We take pride in our personalized, caring service. We strive to treat every patient with the latest and most advanced preventive care and treatment options available in any primary care facility. Our staff is the cornerstone of our practice. You will find the office and nursing staff to be helpful, compassionate, knowledgeable and trustworthy while your pet is in our care. Please feel free to ask any of our clients about the service we provide.

J. Ashley Keith, D.V.M. M.B.A., MEcon

Dr. Keith is an Honor Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (Chemistry and Biology) and Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed Master’s degree work at The College of William and Mary. Additionally, he has an M.B.A. and a Master’s Degree in Economics. His professional interests are: Eye Disease and Surgery, Cardiology and Reptile Medicine.

Outside the office, Dr. Keith enjoys racing bicycles, marathons, Ironman triathlons, tennis, reading, music and spending time with his children (Harrison, Ellen And Mary Ryan)

Additionally, he has served on many boards including the Lexington Humane Society, the Woodford Humane Society, Boy Scouts of America, and Woodford County Hospital, He has coached many youth sports and taught many fitness courses.

Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Woodford Health Foundation, is on the Board of Directors for Woodford County Parks and Recreation and teaches triathlon courses and SPINNING classes. He is married to Laurie Ann Whelan.

  • FAVORITE MOVIE: The Godfather
  • FAVORITE BOOK: Catcher in the Rye
  • FAVORITE BAND: Pink Floyd
  • FAVORITE WRITER: Hemmingway

Heidi Ball, D.V.M.

We Welcome Dr. Heidi Ball. Dr. Ball will be helping us occasionally and are fortunate to have her on our team. Dr. Ball received her B.S. degree in Economic Biology from Clemson University and her Veterinary Doctorate from the University of Florida. She has practiced companion animal medicine in New York, Florida, and California prior to her move to Versailles. Her husband is also a Veterinarian and specializes in Equine Reproduction. She enjoys swimming, driving her Morgan Horse in competition. She has 2 adult daughters and a multitude of family pets.

Dr. Haley Hancock

Dr. Hancock is a graduate of Woodford County High School, Western Kentucky University and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has had a passion for animals since she was very young and her dream of becoming a veterinarian has come true. She shares her home with her two dogs – Gatsby (Aussie) and Prince (Corgi). In her free time, Dr. Hancock and husband Chris love to travel, hike, cook and visit craft breweries.

Tonia Porter

Office Director

Tonia is the Office Manager and has been with our practice since 2007. She enjoys her family and spending time on the family farm where she raises Angus cattle with her husband Barry. Tonia’s pet family includes a German Shepherd (Chief) and Pollie, a Shih Tzu. She enjoys gardening, decorating and shopping in her free time.


Kelsey grew up in Owensboro but has lived in Lexington and now Versailles. She is an animal lover at heart and being a veterinary nurse is her dream job. She accepted her first position in the veterinary field in 2004 and has since refined her skills through years of experience. Kelsey and her husband Derek have two young children and their pet family includes a 13-year-old Dachshund (Izzy). Outside the office, Kelsey enjoys shopping and baking.


Paige has been working with animals for over 8 years. Her first job was in a veterinary clinic and she has stayed in the field ever since. She has 5 pet family members: a bearded dragon, an Australian Shepherd, 2 cats, and a rabbit. Outside the office, Paige enjoys being very involved in the Children’s Ministry at Versailles Baptist Church and spending time with her family. She and her husband Brian have a 7-year-old daughter and are expecting a baby in October 2018!


Veterinary Nurse

Nikki shares her home with Harry (an Orange Tabby Cat and her daughter Maddie.
In her free time, she likes to travel, read, watch movies and spend time with family and friends.


Veterinary Nurse

Harlee shares her home with husband, Austin, two boys and 3 dogs – Ruby (Goldendoodle), Jake (Labrador) and Ness (Golden Retriever). In her free time, Harlee enjoys her family.


Veterinary Assistant

Victoria will be a senior at Woodford County High School this coming year. She loves her horse, Bleu and her Mini Aussie, Tuk. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, riding horses and spending time with family and friends.


Veterinary Assistant

Jensen is a recent Woodford County High School Graduate. She is heading to UK in the fall to pursue a Pre-Veterinary curriculum and attend Veterinary School in 4 years. In her free time, Jensen enjoys reading, music, traveling, tap dancing and spending time with friends. Jensen has a Hound Mix – Oakley and 3 rabbits – Max, Mer, and Red.