Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Karns Animal Clinic in Knoxville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets. Please call us at 865-690-1282 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members.

    Veterinarian/ Owner

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    Dr. Frank Davis

    Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Frank Davis grew up in Anderson County. He graduated from UTCVM in 2003 and stayed in…
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    Dr. Meg Davis

    Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Meg grew up in the Signal Mountain area of Chattanooga, TN. She came to Knoxville to…

    Veterinarians

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    Dr. Amanda Niethammer

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Amanda came to Knoxville from South Carolina to attend UT College of Veterinary…
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    Dr. Leslie Carter

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Leslie came to us in 2014. She originally grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to…
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    Dr. Nick Wright

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Wright is here part-time, and has plenty of experience under his belt. He is…
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    Dr. Sam Sirota

    Dr. Sam grew up in upstate New York, but attended vet school in Australia. Once having…

    Office Manager

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    Emily H.

    Office Manager

    Emily started here as a child. She would play with the animals while her dad, Dr. Butler,…

    Reception

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    Alex

    Alex is another of our front desk staff. Outside of work, she enjoys riding and barrel…
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    Kimber

    Kimber has been with us for several years. She was working as a paralegal and helping us…
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    Kristy

    Technician / Receptionist

    Kristy is one of our technicians who helps at the front desk as well. Having worked here…
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    Sarah

    Sarah works at the front desk.…

    Technicians

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    Brandi

    Brandi is one of our technicians. She is such a great addition to our team. She loves all…
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    Emilee C.

    Emilee grew up in Knoxville and is attending UT as an undergrad student in her time off…
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    Ivey

    Ivey has been here since Fall 2017 as a technician. She is recently married and lives with…
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    Jessica

    Jessica started with us as a volunteer in 2012. She is currently in school at UT majoring…
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    Kalan

    Kalan came to us from California two years ago. His previous experience with large animals…
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    Karen

    Lead Surgical Technician

    Karen is our lead surgical technician. Having worked at the clinic for 29 years, she has…
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    Schuyler

    Schuyler's family has been a client at our clinic for years. Schuyler started working here…

    Patient Caretaker

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    Alisha

    Although it's been Alisha's lifelong dream to work in veterinary medicine, she took her…
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    Meredith

    Meredith came to us in May of 2018. She started at the front desk and has quickly learned…

    Office Supervisor

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    Puddin

    Puddin (also known as Puh or Puds) is Frank's Australian Shepherd. She is 3 years old and…