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 s…

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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. D…

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 …

Sherry Maltbie

Supervisoropath Sherry Maltbie is CHAI’s Hospital Administrator. She is a founding member of CHAI and has been an integral part of it’s success. Sherry attended Chattanooga State Technical College in both the business management and paralegal programs and is a member of the Veterinary Ho…

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Jo Moyes LVMT, VMRT

LVMT, VMRT, Master Herbalist, Veterinary Conference Orator, Published Author (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 tech…

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 …

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 mad…

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 g…

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 an…

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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 CHA…

Bonnie Kinard

Zoological Virtuoso Bonnie moved to Chattanooga from west Tennessee in 2017. Her compassion for animals started at a very young age which led her to pursue a career in the veterinary field in 2014. She has since acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Veterinary Technolo…

Alexis Newland

Lead Technician Apprentice Alexis is from Indianapolis and moved to Chattanooga in 2009. She has imagined herself working in the veterinary field since she was a little girl helping her mother with pet sitting assignments. Alexis works in the medical department and is learning practical application …

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Amelia Peabody

Director of Shenanigans and Rehab Department Mascot Amelia Peabody is CHAI’s Director of Shenanigans and Rehab Department Mascot. She came to CHAI in April of 2017 in severely bad physical condition bordering on death. She was emaciated, dehydrated, had broken ribs, both femoral heads were broken …

Ashley Wells LVMT

Enchantress of Ethereal Creatures Ashley has lived in Chattanooga all of her life and began her career of working with animals by working with children in equine therapy from 2011 until 2015. She graduated from Chattanooga State in 2019 as a Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician and is currently at…

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