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Dr. Eric Hulsey

Dr. Hulsey is the owner of Bentley Animal Hospital.  He started working part time for Dr. Bentley in 1986 and he continued to work during his school breaks.  In 1991 he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.  After a short stint in a mixed animal practice, Dr. Hulsey returned "home" to Bentley Animal Hospital as a DVM in January 1992.  In 1998 Dr. Hulsey purchased the practice from Dr. Bentley and in 2001 moved us to our current location. 

Dr. Stacey Matthews

Dr. Stacey Matthews joined our practice in February 2016.  She is a University of Georgia graduate.  

Dr. Matthews lives in Fayetteville, Tennessee with her husband and son.  They have a mini-ranch consisting of horses, donkeys, chickens, cats and dogs.  She has a parrot, Merlyn, that has been with her since 1990!

Dr. Matthews has worked in a variety of practices throughout the United States and this has served to give her a diverse and extensive knowledge of veterinary medicine.  She enjoys both small animal medicine and surgery.

In her spare time, Dr. Matthews enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and spending time with her family and animals.   She loves her job, stating "Veterinary medicine is such an exciting and forever evolving profession.  I cannot imagine doing anything else."

Dr. Katie Temmen

Dr. Katie Temmen has been a part of the Bentley Animal Hospital team since 2006 when she began shadowing as a high school student.  After beginning college, she continued to work at Bentley Animal Hospital on her school breaks.  She has now returned home to us as a doctor. 

Dr. Temmen graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine where she developed special interests in Cardiology, Immunology, and Nutrition.  She especially enjoys the opportunity to be part of both her patients' and clients' lives.

In her spare time, Dr. Temmen loves to hike, knit, read and spend time with her husband and their 4 pets: 3 dogs -- Lily, Griffin, and Finn and 1 cat, Morticia.  

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Office Hours

Monday8:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am6:00 pm
Friday8:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am12:00 pm
Day Morning Afternoon
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