SVH was established in 1998 by Dr. Lynn Alderson, to meet the needs of pet owners in Shelley and the surrounding area.
Our practice has grown to care for pets from all over Eastern Idaho, and our team has grown to include:
Lynn Alderson, DVM: Dr. Alderson is the owner of SVH. She attended Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1986. She was born and raised in the Idaho Falls area. She has two sons, Chad and Chance and is the proud owner of Zooey, a pitbull mix.
Leatha Bennett, DVM: Dr. Bennett came on board at SVH in 2014. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1994 and has worked with a variety of clinics around Idaho. With her knowledge and caring nature she provides exceptional treatment and care for all of her patients. She competes in horse shows throughout the country and raises hunting dogs. She also provides a loving and comforting home for several farm cats.
Kelleen Parnell, DVM: Dr. Parnell joined the veterinarian team at SVH in 2016. She graduated from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Prior to Veterinary School, she worked for a local veterinary clinic and attended High School in Idaho Falls. She is a happy mother of two beautiful daughters and has eight cats, one dog named Bozo and a rabbit named Harvey.
Technicians and office team:
Brittney, our office manager, has been with SVH since 2005. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Idaho State University. Brittney has three dogs: Kodiak, a malamute/lab cross, Ceder, a leonberger mix, and Tonee, a Portugese Water Dog/Golden Retriever cross.
Sophia has been working with animals at SVH as a veterinary technician since it opened in 1998. She frequently rescues animals and nurses them back to health so she can find them a new loving home. Sophie’s menagerie includes any number of dogs and cats at any time. She also has a son, two daughters and two grandchildren.
Mindy came to work at SVH in 2008. She has over 20 years of veterinary technician experience and has been actively involved in the animal community for much of her lifetime. She has two friendly dogs, Hannah and Trooper, along with an opinionated cat, Jasper.
Diane has been working for SVH since 2009. She is one of the kind and compassionate members of the receptionist team. She has two sweet kitties, Stella and Queenie, two children and one grandson.
Katie joined the staff in 2015. She is a Shelley local so is familiar with the area and the exceptional people that live in the area. She has a miniature poodle named Copper and has a brand new baby daughter.
Tiffani began work at SVH in 2014. She is another of the talented and kind receptionist’s and is also a Shelley local. She has two beautiful children and two playful Yorkie’s, Bella and Alexa.
Rebecca is the newest member of the SVH staff. She began work in early 2016. Along with also being a Shelley local, she excels in the care she provides for our furry family members as a valued member of the receptionist staff. She has a spunky kitty named Maximus and wild puppy names Vic.
Sheila came to SVH in 2015. She has over 20 years of receptionist and technician experience. Her kindness and compassion light up a room and the patients that she is caring for are treated as her own. She has three sons and one daughter along with a sweet kitty named Deck Cat.