Shelby Veterinary Clinic

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61 Legacy Court
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Driving Directions

(502) 633-3231


  • Hours:
  • M,W,R,F : 8 AM -5 PM
  • Tues 8 AM-6:30PM
  • Sat 8 AM-3 PM
  • After Hours: 502-633-3231
  • (502) 633-3231

Shelby Veterinary Clinic has been providing quality healthcare for horses, cattle, dogs, cats and other livestock in Shelby and surrounding counties for over fifty years. We are a four doctor practice, and we pride ourselves with the ability to meet all of your animal healthcare needs under one roof. We also provide farm visits for large animal patients in Shelbyville, Simpsonville, Frankfort, Louisville, Eminence and surrounding areas.

Having four doctors also allows us to have a doctor on call 24 hours a day for your convenience in the event of an emergency.

So, whether you have large animals, pets or all of the above, we are certain that with four doctors and many years of veterinary experience, we have the expertise and knowledge to take care of your ainmals.

We are grateful to those who have entrusted us with their pets and livestock in the past and look forward to meeting you and your animals in the future.

Although Shelby Veterinary Clinic has been in business for over fifty years, we strive to practice high quality medicine that is up to date with today's standard of care. With in-house diagnostics and technology, we are able to perform most testing in a timely and efficient manner at an affordable price.

Shelby Veterinary Clinic Services

  • Alpaca / Llama Services
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Bovine Services
  • Dental Care
  • Equine Services
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Small Animal Services
  • Small Ruminant (Goats / Sheep) Services
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Shelby Veterinary Clinic Staff Profiles

Rocky Oliver, DVM

Dr. Oliver grew up on a beef cattle farm in Sand Rock, AL. In 2004, Dr. Oliver received his Bachelor of Animal & Dairy Science from Auburn University. After completing his externships in Turlock, CA & Sulphur Springs, TX and preceptorship in Fort Lupton, CO, he then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from Auburn University.  He resides in Shelbyville with his wife Amy and three children, Avery, Caroline and Owen. He also has two four legged children, Abby and Lucky. 

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Years in Practice: 8

Auburn University

Melissa Mitchell, DVM

Dr. Mitchell grew up on dairy farm in Grant County, KY.  In 2000, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, and in 2004, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. She started working at Shelby Veterinary Clinic upon graduation.  She enjoys both large and small animal medicine.  Dr. Mitchell resides in Lawrenceburg with her husband, Brandon, and children, Caleb and Grant.

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Years in Practice: 12

Auburn University

Josh Ballard, DVM

Dr. Josh Ballard is originally from Winchester, KY. He attended Murray State University where he received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Dr. Ballard received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. Ballard completed an internship at the Equine Clinic at Oakencroft followed by three additional years of Equine practice in Kentucky.  Dr. Ballard practiced emergency medicine at Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Service in Louisville, KY prior to joining Shelby Veterinary Clinic in 2013. He lives in Shelbyville with his wife Melissa, son Eli, and daughter Ruby. They currently enjoy spending their time raising beef cattle, riding horses, fishing, and spending time with family and church.

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Years in Practice: 11

Auburn University