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HAPPY, HEALTHY, HOLISTIC PETS

From basic and traditional care to cutting edge regenerative therapies and chronic disease management.

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COMPETENT AND CARING

Treating the members of your family as we would our own.

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ABOUT THE CHATTANOOGA HOLISTIC ANIMAL INSTITUTE


At Chattanooga Holistic Animal Institute, or CHAI, our holistic philosophy is practiced as integrative veterinary medicine with an emphasis on therapies having a strong tradition of documented effects, careful research, and ongoing study. Integrative medicine encompasses a wide variety of alternative and complementary therapies designed to promote healing and wellness.

MEET OUR VETS


Colleen Smith

DVM, CVA, CVCP

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Ross University and has been practicing integrative medicine since 2005. She has predominantly worked with small animals, but in 2008 started her own Equine practice that offered primarily acupuncture and chiropractic treatments for local horse owners. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and has a special interest in dietary therapy using principals of traditional Chinese veterinary food therapy. 

Katie Smithson

DVM, CVA, CVCP

Dr. Katie Smithson grew up in Chattanooga, and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She spent the following 11 years working in a holistic small animal veterinary hospital in Charlotte, NC. She and her family moved back to the Chattanooga area in 2014. Dr. Smithson is a certified small animal/equine acupuncturist, and especially loves soft tissue surgery, geriatric medicine, and working with pet owners.



Nicole Jenkins

Technician Assistant Nicole is coming soon…  (Secret Aspiration)

Caroline Haas LVMT

A life-long animal lover, Caroline has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for 3 years and lived i…

Madeline Silva

Veterinary Assistant Madeline moved from the San Francisco/Bay Area in 2016 and now lives in Signal …

Crystal Alba

Veterinary Assistant Crystal is coming soon… (Secret Aspiration)

Shelby Bevins LVMT

Shelby moved to Chattanooga with her fiancé Devon in 2019 after graduating from The Vet Tech Institu…

Shelby Ross

Veterinary Assistant Shelby is coming soon…  (Secret Aspiration)

Ashley Wells LVMT

Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician Ashley has lived in Chattanooga all of her life and began her…

Olivia Munch

Veterinary Assistant Olivia went to MTSU and graduated with a bachelors degree in Animal Science. Sh…

Bonnie Kinard

Veterinary Assistant Bonnie moved to Chattanooga from west Tennessee in 2017. Her compassion for ani…

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