Meet the Team


Dr. Sheryl Sheppard </br>Practice Owner photo

Dr. Sheryl Sheppard
Practice Owner

Dr. Sheppard is originally from Sandersville. She first received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University in 2004. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Georgia as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sheppard has over 10 years of experience with eight of those years practicing in Statesboro, GA from 2009-2017. Dr. Sheppard always wanted to own her own practice and was finally able to have that dream come true in December 2017 when she purchased Vidalia Veterinary Clinic. She practices companion animal medicine with some exotic animal medicine, with her interests being in dermatology, ophthalmology, & internal medicine.

Dr. Sheppard is happily married and has two children. She has three cats and a dog. In her spare time when she’s not saving animals’ lives, Dr. Sheppard enjoys hiking, being outdoors, & watching GSU & UGA Football!

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Dr. Paul May

I graduated in 1970 from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. I served two years in the Air Force as a veterinarian. I also taught for 8 years at ABAC and was head of the Veterinary Technician Program there. After I left ABAC, I opened a practice in Columbus, Georgia where I practiced from 1982 until 2005. I retired from my practice with the intent of just doing dentistry. I came to Vidalia in 2006, fell in love with the area & people, and in July my wife Suzanne and I moved here and bought the practice.

Between my wife and I, we have 4 dogs that are a part of our lives. Millie is a German Wired Hair Pointer that is often with me at the office. Beamer is another rescue that comes to the office daily. I think that is the best part of his day. Pancakes is a Yorkie and Melba is a rescue we adopted. The four add a ton of love in our home.

Vidalia Veterinary Clinic strives to be a modern, well-equipped clinic. Our goal is to have the best staff that is friendly and loving to your pets. Pets are an important part of our families as they are yours. The care and compassion of the veterinarians and staff is aimed at improving the human animal bond. We offer high quality care to the heartbeat at your feet!


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Registered Veterinary Technician

Misty has been with our team since 2013. She is a Vidalia native and has lived in the area her entire life. After graduating from Toombs County High School in 2009 she pursued a degree in Veterinary Technology at Ogeechee Technical College and obtained license credentialing in Georgia. 

“I have always known what I wanted to do and never considered doing anything else. I love animals and I love caring for them, it is one of my passions!” She says. 

An RVT is the equivalent to an RN, Phlebotomist, Radiology tech, Surgical assistant, Oral hygienist, Laboratory tech, and more all rolled into one. Not only are they qualified to perform these multiple roles but they do so with various species of animals. From small exotic & reptile species such as ferrets, bearded dragons, & birds up to large animals such as horses & cattle and everything in between.  

Misty is a dog mom to 3 spoiled boys: Rambo a 9 y/o Shepherd mix, Loki a 6 y/o Chihuahua mix, and Ruger a 5 y/o Doberman Pinscher.  

When she is not caring for her fur babies Misty enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. She loves doing just about anything outdoors. With horseback-riding, hunting/fishing, and being on the water as her favorites.  

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Macy Veterinary Assistant

Macy joined our team in the summer of 2020 as a kennel assistant. She graduated from Vidalia High School in 2019. She just graduated from Georgia Southern University a class of 2022 with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She intends to apply for veterinary school to become a licensed veterinarian herself. 
Her favorite part about working in the veterinary field is getting to care for and love all the fur babies. Helping them feel better is the most rewarding part of this job and a.always puts a smile on her face. 
Macy has one dog, named Stump, who is very spunky and loves walks and golf-cart rides. In her free time, Many enjoy pampering her dog and spending time with friends and family. 

Hannah</br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah joined our team in April of 2021 as a kennel assistant. She has experience in the medical field as a CNA, but has decided that her heart belongs to animals. She graduated from Montgomery County High School in May of 2020. She plans on returning to school to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. Hannah has pets of her own. One black Labrador retriever named Betty, one Yorkie named Emma Kate, and two spunky cats named Wednesday and Pete. When she isn’t loving on our fury patients at the clinic, she spends almost all of her free time with her own fur companions. She enjoys including them in her favorite outdoor activities such as: going for walks, fishing, and gardening.

Thomas</br> Kennel Assistant  photo

Kennel Assistant

I'm currently going to East Georgia to get my first two years and then move on to Georgia Southern to pursue my biology degree. My lifelong goal is to be a Veterinarian and help all those fur babies out there. I have tons of animals at home including, 4 dogs and 4 cats. They are true companions to me and my family. They drove me to this career because they allowed me to seek knowledge on how to keep them safe and healthy. My favorite thing about working in this field is the sense of accomplishment when you have helped a pet and see them back to their healthy selves. In my spare time, I love to paint miniatures and play video games.

Stella Kelly </br> Office Manager photo

Stella Kelly
Office Manager

Stella joined us in June of 2021 as a vital member of our team. She graduated from Toombs County High School in May of 2021. She is currently a student at Brewton Parker College where she will obtain a nursing degree. When asked what she loves most about her job she said, "Having the opportunity to give love to all of our sweet patients. I love being able to make these sweet animals feel welcomed and loved." She has always loved animals and loves having them as a part of her daily life. When she is not working, she is spending time with her German Shorthair puppy Banks. They enjoy riding around and going to the river.

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Maui has been at the clinic cat since 2013 when he came to us as a rescue. His hobbies include playing hide ‘n’ seek, greeting clients and fellow pets, and helping save other kitties’ lives by giving blood. In the mornings he likes to stroll through the clinic to make sure everyone is on task. In the afternoons, he ventures outside where he spends most of his time exploring and relaxing in the sun. Maui also enjoys head rubs, demanding love and attention, and his wet food.

Lieutenant Dan <br/>Security photo

Lieutenant Dan

Lieutenant Dan has been at the clinic since 2019 when he came to us as a rescue. He was found with a large wound and muscle atrophy to his front left leg. We tried physical therapy for 6 weeks to see if we could help regain the use of his leg, but unfortunately, it continued to atrophy. We elected to have the limb amputated, and it hasn't slowed him down one bit! His hobbies include destroying houseplants, tripping you as you walk, and snuggling in your lap. He's a very feisty little guy, but he also aids Maui with helping save other kitties’ lives by giving blood. 

Vidalia Veterinary Clinic

303 W 1st Street

Vidalia, GA 30474

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(912) 537-1069
Fax: (912) 537-1113

Email Us:

For after-hours emergencies, please call:

(912) 537-1069

We offer emergency after-hours services, however, if we cannot be reached or respond in a timely manner, there are two emergency clinics near the area. One is in Savannah and the other is in Warner Robins.


Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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