We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Shelley Veterinary Hospital. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.


Our doctors:



Lynn Alderson, DVM: Dr. Alderson is the owner of SVH. She attended Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1986.  She attended High School in Idaho Falls. She has two sons, Chad and Chance and is the proud owner of three pitbulls: Zooey, Z and Ed.

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 cares 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.


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 a Husky mix named Cash and a goofball cat names Eastwood. She loves to spend her free time playing soccer and hanging out with her husband and furrballs.

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 a friendly dog, Trooper, along with an opinionated cat, Jasper. She loves to spend her free time watching Football and Nascar.

Diane has been working for SVH since 2009.  She is one of the kindest and compassionate members of the receptionist team.  She has two sweet kitties, Stella and Stinky Pants, two children, and one grandson. In her free time, she loves Christmas and collects Christmas ornaments.

Sheila came to SVH in 2014.  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 and her dog named Rover. In her free time, she loves to go hiking in search of owls and is an amazing photographer.

Stacey has been working with us since 2018 and is our front office supervisor. She moved from Kansas City with her husband for his new job, which was the best thing that could have happened to us. She is unparalleled in her compassion and dedication to helping every animal she comes across. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports and hanging out with her furr-babies. She has 2 kids and 1 grandbaby. She also has 6 cats and two dogs. One is a Great Pyrenese named Wyn, and the other is a Heeler named Bode.

Melissa joined our team in 2018. She transitioned from grooming dogs to Veterinary care because she wanted to help the animals in a bigger way. She is quickly working her way up to become a technician. She made Idaho her new home after leaving Seattle, Washington a few years ago. In her free time, she likes to play roller derby and is a fantastic cook. She has a very rambunctious cat named Tiny Terror and two adorable dogs, a Schnauzer Mix named Perry, and a Boxer mix named Blue.

Becki came to us after moving to Idaho Falls in 2018 from Seattle with her husband. She worked as a technician for 8 years at a large rescue in Seattle before she came to us. She has fostered dozens of dogs and cats over the years and was key in helping to find them, new families, to call home. She loves to spend her free time with her children and grandchildren. She also has two cats, Jack and Beau.

Alisha though new to the Veterinary industry has become a valuable asset to our Receptionist team. She started with us in 2019 and has quickly fallen in love with the work we do and all of our furry clients. She has 2 dogs, a Boxer mix named Lilly, and a Chihuahua named Chomper. It is a pleasure having her as part of the Shelley Veterinary Staff.

McKay was born and raised here in Shelley, Idaho, so she is familiar with the area and the exceptional people that live here. She is also new to the Veterinary industry but is fitting right in with our Receptionist. The passion for this industry quickly took her over and she is loving this new adventure in her life. She does not currently have any pets of her own but that changes quickly when you join our team. It is only a matter of time before she falls in love with one of the many rescues that come through our doors. We are excited to have her join our team.