Kris Mahaffey, DVM, Owner

Kristin S. Mahaffey, DVM, is a 1989 graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. She has more than 30 years of experience practicing at some of the top veterinary hospitals in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Wisconsin. She chose Vestavia Hills as the best place to set up her practice and raise her family. Dr. Kris and her husband, Mike, opened Pet Vet Veterinary Hospital in 1999.

Years in Practice: 30
Education: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Jackie Burks, DVM

Dr. Burks is a 1982 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is the primary vet at Pet Vet Express, our second location at Crestline Village in Mountain Brook. Dr. Burks and his wife, Libby, have been married for 39 years and have 2 children: Matt, an architect and Caroline, a teacher. He has five dogs and 1 cat. In his 37 years of practice experience, Dr. Burks has developed interests in dermatology, dentistry and surgery.

Years in Practice: 37
Education: Mississippi State School of Veterinary Medicine

Lindsay Kelley, DVM

Dr. Kelley is a 2007 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been with Pet Vet Animal Hospital for 4 years and she also fills in at our other hospital, Pet Vet Express at Crestline Village in Mountain Brook.

Years in Practice: 12
Education: Auburn University College of Veterianary Medicine

Mike Mahaffey, Operations Manager

Mike Mahaffey, a native of Vestavia Hills, serves as operations manager for the hospital. He is a 1987 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising.

Education: Mississippi State University

Dasha Weaver, Head Technician

Amanda Smeraglia, Head Receptionist

Oberlin Sanchez, Kennel Manager

Lauren Culotta, Pet Cordinator

Nicole O’Neal, Groomer

Drew Comer, Receptionist

Erica Tullis, Receptionist

Claudia Turborough

Carolyn Mugnier


Kaylin Dickerson

Madison and Cody Mahaffey, The Mahaffey Kids

Cody and Madison are both graduates of Vestavia Hills High School. Cody is a graduate of Mississippi State with a degree in biomedical engineering and lives in Austin, Texas. Madison is a graduate of Louisiana State where she played volleyball and earned a degree in sports management.