Our Team

The Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain team

Our compassionate team members strive to make your visit to the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain comfortable during your stay. We invite you to get to know our awesome clinic family!

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Kelly Dunshee - Office Manager

Kelly has worked as the office manager at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since September of 2009. Prior to working at the Animal Hospital, Kelly worked in the finance industry. For 25 years, She served as a financial advisor helping others with investments, insurance, and retirement plans. Kelly was looking for a new direction in her life and decided to focus on her love of animals. This is how she came to AHSM. Kelly has three dogs: Contessa, Porsche, and Maggie. You often find them in the spa getting dyed and pampered! She gets a great satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment from helping others. Kelly set up the St. Francis fund shortly after starting working at AHSM; it provides treatment and other resources to orphaned and needy pets. One of the things Kelly likes the most about the Animal Hospital is its commitment to the community. The door to Kelly's office is always open, and she is committed to continuing the quality of service and the family feeling for all the people and pets that rely on AHSM.

Customer Care Associates

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Audrey Glor-Michel, Head Customer Care Specialist

My name is Khan, and I am Audrey's Terrier mix. Audrey has a variety of positions at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain, including Receptionist and Inventory Manager. She has been working at AHSM since August of 2014. Audrey holds a Bachelors of Science in Anthropology with minors in Geography, Environmental Science, and Biology. Outside of AHSM, she enjoys reading, adventure, sleep, travel, learning new things, research and organization, laughing, and movies. Prior to this position, Audrey had 10 years experience working in various kennels. Audrey loves her job because of the animals and the animal-lovers.

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Lindsay Beaty, Sr. Customer Care Specialist

Our names are Dex( the maltese) and Drake ( the german short-haired pointer). and we are Lindsay’s furry children. Lindsay has been working at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since October of 2015, where she currently works as a receptionist. She was born in Boulder, Colorado and later moved to Kansas and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lindsay attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and focused on nursing. She lives with her husband, a veteran of the Army(Thank you sir!). Lindsay’s favorite part about her job is getting to see all of the dogs and cats coming into Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain!

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Selina Pitts, Customer Care Specialist

My name is Sophie, and I am Selina’s Boston Terrier. My thoughtful owner, Selina, has been working at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since 2010, where she currently works as a receptionist. Her family includes her husband, her three sons, and her two wonderful grandchildren. I also have two furry siblings: Bonnie ( a black and tan hound) and Tandy (a Mountain Cur). In addition in Tennessee, Selina also has lived in Florida, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and Germany. She enjoys fishing, watching birds and squirrels, and sleeping. Selina says that her favorite part of her job is the people that she works with and working with all the animals.

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Ginger Ellis, Sr. Customer Care Specialist

My name is Macey, and I am Ginger’s Toy Poodle. My dedicated owner, Ginger, has been working at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since May 1998, where she currently works as a receptionist. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Additionally, she also has experience working in retail, office work, and as a stay-at-home mother for 15 years. Her family includes her husband, and her two sons. I also have dog siblings: Rylie, an Australian Shepard/Lab Mix and Sidney, a Lab mix. Ginger has always lived in the Signal Mountain and Chattanooga area. She enjoys reading, being outside, and working in her yard. Ginger says that her favorite part of her job is the variety of tasks that she has the opportunity to accomplish. She is also a fan of the short commute; it provides her with the opportunity to let my siblings and me out during her lunch break!

Courtney Clingan, Customer Care Specialist

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Jenny Kelly, Sr. Customer Care Specialist

My name is Fiona, and I am Jenny’s princess. Jenny has been with the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since September of 2015. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and holds a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in History. Jenny’s family includes her husband and my brothers, 2 chocolate labs named Shamus and Guster. She enjoys running, reading, and traveling. My mom loves her job. She thinks the staff and AHSM is awesome and working with animals is the best!

Technician /Tech Assistant

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Katie Snodgrass, Head Tech

Hi! Our names are Bayla Bell, Alpine, and Connor Bear; we are all Siberian Huskies. Our owner, Katie, is one of our Veterinary Technician team members and has been working at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since August of 2013. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama. Go BAMA! Outside of AHSM, she enjoys hiking, camping, and music. She loves Alabama football and the Grateful Dead. Prior to living in Chattanooga, Katie spent time living in New Orleans, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Bozeman, Montana and Atlanta, Georgia. She lives with her husband, lots of foster pups, and us (we are her kids). Katie manages the schedules for our Veterinary Technician and Assistant team and loves the clients, pets, and co-workers here at AHSM.

Veterinary Technician Team

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Nicole Garner, Sr Tech and Inventory

My name is Tweak, and I am Nicole's white and grey special needs cat. Nicole is one of our Veterinary Technician team members, and has been with the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since September of 1995. Nicole’s special interest is inventory control and has 21 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Nicole resides with her husband, and her two boys, as well as furry family members which include Taffy (a fat, orange tabby), Missy (a Maine Coon), Sebastian (a feisty tuxedo), Racer (a terrier mix), Tang (a dressager/hunter Quarter Horse), Luca (a Miniature Sicilian Donkey), Bella ( a Sicilian donkey), Alli (an Albino Leopard Gecko), Rifle and Scatter (both Anole lizards),and lots of fish! Nicole enjoys traveling and camping with her husband and two sons. Her favorite aspect of her job is soothing kitties with attitude!

