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Anthony L. Ashley, DVM, DABVP

Veterinarian, Co-Owner
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. 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, Co-Owner
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.

Jeremy McKeever, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. McKeever's Bio
Dr. Jeremy McKeever is a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN. Dr. McKeever worked at Animal Clinic Inc. of Chattanooga for several years before going to veterinary school and being rehired as a veterinarian! He grew up in Ringgold, GA, and enjoys being with his fiancée, who works as a licensed veterinary medical technician (LVMT) on the Anesthesia and Analgesia service at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His parents live here in the Chattanooga area, and the medical profession runs in his family! His mom has been a home health care nurse for 30 plus years providing home care to underserved communities. His father works in communications at Erlanger, helping to make sure that emergency medical response in our region is exceptional. Dr. McKeever’s interest in veterinary medicine is ophthalmology. He is also passionate about oncology, pathology, and avian medicine (the medicine and surgery of birds). Dr. McKeever has five dogs (Loretta, Brady, Dib, Gir, and Asuka), a budgerigar parrot (Po), and ten tortoises. In his free time, he plays the saxophone, but mostly privately at home. He also plays both classical tenor and soprano saxophone regularly. Dr. McKeever loves dinosaurs and spends a decent amount of time reading and learning about dinosaurs!

Courtney Lewis, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lewis' Bio
Dr. Courtney Lewis graduated from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She also received her Bachelors at UC Davis in Animal Science. After graduation, she practiced in the Sierra foothills in California for 5 years and moved to beautiful Chattanooga in 2021. Dr. Lewis’s favorite parts of veterinary medicine include client relationships, dentistry, surgery, and all the pit bulls. In her free time, Dr. Lewis enjoys hiking, fishing, scuba diving, and spending time with her husband and pups: Phoebe, Doc, Mango, and Ziggy.

Molly Leonard, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Leonards' Bio
Bio coming soon!

Proudly serving the pets of Chattanooga, TN!

Animal Clinic Inc. of Chattanooga is a full service veterinary medical facility with two convenient full-service clinic locations in 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 - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm limited services of prescription & food pick-up and boarding intake & discharge.

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

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