Our Team


Dr. Leslie Elliott

Dr. Leslie Elliott began in late summer 2006 as a “relief veterinarian.” As the year ended and 2007 began Dr. Mays and Dr. Elliott negotiated the sale of the Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic. On April 16, 2007 Dr. Elliott became the proud new owner of the veterinary clinic.

Leslie is originally from Pleasants County, West Virginia. She graduated from St. Marys High School in 1985. She then went on to get her Bachelors of Science degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1989. She served in the Peace Corps for 2.5 years, living in Guatemala, Central America. After returning to the United States she studied veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1996 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.

Leslie enjoys being a “dog and cat doctor” but loves all sorts of animals. She grew up with a horse named Kelli who was her best friend. She has become more interested in shelter animals and enjoys helping them get a chance to find a loving home. Leslie’s family includes her husband, Damon, and their two sons, Spencer and Simon. They have dogs, a cat, and chickens. The family enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, running, and in the winter they like to go skiing and snowboarding. Leslie likes to speak and listen to Spanish

Leslie Elliott

Dr. Christine Felker

Dr. Christine Felker has worked at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic since June 2007. She is originally from Leachtown, West Virginia and lived on the Bibbee Farm for many years. Christine has practiced in the Mid-Ohio Valley area since 1997. She likes small animal medicine, surgery, dentistry,ophthalmology, and rabbit medicine.

Christine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Science from West Virginia University; Cum Laude in 1993. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tuskegee University; Cum Laude in 1997.

Christine and her husband Dustin have 3 children. Their son, Austin is 15, daughters Annaliese 13, and Allison 11. They enjoy traveling, camping, and horseback riding. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets. They have 6 cats (Duma, George, Sophie, Tipsy, Angelica, and Phin), 2 dogs (Sasha an Airdale mix, and Rascal a Schnoodle), several rabbits, a horse, a snake, and 2 hermit crabs.

Christine Felker


Leann Dent

Leann has worked at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic since 2001. She is originally from Tuppers Plains, Ohio. Leann has 2 children, Hannah and Adam. Leann’s family has 4 dogs, 5 cats, and a hedgehog. Flutter Bye is a Yorkie that came from the Humane Society, she was rescued from the puppy mill in Parkersburg in 2008. Hoby is a Schnoodle, who was found along the side of the road and brought in the clinic, by a client, to see if we could identify him. Leann then fell in love with him and took him home. Benny is a 10 month old Lab mix that was adopted from the shelter. Ellie is a 7 year old beagle that she rescued. Then there is Cookie, who came from a litter of kittens from a lady that worked at the clinic. Friskie was found along the side of the road and was brought into the clinic to be euthanized, but after a few weeks of treatment she was back to good health and she is now a part of their family. Willow and Shadow, 8 month old brother and sister who came from a litter of kittens that a client had. She also has Tater Tot, a 2 year old cat. Leann loves her job and loves to comfort the patients while they are at the clinic.

 Leann Dent

Karen Lowe

Karen has worked at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic since December 2004. She was born in Indianapolis and moved to West Virginia when she was 2 years old. Karen has 3 cats, Summer, Callie, and Tiger. All 3 cats came from the clinic, one was adopted from the humane society, one was a co-workers cat’s kitten, and one was from a litter of feral cats. She also has a Corgi-mix dog named Snowy and a Beagle named Penelope.  She enjoys camping, movies, family time, and time with friends. Karen got married on 9-10-11. She has 3 children, Avery, Serenity, and Austin.

 Karen Lowe

Connie Workman

Connie has worked at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic since 2000. She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia and lived there until the age of 2, then moved to Belpre, Ohio until the age of 23, then came back to West Virginia and has been there since. She married her husband Todd in 1998, but they have been together since 1991. They have 3 cats, Molly, Kristy, and Lincoln; all who are rescues! They have a lion-head rabbit and some fish. They also have a Great Dane, named Angus, who was a rescue. Connie enjoys riding 4- wheelers, NASCAR races, working in her flower beds, playing with her animals, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach. She enjoys working with animals and meeting new people and feels very blessed to have had an opportunity to do so.

 Connie Workman

Tarah Gerlach

Tarah became a member of the Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic family in September 2013 and is more than happy with her decision. She grew up in Hartford, WV and moved to Mineral Wells in September 2013. She has adopted one of the clinic cats, Abby! Tarah has a baby girl, Charlee, who was born in June 2014. She loves spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, smiling, and singing. Tarah has many ambitions such as singing at the Grand Ole Opry, climbing Mt. Everest, and visiting Australia. She loves working with animals and being able to give them the care that they deserve!

 Tarah Gerlach

Hannah Dent

Hannah started at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic as a volunteer in September 2014, and recently became an employee in August 2015. She is from Rockport, WV. Hannah has 4 dogs: FlutterBye (10 years), Benny (10 months), Hoby (2 years), and Ellie (7 years). There is also 5 cats: Cookie (12 years), Friskie (3 years), Tater Tot (2 years), Willow and Shadow (8 months). Hannah loves riding her horse, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. She is grateful to have an amazing job.

 Hannah Dent

Sandy Carpenter

Sandy started with Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic in September 2016.  She is originally from Belpre, OH.  Sandy has 1 Siamese mix, that she rescued, named Tia.  She loves to read and crochet.


Joel Swisher

Joel started with Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic in April 2017.  He is from Parkersburg, WV.  He has 3 cats:  Lenny, who is the most recent addition that was found at McDonough Park and decided he wanted to go home with them; Stewy and Toodles are bother and sister!   Joel loves the outdoors, such as hiking, kayaking, and disc golf.  He has had 10 years of previous veterinary technician experience.  Joel is married to his wife, Jessica, and he has a step-daughter Charity.