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

Kennel Tech

Sophia Taglia is currently enrolled at the University of Tennessee. She is proud of how she handles stressful situations and the connections she forms. She loves baking, hanging out with her roommates and their cats, and 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 helping patients feel comfortable and less fearful. She especially enjoys anesthesia parasitology anaglesia 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 explains terms the patient’s owner can understand and multiple treatment options when possible. She loves to watch football, do puzzles, read, and go hiking 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, 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. She loves interacting with her favorite patients and making clients feel welcome. She loves reading, cooking, watching scary movies, and playing video games. She also hangs out with her lizards, turtles, and toads 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 provides quality patient care. She continues building relationships and trust with clients so they feel comfortable with their animals being left in her care. In her free time, she loves to spend quality time with her boyfriend and her animals. Also, she enjoys horseback riding and agility with her dog.

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Sarah Riedel

Kennel Technician

Sarah has been a technician for two years now. She takes pride in being first line of defense for her clients and their pets. She also has dedicated her life helping animals and making sure they are happy and healthy. 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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Helen Ottinger

Kennel Technician

Helen is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has two years of experience in veterinary medicine. She takes pride in prioritizing the comfort of her patients to ensure she can provide them with the best possible care.

In her free time, Helen enjoys hiking with her dog.

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Kelsey Obrien

Kennel Technician

Kelsey attended Pellissippi State Community College and has just entered the veterinary field. She takes pride in welcoming new animals and ensuring their happiness and comfort. Every day brings her the excitement of new experiences. 

In her free time, she enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends, and shopping.

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Allison Lee

CSR

Allison is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned a degree in Animal Science. With 4 months of experience in the veterinary field, she finds joy in contributing to the well-being of pets. Allison takes pride in being part of the process that helps animals feel their absolute best. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, swimming, reading and cuddling with her dog, Eden and her cat, Mipha.

 

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Brooke Avila
LVMT

Brooke is one of our ​​Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician. She has been in the practice for about 5 years and attended Austin Community College. Brooke prides herself in treating her patients like they are her own babies. She always keeps their feelings in mind and puts them first. In her free time, Brooke likes outdoor activities, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family.