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Jeri Chauncey, Sr Tech and Pharmacy

My name is Oliver, Jeri's 4 year old Border Collie/Australian Shepard mix. Jeri is one of our Veterinary Technician team members. She has been with the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since July of 2005, and has 21 years of experience in Veterinary Medicine. Jeri resides with her husband, me and my furry siblings: Mia (a Doberman), Cooper (a Doberman), Stewie (an adorable tuxedo kitty), and Skippy( a 3 legged kitty). Additionally, Jeri has 4 chickens: Sally, Ellen, Claire, Ruby, and Ester. Jeri enjoys baking, spending time with her chickens, and traveling. Her favorite aspects of her job are animals, medicine, and the people she works with here at AHSM.

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Teri Sukowski, Sr Tech and Pharmacy

My name is Boo, and I am Teri’s white Boxer. My sweet owner, Teri, is a member of our Veterinary Technician team and is the Referral Coordinator at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain, where she has worked since 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. Teri's favorite part of her job is the satisfaction she gets from educating AHSM clients on the care and wellness of their pets. Beyond the Animal Hospital, our house is home to two additional pets: Molly ( a toy poodle) and Keety( an elderly Himalayan kitty). She has lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and is the mother to her handsome son and her lovely daughter. Teri's interests include Mickey Mouse, Nascar, and the Parrothead Club.

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Rachael Starr, Technician

Rachael has worked at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since September of 2014, and is a Veterinary Technician team member. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science and wants to become a veterinarian. Her interests include riding horses, playing video games, swimming, traveling, hiking, watching hockey (GO PREDATORS!), and attending concerts. Rachael has lived in Florida, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee. She has a Quarter/Arabian Horse named Athena and a dog named Tiki. Rachael's favorite part of her job is the compassion and care she feels being able to help out in any way possible.

Jessica Cowan, Technician and Rehab

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Abigail Moeller, LVT

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Sarah Nale, LVT and Rehab Tech

Sarah joined the veterinary technician team in May of 2016. Sarah is from Dunlap where she has lived her entire life. She recently graduated from Chattanooga State Community College with an associate degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She will soon reach her ultimate goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician after taking her national board exams. Go Sarah!! She has 1 dog Lilly and an adorable orange and white tabby named Thorburt. Sarah came to AHSM after doing her clinical rotation here with her professor, Dr. Jones, and falling in love with the staff and professional environment at the clinic. She hopes to continue learning every day on the job and commits herself to helping animals and owners lives better one day at a time. Welcome to the team Sarah!

Tanya Wood, Technician

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Tammy Barker, Technician

Tammie started working at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain in August of 2009, and is a Veterinary Technician team member. Tammie attended the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She likes working with people and their pets and watching their animals flourish. Tammie resides with her husband, and her son. She also has furry kids Norman( a Shepard mix) and Sophia (a Golden Retriever mix). Tammie was born in Germany (an Army child) and has lived in Georgia and Tennessee and.Tammie's hobbies include singing (she loves participating in musicals at the Playhouse), shopping, and baking.

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David Wenegar, TA

My name is Gravy, and I am David’s cat. My caring owner, David, has been working at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain as a Veterinary Assistant since November of 2015. He graduated from Georgia State University with Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. He has worked in animal control and an animal shelters rescue for two years before joining our team, supervising volunteers and assisting in adoptions. David has lived all over the United States. He has lived in Ohio, California, Massachusetts, Georgia, and now resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee. David enjoys spending time with his wife, movies, books, music, golf, baseball, football, and delicious food and drinks. We live with my fellow cat, Tater, and two golden retrievers, Augusta and Ramsey. David’s favorite part of working at the Animal Hospital is working hands on with the animals to keep them healthy.

Emma Brooks, TA

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Jessica Johnson, TA and Rehab

Our names are Anya and Aurora, and we are Queen Divas. Our owner, Jessica, has been with the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since November of 2017. She attended the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and completed a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. Our family also includes our human daddy Gabriel and four kitty cats: Jack, Jill, Bellatrix, and Regulus. Our human mommy really enjoys spending time with our herd, reading, and dancing. She also really loves her job and is in the process of becoming a veterinary technician at Chattanooga State Community College.

Madison Smith, TA

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Grooming / Pet Spa

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Carolyn Miller, Sr Groomer and Reception

Carolyn has been a groomer at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since January of 1995. The aspect of her job that she loves the most is both the animal and the people clients. Carolyn resides with her husband of 47 years. She loves her children and multiple grandbabies.

Laurie Roy, Groomer

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Lainey Williams, Groomer

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Katie Sperry, Bather and TA

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Ashley Shipman Bather and Reception

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Kennel/ Pet Hotel

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Kim Pirkle, Head Attendant, Angie Hudson, Sr Attendant Karen Smith, Sr Attendant

These ladies have gone to school together here on Signal Mountain, and have now worked for the Animal hospital of Signal Mountain for 15 plus years.
They are the best at taking care of your pets and running a clean, safe and loving stay care facility.

Kim Pirkle, Head Attendant

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Karen Smith, Sr Attendant

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Angie Hudson, Sr Attendant

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Daniel Whitley, Attendant

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Brooke Lonic , Attendant

My name is Polly, and I am Brooke’s German Shepard and Basenji mix. My loving owner, Brooke, has been volunteering at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since 2012, but started to work as a Veterinary Assistant in July of 2015. She was born in Florida moved to Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Brooke is excited to be attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville next fall after graduating from Signal Mountain High School. In her spare time, she loves to hike trails while listening to John Denver, listening to her record player, and playing the piano and guitar. We live at home with my fellow dog, Cleo. Brooke’s favorite part of the job is the bond that she has made with her co-workers!

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