Alex Shelley, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Alex Shelley grew up in Taylorsville, KY and graduated from Spencer County High School. He attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate studies and then earned a DVM degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife, Jessica, opened Elk Creek Animal Hospital in 2004.
Dr. Shelley has three boys, Jackson, Gabe, and Seth, and two dogs, Woodrow and Buster. He grew up on an Angus cattle farm and showed cattle through 4H and the Kentucky Angus Association throughout his childhood. Dr. Shelley hopes his children can have these same experiences on their family farm.
Brad Bennett, DVM
Dr. Brad Bennett grew up in Spencer County where he graduated from Spencer County High School. After high school, Dr. Bennett attended Morehead State University before earning a DVM degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Bennett and his wife, Katie, now reside in Louisville and have two children, Olivia and James.
Joni Lindquist, DVM
Dr. Joni Lindquist grew up in rural Monroe County and now resides in Oldham County, KY. From the time she was six years old, Dr. Linquist knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After completing her undergraduate studies at Lindsey Wilson College, she earned a DVM degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr Linquit's experience includes equine practice and small animal emergency medicine, reflecting her passion for horses as well as dogs and cats.
In her free time, Dr. Linquist enjoys riding her horses and running with her dogs. She loves Elk Creek Animal Hospital clients and their darling pets!
Jamie Cottrell, DVM
Dr. Jaime Cottrell grew up and currently resides in Finchville, KY. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and earned a DVM degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Cottrell enjoys spending time with friends and family and reading murder mystery novels. She has a German Shepherd named Evie and a Border Collie mix named Dixie. Living on her grandfather's farm, she also has a menagerie of animals that includes donkeys, sheep, and cattle.
Jeff Condra, DVM
Dr. Jeff Condra grew up and currently resides in Winchester, Kentucky. He received an undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and earned a DVM degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Elk Creek Animal Hospital team, Dr. Condra practiced at a mixed animal practice in Winchester.
In his spare time, Dr. Condra enjoys fishing, golfing, and kayaking. He and his wife, Kim, also share their home with two beagle mixes, Barney and Tucker.
Jim Chambers, DVM
Dr. Jim Chambers grew up in Russellville, KY and currently resides in Louisville, KY. He received an undergraduate degree from Murray State University and earned a DVM degree from Auburn University. Prior to joining the Elk Creek Animal Hospital team, Dr. Chambers practiced in Fayetteville, TN, Russellville, KY, and Dayton, OH. His special interests include general practice for dogs and cats.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Chambers enjoys fishing, cooking, reading historical nonfiction, and Auburn football. He also has three standard poodles and two cats at home.
Dr. Chambers is happily married to his college sweetheart of 34 years and they have three beautiful daughters. He feels very blessed for this and blessed to be a part of the amazing Elk Creek family of doctors, staff, pets, and their owners!