Meet Our Veterinarian Team

Meet the Veterinarians and team of Animal Clinic Downtown. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Get To Know Our Veterinarian Team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
Dr. Pilkington

Med. Director – Dr. Pilkington


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.

Dr. Fisher
Associate Veterinarian – Dr. Fisher

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. Saulsbury
Associate Veterinarian – Dr. Saulsbury

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.