Melissa L. Potter, DVM


A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Potter moved to Texas at the age of ten. She grew up in Dallas and completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Texas A&M University, earning both her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.

Dr. Potter practiced a year in Rockwall, Texas before joining the Hillside team, where she has been since 1997.

Dr. Potter and her husband, son, and daughter, make their home in Richardson. They share their time with four beloved cats and Chihuahua cross, named Chewy. Dr. Potter is currently training towards her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, along with her husband and son. She is also a baseball enthusiast and enjoys cake decorating, reading, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Potter has come to love Hillside for the dedicated and experienced veterinarians that are her colleagues. The development of special interest is encouraged and supported in the Hillside environment. Dr. Potter's professional interests include, but are not limited to ultrasonography, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery.

She believes that the dedicated doctors and exceptional staff strive to provide the best care for our patients and clients. She is convinced that Hillside offers superior full-service, compassionate care, and she is proud to be a veterinarian at Hillside Veterinary Clinic.