Dr. Melinda Thomas-Deal is a 2002 graduate from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Dr. Thomas-Deal is a native of Bruceton Mills. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2006. She resides on a small farm in Hazelton, WV with her husband Ronnie, son Rick, and animals. She loves to play softball, ride horses, raise cattle, and farm.