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Our Veterinary Staff

Martin Alonso, MVZ

Veterinary Technician

Born in the US and raised in Mexico, Martin graduated in 2019 from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez as a veterinarian. Currently working on obtaining his US veterinary license, Martin moved to Chattanooga to intern with Dr. Shannon. His hobbies include reading and hiking but what he enjoys most is spending time with his family, friends and beautiful rottweiler, Eris.


Tamra Smith

Veterinary Assistant and Office Manager

Tamra is our longtime clinic manager and loves working with animals. A big outdoors person with four boys and three dogs, she loves camping, hiking and kayaking.


Beth Thomas

Veterinary Assistant

Beth has worked with Dr. Shannon for many years. An army brat with a super soft heart for animals, especially cats, she has two children, two cats, a bearded dragon, and a very special Mexican street dog.


Sheena Bunner


Sheena enjoys talking to clients and problem solving. She is often the voice you hear when you call us! Born and raised in West Virginia, Sheena is a creative spirit who enjoys crafting of all kinds and being with her family, which includes two kids, three dogs and three cats.


Jorgie Hansard

Veterinary Assistant and Groomer

Jorgie is a veterinary assistant from a small town in Georgia. She has worked in local animal shelters and rescues for almost ten years. A big-hearted pit bull advocate who loves the outdoors, she currently lives with three pit bulls, a bloodhound, two cats, two potbellied pigs and seven goats, all adopted from local shelters.


Kristie Smith

Surgery Technician

Kristie is a veterinary surgery technician with almost thirty years of experience. She has three children and loves swimming and horses.





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