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Our Team

Get to Know Our Veterinary Team

Meet the wonderful veterinarians and staff of Westside Veterinary Service. We take great pride in providing excellent care for your pets!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr Elkins

Dr. A.D. Elkins

Dr. A.D. Elkins

DACVS
Veterinarian

Dr. A.D. Elkins received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1970 and began his practice in Madisonville, KY, where he cared for the medical and surgical needs of both small and large animals for 10 years. In 1982, he completed a surgery residency and received a Master’s degree (M.S.) at Texas A&M University. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Elkins took and passed the surgery boards to gain board certification into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Until 1986, he owned a referral practice in Kentucky, but then became chief of small animal orthopedics and assistant professor at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since then, Dr. A.D. Elkins has had a private referral surgery practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, for 23 years. He does relief surgery work at many practices around the United States. He visits Westside Veterinary Service every week. We are fortunate to have such an asset that sees referral patients that need a surgical specialist in our geographical region.

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Dr. Bob Salley

Dr. Bob Salley

Dr. Bob Salley

Veterinarian

Dr. Robert Salley graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He was accepted into the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 1981. Dr. Salley practiced general and emergency medicine in Memphis, TN, from 1981 to 1984. Dr. Salley, in partnership with Dr. Thomas, purchased Westside Veterinary Service and moved to Murray, KY, in 1984. Dr. Salley enjoys all facets of veterinary practice and especially helping enhance the lives of his clients through their pets. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Salley and his wife Linda have two children, Ben and Brooke, and two grandchildren, who all live in Nashville. Dr. Salley and Linda enjoy spending time with their kids and grandchildren and road trips in their corvette.

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Dr. Damon Eastwood

Dr. Damon Eastwood

Dr. Damon Eastwood

Veterinarian

Dr. Damon Eastwood grew up on a small cattle farm in Hanson, KY. His desire to pursue a career in vet medicine began at the age of fourteen years old. Dr. Eastwood did his undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky before transferring to Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. In 1995, Dr. Eastwood graduated from Auburn and moved to Murray to work at Westside. He worked as an associate veterinarian for five years and then became a partner in the practice in 2000. Dr. Eastwood and his wife Jackie have two children, Lauren and Logan. They live on a small cattle farm in Hazel with their cat Cal and dog Pearl. Dr. Eastwood enjoys the lake and spending quality time with his family.

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Dr.  Darien Robertson

Dr. Darien Robertson

Dr. Darien Robertson

Veterinarian

Dr. Darien Robertson has had a passion for animals since she was a young girl and always knew she wanted to pursue a career working with Animals. She attended Murray State University for her undergrad and continued to the University of Missouri, where she completed veterinary school in Spring 2022. Dr. Robertson graduated with high honors as a Phi Zeta member, awarded to Veterinary students for their scholarly excellence and research.

Dr. Robertson takes pride in not only taking care of the patient but the owner as well. She is passionate about educating clients to help them feel comfortable with the care she is providing and to collaboratively work together to make decisions to support their pets in having long and healthy lives.

In her free time, Dr. Robertson enjoys riding horses, going to the lake, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Dr. Leslie Jackson

Dr. Leslie Jackson

Dr. Leslie Jackson

Veterinarian

Dr. Leslie Jackson grew up in Graves County, attended Murray State University, and graduated from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She joined the Westside team just after graduating in 2001, beginning her journey at Warner Animal Clinic, a satellite clinic associated with Westside. Gradually over the years, she worked more and more at Westside both on Saturdays and throughout the week. After Covid, Warner Animal Clinic was closed, and the entire staff moved to Westside. Dr. Jackson enjoys internal medicine cases and connecting with her clients. She feels blessed to have been able to work part-time initially out of school, being a mom to her 2 daughters, Parker and Taylor, and now enjoys time doing a job she truly loves. She enjoys landscaping, antique shopping, art events, sporting events, and anything involving her children or her pets in her leisure time. She’s a chihuahua, lab, and rat terrier lover.

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Dr. Noel Thomas

Dr. Noel Thomas

Dr. Noel Thomas

DACT, DABVP
Veterinarian

Dr. Noel Thomas graduated from Auburn University in 1979 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, he spent 4 years in general and emergency practice in Memphis, TN. In 1984, Dr. Thomas, in partnership, purchased Westside Veterinary Service in Murray, KY. Dr. Thomas’ commitment to continuing education led him to become board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1986. The ABVP certifies practitioners with exceptional knowledge, skill, and competency in clinical practice.

While still in private practice, Dr. Thomas completed the certification process for the American College of Theriogenologists. Dr. Thomas and his wife Linda have two children, Jena and Emily. They also have four grandchildren. Dr. Thomas enjoys turkey and duck hunting.

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Meet Our Veterinary Staff

chelsea

Chelsea, LVT

Practice Manager

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leigh

Leigh, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Erin, LVT

Erin, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Janel, LVT

Janel, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Katie, LVT

Katie, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Amanda

Amanda

Technician

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Angela

Angela

Lead Receptionist

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Emily

Emily

Receptionist

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Kasey

Receptionist

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Nicole

Nicole, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Brady

Brady, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Riana

Veterinary Assistant

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McKenzi

Veterinary Assistant

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Jessica

Veterinary Assistant

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Maddie

Kennel Assistant

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Calista

Kennel Assistant

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Kasey

Kennel Assistant

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Sierra

Kennel Assistant

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Hannah

Kennel Assistant

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Fiona

Kennel Assistant

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Carlie

Kennel Assistant

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Katelyn

Kennel Assistant

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Gracie

Kennel Assistant

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Kali

Kennel Assistant

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