Assistants Beth Thomas Veterinary Assistant Beth has worked with Dr. Shannon for over six years. An army brat with a super soft heart for animals, especially cats, she has two children, two cats and a bearded dragon. 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. Tamra Smith Veterinary Assistant Tamra has worked with Dr Shannon for over three years and loves working with animals. A big outdoors person with four boys and three dogs, she loves camping, hiking and kayaking. text or call (423) 779-7467 You can also use our contact form Dr. Shannon Dawkins habla español. Podemos atender a tu mascota.