Dr. Melissa Shendell

Dr. Shendell is our Medical Director at Martinsville Veterinary Hospital, honored to continue Dr. Stoudt’s legacy in beautiful Martinsville.  She graduated with her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. With a strong focus on gentle, fear-free handling, Dr. Shendell approaches each pet and family with care and compassion. Her special interests include palliative and hospice care as well as behavior. Big or small, Dr. Shendell will care for all of your family’s pets.  When she isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her husband Joshua and their young children Oliver, Thea, Mini Aussie Clover, and cats Eris, KB, and Straya. She also enjoys horseback riding at Watchung Stables and exploring local restaurants.