Meet the Doctors

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Jay's Pets



Dr. Jay Whittle

Dr. Whittle is a Kentucky native.  He studied at the University of Kentucky before being accepted to Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1987.  He spent time practicing in Wilmington, North Carolina before moving here to work for Palos Animal Hospital in 1989, then opened Mill Creek Animal Clinic in 1991.

Dr. Whittle loves all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, but he especially enjoys surgery. He has been doing ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repairs for years as well as many other surgeries. Dental surgical extractions, medial patellar luxations, splenectomy’s, intestinal surgery (dog’s and cats eat a lot of weird stuff) and urinary bladder surgery are just a few of his favorite procedures, and he enjoys continuing to learn from each case.   

Dr. Whittle’s time off is spent with his wife Jane and their three teenagers Olivia, Dolan, and Cecilia. His family has inherited his passion for animals, and they share their home with their two dogs (Atticus Finch and Ricky Ricardo), two cats (Scout and Boo Radley), a bearded dragon (Flames), half a dozen dart frogs and a Pac Man frog, fish, and 2 bee hives.

Dr. Whittle has built a successful practice by treating his patients and their humans with compassion and a well known bedside manner. A constant desire to learn keeps him current with the advances in veterinary medicine. He may be an “old school” vet, but the new school therapies and treatments have their place at Mill Creek too.

Dr. Jen's Pets




Dr. Jen Deyo

Dr. Jennifer Deyo (pronounced Day-Oh), a Worth native, joined Mill Creek Animal Clinic in 2007.

She began working in the veterinary field as a teenager at Crestwood Animal Hospital, first as an assistant, and then later as a technician. It was here that she developed her love for Veterinary Medicine. Although her initial direction in college was toward the family business of teaching, she eventually realized that she belonged with the animals and headed toward the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) for Veterinary School.

After Veterinary school, she joined Lincolnway Animal Hospital, and now with us. We are very excited to have her. A large part of practicing medicine is communication, i.e. teaching the humans that bring our patients to us. Dr. Deyo’s teaching background has prepared her for this very important part of medicine. Combined with her genuine compassion for animals AND people, Dr. Deyo is a great addition to Mill Creek Animal Clinic.

Dr. Deyo comes from a big family which she enjoys spending time with as well as her furry family : Cooper (French Bulldog), Ziva (rottweiler), Zacheus (DLH), Buster, Tallulah and Pixie (DSH).

When she isn’t tied up with this gang, she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing piano.