Companion Animal Hospital has been serving our local community of pet owners in our current location since 1991. Our team provides high quality pet care for cats and dogs, including preventive and emergency care.
Health and Happiness

Health and Happiness

As pet lovers ourselves, we know how important it is to maintain their health and happiness over your years together.
We’re Here to Help

We’re Here to Help

We’re here to help, from their earliest days of life on through to their golden years.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Elizabeth Caldwell,
Veterinarian

Dr. Elizabeth Caldwell is a 2008 graduate from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a native of Signal Mountain, TN, outside of Chattanooga. She and her family moved to Knoxville in 2012, where they have a small farm with horses, sheep, cows, and a few cats and dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and competing her Quarter Horse in eventing and dressage.

Dr. Caldwell looks forward to serving as your veterinarian in Fountain City and surrounding areas.
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Karen Rohde

Karen Rohde

Practice Manager

Karen is originally from New York with a 15 year stay in Florida before she landed in Knoxville in 2006. She has been in the management field for over 30 years and has been a Veterinary Practice Manager since 2010. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, traveling and home remodeling. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband of 28 years. She has a Pit Bull named Pebbles and 3 cats.
Karen Rohde

Karen Rohde

Practice Manager

Karen is originally from New York with a 15 year stay in Florida before she landed in Knoxville in 2006. She has been in the management field for over 30 years and has been a Veterinary Practice Manager since 2010. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, traveling and home remodeling. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband of 28 years. She has a Pit Bull named Pebbles and 3 cats.
Freda Hurt

Freda Hurt

Receptionist

Freda has worked at Companion since 2010. She has always loved working with animals and has several of her own. Freda is married with 2 children and lives in Corryton.
Freda Hurt

Freda Hurt

Receptionist

Freda has worked at Companion since 2010. She has always loved working with animals and has several of her own. Freda is married with 2 children and lives in Corryton.
Denise Bradley

Denise Bradley

Receptionist

Denise is experienced in the human medical field and worked as a CNA prior to joining our team. She is married, has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters, and 3 dogs named Dixie, Gidget and Oscar. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. Her hobbies include camping and fishing.
Denise Bradley

Denise Bradley

Receptionist

Denise is experienced in the human medical field and worked as a CNA prior to joining our team. She is married, has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters, and 3 dogs named Dixie, Gidget and Oscar. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. Her hobbies include camping and fishing.
Kelsie Smith

Kelsie Smith

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kelsie graduated from LMU Veterinary Technology School in 2010. She is from Knoxville. Kelsie worked with Dr. Startup for about 2 years and came to us in 2012. She has a busy life with a daughter, husband, and a Golden Retriever named Scout and a kitty named Knox.
Kelsie Smith

Kelsie Smith

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kelsie graduated from LMU Veterinary Technology School in 2010. She is from Knoxville. Kelsie worked with Dr. Startup for about 2 years and came to us in 2012. She has a busy life with a daughter, husband, and a Golden Retriever named Scout and a kitty named Knox.
Kristen Clevenger

Kristen Clevenger

Veterinary Assistant

Kristen is from upstate New York and moved to Knoxville in 1997. She had an interest in veterinary medicine from a young age and worked as a veterinary assistant in Jefferson City prior to coming to work at Companion in 2005. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats and a grand-dog. Kristen enjoys gardening with her fiancé.
Kristen Clevenger

Kristen Clevenger

Veterinary Assistant

Kristen is from upstate New York and moved to Knoxville in 1997. She had an interest in veterinary medicine from a young age and worked as a veterinary assistant in Jefferson City prior to coming to work at Companion in 2005. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats and a grand-dog. Kristen enjoys gardening with her fiancé.
Deanna Satterfield

Deanna Satterfield

Veterinary Assistant

Deanna started working kennels here in 2013 and now has been hired full time to help as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. Deanna has lived in Knoxville her whole life and enjoys being with friends, family, and her doggo, a Bernese Mountain dog mix, Bear. Deanna always knew she would work with animals. Deanna is starting her adventure to become a licensed veterinary technician through Saint Petersburg College.
Deanna Satterfield

Deanna Satterfield

Veterinary Assistant

Deanna started working kennels here in 2013 and now has been hired full time to help as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. Deanna has lived in Knoxville her whole life and enjoys being with friends, family, and her doggo, a Bernese Mountain dog mix, Bear. Deanna always knew she would work with animals. Deanna is starting her adventure to become a licensed veterinary technician through Saint Petersburg College.
Kaylin Rohde

Kaylin Rohde

Veterinary Assistant

Kaylin is one of our newest employees at Companion. She does just about everything at the practice from landscaping to reception but primarily works as a veterinary assistant. She also is doing most of the renovations and working countless hours to bring bright new life to our building. Kaylin has mostly worked with exotics and horses up until now, working the last 4 years as a zookeeper. Kaylin’s hobbies include hiking, kayaking, home improvement and her biggest love of all, horses. She primarily trains jumpers but is starting down the adventurous path of cross country. Kaylin shares her life with her loving fiance, two pitbulls, a kitty and a crested river dragon.
Kaylin Rohde

Kaylin Rohde

Veterinary Assistant

Kaylin is one of our newest employees at Companion. She does just about everything at the practice from landscaping to reception but primarily works as a veterinary assistant. She also is doing most of the renovations and working countless hours to bring bright new life to our building. Kaylin has mostly worked with exotics and horses up until now, working the last 4 years as a zookeeper. Kaylin’s hobbies include hiking, kayaking, home improvement and her biggest love of all, horses. She primarily trains jumpers but is starting down the adventurous path of cross country. Kaylin shares her life with her loving fiance, two pitbulls, a kitty and a crested river dragon.

YOUR PETS DESERVE THE BEST

The team here at Companion Animal Hospital provides pet wellness exams, vaccinations, spay & neuter, microchipping, pet dental care, pet surgery, orthopedics, euthanasia, pet boarding and professional baths in Knoxville, Fountain City, Powell, Corryton, Halls, Karns and the surrounding areas.
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