Our Team

Colleen Smith – DVM, CVA, CVCP

Dr. Colleen 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. Working in small animal practices has given her an opportunity to learn and apply the principals of conventional Western medicine, recognizing the necessity of its integration with alternative treatments. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and… 

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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 to create a wellness plan for their animal companions. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine… 

Courtney Holscher – DVM

Dr. Courtney Holscher is originally from Charleston South Carolina. She attended Auburn University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Animal Science in December 2014. She went on to attend The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM as Valedictorian in May of 2019. After graduation, she immediately went on to CHI institute to become certified in veterinary acupuncture and has obtained Fear Free Certification as well. Dr. Holscher is owned by Leila, an Australian Shepherd, Ella, a… 

Sherry Maltbie

Supervisoropath Sherry Maltbie is a founding member of CHAI and has spent most her working life in the management field. Sherry attended Chattanooga State Technical College in both the business management and paralegal programs. Because of her love of animals, she was a veterinary assistant for 10 years before pursuing a career in Veterinary Hospital Administration and is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. She is also certified in veterinary stem cell, reiki master, and constantly strives to advance the use of integrative… 

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Jo Moyes

LVMT, VMRT, Master Herbalist, Veterinary Conference Orator (Typical Type A Personality) Jo graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at Chattanooga State and holds a AAS in Veterinary Technology and is a certified Stem Cell Technician. She has completed The Chi Institute technician program and is certified and accredited as a Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapist through Healing Oasis Wellness Center. Jo became certified as a Master Herbalist through The Natural Healing College in 2019 after many years of working closely with Dr. Smith with alternative… 

Sara Gossett

Pharmaceutical Import and Export Facilitator Sara is our inventory specialist ensuring that the multitude of special order herbals and other medications are available to our patients. She began her career at CHAI in 2013 after attending Chattanooga State College. She is certified in veterinary stem cell and is a Reiki practitioner. She strives hard to assist CHAI clients through detailed communications using her knowledge of alternative veterinary medicine, gained through her many years working closely with Dr. Smith.Sara and her husband, Cody have 3 children,… 

Meg Watson

Fairy Dogmother Meg is a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in French and a concentration in French Literature. Shortly after graduation, Meg relocated to Chattanooga where she decided to turn her passion for animals into a career. She started off working a local doggie daycare and made her way to a local veterinarian’s office. Meg is now the Lead Client Liaison at CHAI and considers herself to be the “Fairy Dogmother” of the office, giving out treats and pets wherever she goes.… 

Courtney Reed

Keeper of Calmness Courtney has worked with animals professionally since 2010. During that time, she has explored many different aspects of the animal care field from grooming and kennel work to daycare and training. You may have seen Courtney around CHAI in our early days as she worked to help us get up and running smoothly before taking some time to travel abroad. She is back with us again and while her official title is now Client Liaison, you may also see her assisting in… 

Liz Cooper

Head Techno Viking of the Renaissance Liz moved to the Chattanooga area from Asheville, NC. in 2012 and began her career in veterinary medicine. She now leads the CHAI medical department and strives for excellence in all she does. Liz attended Western Carolina University with a major in Fine Arts and a concentration in painting. Her favorite activities include drinking coffee, going to concerts, making people laugh, learning about holistic medicine, reading, and watching Star Wars with her cute kids. Liz’s immediate family includes 4… 

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Olivia Munch

Pet Professor Apprentice Olivia went to MTSU and graduated with a bachelors degree in Animal Science. She has worked in the veterinary field for 5 years and is interested in exploring alternative veterinary medicine and has a special interest in acupuncture. She moved to Chattanooga to work with CHAI to further expand her veterinary medical knowledge. She and her fiancé, Matt, are owned by 1 Staffordshire Terrier named Adelaide, a very vocal, Siamese cat named Bean, a rescue kitty named Sherman, and a ferret named… 

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