Dr. Jeter, DVM
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Jeter graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi in 1992 with a degree in Classical Studies. After graduation his wife gave him a Basset hound puppy, and after several visits to the local veterinarian he decided to pursue a new career path. This led him to the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with his DVM in 1999.
He is married to Julie Jeter, a physician at UT in the Family Practice Department. They have two children, Emma and Wesley.
Dr. Pamela Hawkins
Dr. Hawkins graduated from the University of TN at Chattanooga in 1993 with a degree in biology. It only took a short time working for a veterinarian after graduation to realize that being a vet was what she wanted to do. She graduated with her DVM degree from the University of TN in 2000.
Dr. Hawkins has been with us since 2012. She has four dogs-Champ, Roxie, Shiloh, and Little Bit and a cat named Jerry. She has two kids, Allyn and Garrett.
Dr. Kristi Sharpe
Dr. Kristi Sharpe is from Robbins, TN which is about an hour northwest of Knoxville. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary medicine, and has been with Rocky Hill Animal Hospital in some capacity since graduation.
Dr. Kristi resides on a farm in Robbins with her husband, Justin, and son, Matthan. She is currently expecting a little girl, Thea, in June. Living along with the family are two dogs, four cats, 12 Nigerian Dwarf goats, 15 chickens and one guinea.
In her spare time, Dr. Kristi makes homemade skin care products, enjoys working on the farm and spending time with her family.
Beth joined the practice in January 2018 and is new to the veterinarian industry. Her work experience has varied from a family practice office manager, a banking officer, to owning her own business. Beth graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University in VA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University in MD.
Beth is active in her church and enjoys yoga, paddle boarding and traveling to visit her children.
Beth and her husband, Tim, have three grown children: Catherine, Caroline, and Blake
Heather is originally from Nashville, TN and graduated from Austin Peay State University with a B.I.S. degree in 2003. She has been in the veterinary field since 2001 where she started as a kennel technician and veterinary assistant. She moved to the Knoxville area in 2009 after marrying her husband Chad.
Heather’s family includes four awesome cats named Darth Nibblet, Beatrice, Ceora, and Sir Percival. In January 2014 Heather and Chad welcomed their first child Brennan and their daughter Allison in 2016.
Heather has a variety of outside work activities including: Hiking, cooking, fencing, reading, attending concerts, canoeing, and biking.
Haley’s career in grooming started when she was only ten years old and she began showing Papillions with her mom. She traveled around the country showing, handling and breeding dogs of various breeds. At the age of eighteen her full-time career as a Pet Stylist began. Haley completed the PetSmart Grooming Academy in 2006 and truly found her calling. Haley wants you to know, “Any pet that comes to me to be groomed will be treated with as much love and affection as if they were one of my own pets.”
Haley’s love for animals, however, goes far beyond just dogs. Currently she has three dogs named Duke, Kaycee and Kara, as well as two horses. She understands the importance of loving and caring for each pet at home, boarding or the grooming salon.
Growing up with dogs, cats, horses, pigs and chickens, Amanda has always loved animals. She started her career with animals in 2011 where she was a surgery tech at a very successful and fast paced animal hospital. In 2014, she traded in her stethoscope for a pair of shears and hasn’t put them down since.
From Doodles to Chihuahuas, Amanda has a great eye to make her clients look and feel their best. She finds that her greatest satisfaction is seeing the pet owner’s elated response after a beloved family member as been transformed with their “new doo”. If Amanda isn’t in the salon, you can find her working on her art with her beloved Labradoodle, Robin, at her side.
Jennifer adds some international flare to the clinic! Hailing from the Caribbean island of Barbados where she grew up, and Antigua where her parents still remain. At 16 she moved to Florida, graduating from Broward Community college with an A.A. Degree in Business Administration and then moved to Knoxville to be closer to her sister. Now she has a wonderful family with roots in the south, a sweet husband, Dan, and a horse crazy teenager, Leilu. Although she loves to visit the white sandy islands of her childhood, the Smoky Mountains offers a different sort of paradise.
Jennifer has a deep love and respect for all animals, and considers herself lucky to have an opportunity to work with them daily. Currently she has three dogs, Rogue, Ringo, and Rue. She also takes our clinic mascot, Rocky, home with her every night! Hopefully you will meet some of them hanging out behind the front desk (they make great greeters!!) So if you see a little car with a Husky, a Malanois, a Pit Mix, or a very large, white Great Dane in the back, give her a wave.
Kennel Manager/Veterinary Assistant
Meagan graduated from Bearden High School. She then attended Pellissippi State Community College for two years before joining us full-time in November 2015. She loves all animals-but especially cats! She has six cats of her own. We call her the “crazy cat lady”.
Jessica “Jessi” Fryar was born in Peoria, IL but has been all over the U.S. From the south west all the way to the swamps of Louisiana and then finally to our beautiful state of Tennessee. She has always had an overwhelming love of all animals and knew since she was a little girl that she wanted to work with all sorts of animals. She got her certification as a veterinary assistant from Animal Behavior College in 2015.
Jessica joined our family at Rocky Hill in December of 2016. While she adores her co-workers and doctors as an extension of her family, she can’t help but have a big furry family at home. She has been supported throughout her learning by her husband, Cody and her children Serena and Brett. She can’t seem to get enough of animals either because she has three dogs, Scooby, Miya, and Robyn at home always there to greet her after her day is done. If you have the pleasure of having her assist you in our office, please feel free to spark up a conversation; she loves to talk to anyone about anything.
Jessica’s career in grooming began as a bather at various salons in the Chicagoland area. From that point on she was “bitten” by the grooming bug and only wanted to learn more! With ten years of experience, she specializes in the small dogs, focusing on making them look their best! She is also active in grooming groups and learning new tips and tricks. She loves to add a little dash of cute with a bow or bowtie at the end of her grooms.
When Jessica is not working on making pups pretty, she is at home with her husband and her two spoiled cats, Cali and Abbott. She moved to TN from AZ for a different, more relaxed lifestyle and the beautiful weather!
Jennifer (JC) Spencer
JC moved to Knoxville in August of 2015 to be with her husband, Jacob. In March of 2017, they welcomed their only child, Theodore. JC has four dogs: her three rescue pit bull mixes, Sam, Oakley, and Lily, and her step-puppy, Thor. You will often see Oakley and Lily helping at the clinic front desk in the afternoons.
JC’s family had big rescue dogs growing up, including a few pit bulls. But, her obsession with pit bull rescue and rehabilitation started when she was a DJ. She was working the last stop of a HOGS for Dogs benefit poker run, heard some of the pups’ backstories, and was outraged by what was happening to pit bulls based solely on the breeds’ reputation. Since then, JC has fostered over fifty dogs and adopted three.