Our Team

Veterinarians

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

Dr. McNatt

Dr. McNatt started at MWVC in January 2012 as a veterinary assistant. She had previously applied to vet school multiple times but was waitlisted. Dr. Elliott encouraged her to apply one more time, so she did. In 2013, Dr. McNatt was finally accepted to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and in August of that year started her vet school journey. Dr. McNatt continued to work at MWVC on some weekends and during school breaks until April 2016 when the intensive clinical year of her veterinary studies began. After graduation she spent a year practicing in Belpre, OH but in June 2018, returned to practice at MWVC. She is happy to be back and has been welcomed back warmly by everyone!

Dr. McNatt is from Northwest Pennsylvania where she grew up on a dairy farm. Dr. McNatt attended the University of Findlay, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science with a triple major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Biology with an emphasis on the Life Sciences, and Biology with an emphasis on Wildlife Management and a minor in Chemistry.

After graduation, Dr. McNatt returned home to Pennsylvania and worked for various veterinarians and rescue groups.

Dr. McNatt moved to the Mid-Ohio Valley in late 2010 with her husband, Ken, when his work brought them here. Dr. McNatt and her husband share their home with two dogs, both mutts: Bear (10) and Flurry (11), and five cats: Princess (14), Silver (12), Gretchen (11), Rhett (11), and their newest addition, Rascal (10 Months), who was actually brought in by a client of MWVC in June 2018. Rascal was originally taken in by a former assistant who was unable to keep him. Dr. McNatt offered to keep him and has been in their home ever since.

Dr. McNatt’s special interests within veterinary medicine are practicing “Fear Free” as she is “Fear Free Certified”, as well as end of life care as she is also certified in Pet Loss and Grief. She also enjoys behavior and dentistry. Although there is not much free time for hobbies, she does enjoy essential oils and is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, the rare occasional crafting, as well as watching movies and TV with her family.

Dr. McNatt

Staff

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

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

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.

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Sarah Dunn

Sarah joined Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic in October 2018. She grew up in Doylestown, OH, in a rural community, on a sheep farm. She knew at a very young age that she wanted to work with animals and began volunteering at a vet clinic when she was 9 years old. At the age of 15, she started working as an assistant and graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the winter of 2012. She has 2 dogs that she raised as puppies. Princess Wiggems (Aussie), is her pride and joy. Wiggems favorite toy is her pink stuffed duck. Hank (Husky/Pittbull mix) brings excitement and laughter to the Dunn Family Household. His favorite toy is a wool dry ball. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and is kept pretty busy by her twin toddlers, Kolbe & Cameran. They love going on long walks and enjoying nature; fishing; horse back riding; and playing in the back yard. She wishes to expand her career by specializing as a Veterinary Technician in animal behavior and dentistry. Sarah is especially grateful for the job here at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic.

Sarah Dunn

Arley Patterson

Arley started at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic full time in May of 2019, but had been available when needed throughout the past year.  He is originally from Lewistown, Missouri and now resides in Cutler, Ohio on a small farm.  Arley has 2 dogs- Lola (11 year old Golden Retriever) and Zoey (14 year old Jack Russell Terrier).  He also has a 2 year old mini Rex rabbit, a 10 year old Quarter Horse gelding, 2 indoor cats (16 years and 12 years old), numerous barn cats of various ages.  Arley trained and rode horses for many years after graduating from Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center in 2004.  He specializes in Western Riding with emphasis in reigning/cutting.

Arley Patterson

Addie Christie

Addie started with Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic in October 2019.  She is originally from Vienna, WV but recently moved to Mineral Wells in the spring of 2019.  Addie has a 3 ½ year old German Shepherd named, Sam, her wonderful, loyal, best friend!  She adopted her first kitty, Rio, from the HSOP in July 2019, who has been a great addition to her family.  Her happy place is riding in the woods on side by sides and she is very crafty.  Addie has always had a special place in her heart for animals since she was a little girl and she is more than happy to be working at Mineral Wells Vet!

Elizabeth Lynch

Elizabeth has worked at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic since April 1st, 2019.  She is originally from Walker, WV but has spent a lot of time out in West Union, WV at her family farm.  Elizabeth has 5 dogs (2 Pomskies, 1 Pomeranian, & 2 Beagle mixes; ranging from 9 months to 11 years) & 3 cats (1 that is 11 years old and 2 that are 14 years old).  She loves anything outdoors like hiking with her dogs; baking, art, and long drives.  Elizabeth would like to own her own ranch one day to have her pets run around on and have the space to rescue others until they can find good homes!

Emily Smith

Emily started at Mineral Wells Veterinary Clinic in February 2020.  She is from Looneyville, WV.  Emily has a lab/collie mix, Bear; 2 cats, Timmy & Amelia. She likes horseback riding, reading, & helping Trap, Neuter, & Release community cats.  Emily is a WVU Animal and Nutritional Sciences graduate and is bound for veterinary school!