Meet Our Team
At Town & Country Equine & Pet Hospital, we are proud to staff our hospital with a team of dedicated veterinary staff. Our vets in Louisburg are highly educated and committed to excellence, while our staff members are friendly, compassionate animal lovers who look forward to serving your pet. Check out the bios of our team members to learn more about who we are.
Jeff Thompson, DVM
Following graduation, he went into solo mixed practice in east central Ohio. He continued to develop his passion for equine medicine while caring for working horses in the various Amish communities in that part of the state. After three years in private practice, he was recruited into the animal health pharmaceutical industry and worked as a technical services veterinary based out of the Kansas City area.
He opened Town & Country Equine Hospital in 2002, and under his leadership, the practice expanded from a large animal clinic to a thriving mixed animal practice. The name of the practice was changed to Town & Country Equine & Pet Hospital when his wife Dr. Shelley Thompson joined the practice in 2010.
Dr. Jeff has a special interest large animal reproduction and ambulatory medicine. His main interests outside the hospital include farming, raising beef cattle, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Shelley Thompson, DVM
Dr. Shelley Thompson received her DVM degree from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Dr. Shelley is married to Dr. Jeff Thompson. Together, they co-own the veterinary hospital.
Dr. Shelley has worked in Miami County for the last 14 years, with 2 ½ years spent in the veterinary stem cell industry. In 1997 she served as the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association’s president after serving for three years as a board member. While serving, KCVMA board members developed the city’s first emergency preparedness plan.
Her special interests are small animal internal medicine, imaging/ultrasound, and dentistry. Dr. Shelley’s philosophy of veterinary care: “I love this profession and feel privileged to be a part of it. My goal is to communicate honestly and treat each patient as if they were my own.”
Dr. Shelley has three grown sons, Jeffrey, Michael, and Tyler. She and Dr. Jeff live with Angus, their golden retriever; and three cats, Rowdy, Veronica and Callie. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, trying new recipes, and dreaming about gardening.
Karen Whitham, DVM
A second-generation veterinarian, Dr. Karen Whitham grew up in Columbus, KS. She received her DVM degree from Kansas State University School in 1992, following in her father’s footsteps. As an associate small animal veterinarian, she has special interests in surgery and preventive medicine. She and her husband, who is retired from the Air Force, have two children named Shaylor and Ryan as well as three dogs, three cats, eight chickens, and three gerbils! Dr. Whitham has worked in several states and countries over the years, as she followed her husband’s career in the Air Force. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and attending her children’s activities and participating in local 4H activities, including serving as one of the Miami County Dog club leaders.