College: University of Nebraska Lincoln and Iowa State University | Graduated: 2012 | Pets: 2 dogs
Dr. Kelley was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. As a young child, her love for animals grew as she helped raise her childhood beagle, Abbie. Knowing that she wanted to work with animals at the wise age of 8, she decided she wanted to be a vet. In pursuing her dream, she attended Iowa State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012 (Go Cyclones!). Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she continued on to a 2 and 2 program between University of Nebraska Lincoln and Iowa State University to obtain her DVM in 2016. After graduation, she and her husband moved to Portland, Oregon where she began her career working with small animals. After three years in Portland, she decided that it was time to move closer to home and find a long-term place to practice medicine and that led her to Nelson Animal Hospital.
Dr. Kelley is thrilled to be able to serve this community and loves meeting all the clients, pets and their family members that call Nelson home. She has special interests in Preventative Care, Dentistry and Dermatology. Outside of the hospital she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and two dogs – Melanie, a blue heeler and Aspen, the Heinz 57.