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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 h…

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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 Ch…

Sherry Maltbie

Practice Manager Sherry Maltbie is CHAI’s Practice Manager. 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 …

Meg Watson

Head Client Liaison 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…

Courtney Reed

Client Liaison 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 sh…

Sara Gossett

CHAI Life Pet Market Manager Sara is our pharmaceutical 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 certi…

Liz Cooper

CHAI Life Pet Market Manager 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…

Bonnie Kinard

Veterinary Assistant 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 mi…

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Olivia Munch

Veterinary Assistant 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 Chattan…

Ashley Wells LVMT

Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician 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 …

Shelby Ross

Veterinary Assistant Shelby is coming soon…  (Secret Aspiration)

Shelby Bevins LVMT

Shelby moved to Chattanooga with her fiancé Devon in 2019 after graduating from The Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh PA. She has a passion for emergency medicine as well as alternative medicine and currently pursues her passion for animal care by working in both, an area eme…

Crystal Alba

Veterinary Assistant Crystal is coming soon… (Secret Aspiration)

Madeline Silva

Veterinary Assistant Madeline moved from the San Francisco/Bay Area in 2016 and now lives in Signal Mountain with her gaggle of furry friends. Her trusty canine sidekicks Mowgli and Poppy keep the house and three cats Jade, Ember, and Franklin in order while Maddie spends he…

Caroline Haas LVMT

A life-long animal lover, Caroline has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for 3 years and lived in Chattanooga for 4. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado, Boulder in Psychology and Art/Art history. Growing up an Army brat she has lived all over the Uni…

Nicole Jenkins

Technician Assistant Nicole is coming soon…  (Secret Aspiration)

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