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Our Doctors

Anthony L. Ashley, DVM, DABVP

Veterinarian, Medical Director
Dr. Ashley's Bio
Dr. Tony Ashley graduated from the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, where he met his wife, Alana. Dr. Ashley became DABVP certified in 2008 by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, which means he has proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine. Recently, Dr. Ashley has become DACZM certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine. He has extensive post-graduate training, several years of professional experience in zoological medicine, and has passed a credential review and examination. In 2016, Dr. Ashley became the co-owner of Animal Clinic Inc. of Chattanooga. Born and raised in nearby Hixson, Tennessee, Dr. Ashley is now our staff veterinarian with the Chattanooga Zoo. Along with his regular work in our clinics, Dr. Ashley also assists in training zoo and exotics residents from UTK and is a guest lecturer for the veterinary technology program at Chattanooga State College for parasitology and zoo medicine. He enjoys spending time with his son and breeding exotic fish.

Tyler B. Pilkington, DVM

Veterinarian, Medical Director
Dr. Pilkington's Bio
Dr. Tyler Pilkington is the co-owner of the Animal Clinic of Chattanooga. He is a second-generation veterinarian, following in his dad’s footsteps and graduating from the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Pilkington is passionate about preventative care and building relationships with clients to improve the quality of life of their pets. 2016 was a big year for Dr. Pilkington in more ways than one: he tied the knot with long-time sweetheart, Ashley, in December. The happy couple has two dogs of their own, Sue (a boy) and Khaleesi (a girl), and enjoy spending every free minute in the woods or on the water.

Mary Morgan, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Morgan's Bio
Dr. Mary Morgan graduated from Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Morgan was a veterinary technician at Animal Clinic Inc. of Chattanooga when she just 18 years old and worked in every aspect of our clinics before going to veterinary school herself. Today she lives in Chattanooga with her husband, daughter, and a herd of four-legged children. Dr. Morgan cannot remember a time when animals were not a treasured part of her life. Throughout the years she has given a home to many dogs, cats, and even fish. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is watching her patients grow up healthy.

Dayna Love, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Love's Bio
Dr. Dayna Love graduated from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is from Canfield, OH, and has recently made Chattanooga her new home. Dr. Love’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is surgery but enjoys most aspects of general practice. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, playing intramural soccer, hiking with her dog, a boxer mix named Simba. Dr. Love also enjoys trying out new restaurants and breweries in town, traveling, and exploring new cities.

Jessica Gauldin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Gauldin's Bio
Dr. Jessica Gauldin is originally from Virginia and graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Biomedical Science and Doctor’s of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her professional interests include preventative medicine and surgery. Dr. Gauldin has one dog named Ace and two cats named Ninja and Nightfury. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and writing.

Shayla Saulsbury, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Saulsbury's Bio

Dr. Shayla Saulsbury is originally from Central California and made her way to Tennessee for her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Professions at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). She did go on to veterinary school at LMU as well. After undergrad, she married her husband, Lyndy.

At home, Dr. Saulsbury and Lyndy share their home with an old lab mix, a coonhound, a handful of exotics (bunny, dwarf rats, budgies, a rosy boa), and lots of house plants.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, swing dancing, reading, horseback riding, traveling, and anything arts and crafts related.

Adam Huey, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Huey's Bio

Dr. Adam Huey graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is originally from Cincinnati, OH but has lived all across the country while serving as a medic in the United States Army. His veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work, Dr. Huey spends his free time hanging out with his dog Tucker and rock climbing in all local areas.

Gabrielle Falk, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Falk's Bio
Dr. Falk is a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Over the years she has had the good fortune to be involved in several aspects of veterinary medicine, starting in mixed animal practice, zoo and wildlife medicine, and spending the largest portion of her career in small animal and exotic practices. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice but has a special interest in preventative health and chronic disease management. When not at work, you will find her on the trails either running, exploring, or riding bikes. Dr. Falk shares her home with a spoiled cat Poppie and an assortment of reptiles.

Courtney Griffin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Griffin's Bio

Dr. Courtney Griffin graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Originally hailing from Canton, Georgia, she has happily adopted Chattanooga as her new home. Her professional interests are diverse, but at the top of the list are dermatology, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Her own four-legged friends include Emmett, a West Highland White Terrier, and Willow, a happily retired Thoroughbred mare. In her free time, you may find her at the gym, on the soccer field, or exploring Chattanooga’s many hiking trails and outdoor activities.

Thomas Brady, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Brady's Bio

Dr. Thomas Brady, originally from South Carolina, completed his undergraduate studies at Clemson University. He earned his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Dr. Brady has practiced small animal veterinary medicine in Georgia, Memphis, TN, and currently in Chattanooga. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine.

Outside of being a veterinarian, Dr. Brady enjoys spending time outdoors with his dog named Maci, going on trail walks. He also has a passion for kayaking, trying new foods and restaurants, tending to his indoor house plants, and reading.

Jennifer Zarecor, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Z's Bio
Dr. Jennifer Zarecor (Dr. Z) is originally from South Carolina and graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After entering private practice, she developed a passion for preventive care and, especially, dentistry. Other than taking care of pets and staying up to date on the latest trends in veterinary medicine, Dr. Z likes to spend her time taking care of her two beautiful boys and a menagerie of pets as well as exercising and going to the local climbing gym.
Dr. Kylie Fisher

Dr. Kylie Fisher, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Fisher's Bio

Dr. Kylie Fisher, a native of the hills of North Central West Virginia, recently relocated to Chattanooga, TN. She completed her veterinary education at Mississippi State University CVM in May 2023. Dr. Fisher’s professional interests encompass oncology, small animal preventative care, and exotic animal medicine. Outside of work, she indulges in hobbies such as baking, painting, bird-watching, and embarking on adventures along unexplored hiking trails with her partner, Morgan, and their three dogs, Valerie, Edna, and Agnes.

Dr. Kylie Fisher

Dr. Miranda Mader, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Mader's Bio

Dr. Miranda Mader is from Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Auburn University. Her interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery and dermatology but overall enjoys all parts of this field. Dr. Mader has a Golden Retriever named Bruno, who she takes with her wherever she can. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, reading, and trying new restaurants in town.

Proudly serving the pets of Chattanooga, TN!

Animal Clinic East

1414 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: (423) 894-8495 | Fax: (423) 894-0175

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Animal Clinic Downtown

2223 E. 23rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37407
Phone: (423) 698-2401 | Fax: (423) 698-3056

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed