-tissue surgeries, specifically the treatment of cancers. He currently is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA).
Outside of work, Dr. Shell loves to go hiking and photograph the animals and landscapes he finds along the way! He most recently has taken up handgun shooting and participates in IDPA and USPSA competitions. He currently shares his home with his dog Sophie, who is his 14-year-old hiking and running buddy, and his infamous roommate, Kevin, the 2-year-old black cat. (Be sure to follow him @myroommatekevin on Instagram!)
Lindsay McClintock, DVM
Dr. Lindsay McClintock has had a deep passion for animals ever since she was a young girl. She began her career in veterinary medicine as a Kennel Assistant in 2000 and decided to pursue becoming a veterinarian while 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 in the Atlanta area ever since. Dr. McClintock joined the Butler Creek Animal Hospital team in August 2015, and she is proud to serve the animal owners and pets of West Cobb. She says she loves the flexibility working at BCAH allows - she’s able to do what she loves by practicing veterinary medicine while still having time for her family.
As a veterinarian, Dr. McClintock has a special interest in fostering the human-animal bond! “A happy and healthy pet makes for a happier and healthier owner!” she states. Along with educating owners on preventative care, she also enjoys solving the puzzles of internal medicine. Her favorite surgery is a cystotomy (bladder stone removal). She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, and Cobb County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. McClintock and her husband of 14 years have 3 children together, 2 boys and a girl. They currently have 2 dogs: Eevee the lab mix and Kelly, a shepherd mix. Both of which are rescues. Family is very important to Dr. McClintock, so when she's not at work she's staying busy with her kids by volunteering at their school or taking them to baseball, football, swimming, and dance lessons. Dr. McClintock is also a HUGE Clemson fan, and can usually be found wearing purple or orange any day of the week!
David Dulaney, DVM, MS
Dr. David DuLaney spent a great deal of time with orthopedic doctors as a child, having broken his leg on two separate occasions—it didn’t take him long to become fascinated by the world of orthopedic care. Years later, when the family pet needed emergency surgery, Dr. DuLaney had a thought: why not use his passion for medicine to better the lives of animals? He hasn’t looked back since!
Dr. DuLaney is from Chesapeake, Virginia, and moved to South Carolina after graduation to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Lander University. Next, he completed a Master’s program in veterinary anatomy prior to gaining acceptance to veterinary school at the University of Georgia. After earning his Doctorate, Dr. DuLaney headed to New York City for an internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center, then launched his career in private practice.
Dr. DuLaney joined the Butler Creek Animal Hospital team in 2021 and serves the area’s pets and animal parents as an Associate Veterinarian. He loves the process of diagnosing an issue and following it through to appropriate treatment, and one of his favorite things about the veterinary field is the constant learning opportunity it provides. For Dr. DuLaney, no two days are ever the same!
Dr. DuLaney and his wife, Meredith—whom he met in veterinary school and married in a beautiful Central Park ceremony during his time living in New York City—have a young son, Aldin. The family shares their home with an elderly goldfish, two cats, and a rambunctious Labrador mix named Junior. When he isn’t spending time with his family or tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Dr. DuLaney enjoys leatherworking, gardening, and woodworking; he’s even built a playground for his son and an entire bedroom suite for his wife!