Kris Mahaffey, DVM, Owner


Kristin S. Mahaffey, DVM, is a 1989 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has more than 15 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 location at Crestline Village in Mountain Brook. Dr. Burks and his wife, Libby, have been married for 41 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 University College 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


Hayley Adair


Technician – Hayley has 8 years of experience at a local veterinary hospital. She grew up on her family’s farm and now has 4 dogs and a cat. She is a graduate of Vestavia Hills and has earned an associate degree in medical laboratory technology.


Sharea Dugger, Groomer


Sharea has been with Pet Vet Animal Hospital fand Pet Vet Express for over 6 years. She grooms Monday through Friday at our Crestline location.