We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at (801) 968-9932. Thank you!
Dr. Eric Olson
Dr. Eric Olson attended BYU for his undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology where he met his wife. He then received his Veterinarian Degree at the University of Glasgow and travelled the world during his breaks in studies. He loved his adventure abroad, but realized that family is where the heart is and returned to Utah. Dr. Olson has been married for 15 years, has 2 kids, and a mammoth-sized cat named Hank. He loves helping families stay happy and healthy at A Gentle Vet.
Dr. Mellisa Vetter
My parents say my career in veterinary medicine started when I was a small child, as I was always trying to help sick or injured animals – baby birds that had fallen out of the nest, a frog that lost part of its leg, raising baby bunnies that had lost their mother. My childhood desire to care for animals and to be their advocate grew into a passion that led me to pursue a career as a veterinarian. After I graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, I practiced in Baltimore, MD for a brief time. Having spent my whole life on the east coast, I was ready for a change, and headed west to Salt Lake City to begin a new adventure. When I am not at the clinic, my husband and I enjoy the natural beauty of Utah as much as possible by hiking and camping. Our lab Pacer joins us on many outings, and our other three fur babies (two cats Sebastian and Norah, and another dog Charlie) love to snuggle when we get home.
Dr. Terry Shields
Dr. Terry Shields is passionate about veterinary medicine and has served the profession in many capacities. After graduating from UC Davis in California, he has practiced in general veterinary medicine and in emergency specialty clinics. Always striving for excellence in the profession, he has been a veterinary hospital inspector for the state of California, a member of the Utah State Veterinary Board and president of local veterinary associations. With over forty years of experience, Dr. Shields continues to embrace the newest advancements in medicine and technology and works to make “A Gentle Vet” the best.
Kaylee has her Associates of Science degree from McCook Community College. She has grown up in Salt Lake City and loves it. Kaylee has loved animals since she was born and always knew she was going to work in the veterinarian field. Currently she shares her life with her deaf Dalmatian named Penny, and her husband Connor.