Meet Our Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Lovell Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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Sophia Taglia

Kannel Tech

Sophia Taglia is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. She is proud of herself for how she handles stressful situations as well as the connections she forms. She loves baking, hanging out with her roommates and their cats, or she is studying for school in her free time.

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Ashlan Yost

Practice Manager

Ashlan Yost has been practicing for 16 years and graduated from Lincoln Memorial University. She enjoys continued learning and continuous improvement in patient care. And she enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and less fearful. She especially enjoys anesthesia parasitology analgesia study. She loves spending time with her daughter, Travelling, decorating, hiking, and cooking in her free time.

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Beth Cooper

DVM

Beth Cooper has been practicing for 25 years and graduated from Texas A & M University. She is treating patients as if they are her own. She treats clients the way she would like to be treated, explaining things in terms the patient’s owner can understand and giving options when possible. She loves to play football, do puzzles, read, and hilling in her free time.

 

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Cecily Board

Dog Groomer

Cecily Board has been practicing for 10 years and graduated from Farragut High School. She enjoys keeping dogs clean and healthy for their owners to admire. She loves hiking, thrifting, fly fishing, drawing/painting, sleeping, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.

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Sherri Mellskog

DVM

Sherri Mellskog has been practicing for over 30 years now. She prides herself on her compassion and providing fear-free techniques and staying up-to-date on the latest advances. In her free time she enjoys horse-back riding and spending time with her family and pet Gus.

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Jackie Jensen

Receptionist

Jackie Jensen has been working for 4.5 years. Loves interacting with her favorite patients and making clients feel welcome. She loves reading, cooking, hanging out with lizards, turtles, and toads, and watching scary movies and video games in nature in her free time.

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Lauren White

Vet Technician

Lauren White has been practicing for 9 years and graduated from Murray State University. She is giving quality patient care, and compassion. She is building relationships and trust with clients so they feel comfortable with their animals being left in my care. She loves to spend quality time with her boyfriend and her animals, horseback riding, and agility with her dog in her free time.

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Rachel Cochran

Kennel Tech

Rachel Cochran has been practicing for 1 year and graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is giving personalized attention and loving care to our boarders. She loves to play and cuddle with her dog in her free time.

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Sarah Riedel

Kennel Technician

Sarah has been a technician for two years now. She takes pride in being first line for defense for their clients and their pets. She also has dedicated her life helping animals and making sure they are happy and healthy. And the wagging tails and slobbery kisses are a plus. In her free time she enjoys baking, jewelry making, spending time with pets  or just listening to music.

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Erica McBride

Bather

Erica McBride is a graduate of West High School. She is making sure that their clients have the best and safest level of grooming care available. She loves cooking, sewing, hanging out with her partner, and being in nature in her free time.

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Victoria Karnes

Vet Assistant/ CSR

Victoria enjoys being able to work in multiple areas of the hospital. In her free time she enjoys reading books and going hiking.

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Laura Vavra

Kennel Technician

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