Our Veterinarians

The skilled team of veterinarians proudly works to provide top-rate care to the four-legged family members in the Signal Mountain and Chattanooga community. It is our privilege to work with both you and your pets, and we ensure nothing less than a high-quality experience at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain.


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.


Katie Koss, DVM- Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Koss has been an Associate Veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain since March of 2014. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and has practiced veterinary medicine at several small animal clinics. Prior to living on Signal Mountain, Dr. Koss resided in East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and Southern New Hampshire. Dr. Koss is currently pursuing certification in veterinary acupuncture to offer alternative/adjunctive treatment options for our AHSM patients. Dr. Koss enjoys outdoor activities such as rock climbing and skiing, as well as spending time with her significant other and their mischievous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Reggie.


Blair Cornman, DVM- Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Cornman joined the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain in October of 2015. Dr. Cornman grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a 2008 doctoral graduate of the University of PennsylvaniaCollege of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed an internship in Equine medicine. Upon graduation, she spent her first four years practicing as an equine veterinarian in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2012, Dr. Cornman transitioned to small animal medicine. Previous to joining AHSM, Blair served as Chief of Staff at another local veterinary hospital. Residing in Chattanooga with her significant other, Dr. Cornman enjoys swimming, biking, running, and yoga. She has also been known to spend an afternoon screaming at the TV if there is a horse race or University of Kentucky basketball game on! (GO WILDCATS!) Dr. Cornman is excited and proud to be a member of the AHSM team and is looking forward to getting to know the Signal Mountain community.


Lisa Szczukowski, DVM-Retired Founding DVM and Relief DVM

Dr. Lisa Szczukowski is an Associate Veterinarian/ Relief Vet at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain and was an original founding veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain joining the practice in 1990.She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and attended Veterinary School at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Lisa has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since 1983. Although she has lived in a variety of places during her younger years, Dr. Lisa has been an active member of the Signal Mountain community for 32 years. Dr. Lisa resides with her husband and is the mother of three wonderful grown children. Her four-legged family members include one dog and three cats; she also has many chickens. In her spare time, Dr. Lisa enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, gardening, scuba diving, and spending time with family. Dr. Lisa loves her job because of the awesome people and pets. She finds that she still continues to see and learn new things. Dr. Lisa enjoys the way each day brings something interesting and different. We are privileged to have Dr. Lisa continue on with AHSM as a relief vet from time to time.