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
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.
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.