Meet the team

Your Veterinarian in Kingsport, TN

We take pride in serving our community with personalized pet care. Get to know the people who are going to be taking care of your furry friends!

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Meet Our Veterinary Team

David Johnson

Dr. David Johnson, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Johnson is a 1976 graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his undergraduate from the University of Tennessee and is a UT football fan holding season tickets. His love and passion for animals are evident in his work ethic. He enjoys internal medicine and performing surgeries.

He and his wife Julie have 4 children and 3 grandchildren and reside in Kingsport with their two dogs, Oliver and Lillian. He also enjoys spending his spare time at the family farm.

Kristen Kiser

Dr. Kristen Kiser, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kiser graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She has been practicing in small animal general practice ever since. She joined Kingsport Veterinary Hospital as an associate veterinarian in July 2020. She has special interests in veterinary dentistry, internal medicine, pain management and anesthesia, and soft tissue surgery. She shares her home with her husband, two children, two dogs, and two cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, watching old movies, and baking. As a Christian, she seeks to serve and glorify God in all that she does.

Tiffany Casteel Nash

Dr. Tiffany Casteel Nash, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Tiffany Casteel Nash grew up in Castlewood, VA, on her grandfather’s beef cattle farm, where she developed her passion at an early age in veterinary medicine. Dr. Nash worked for 12 years as a veterinary assistant, during 4 of those years, she was employed by Kingsport Veterinary Hospital. After high school, she was awarded a four-year scholarship at Virginia Tech, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science and Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2016. She then attended Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2021.

Upon graduation, Dr. Nash began her career at Kingsport Veterinary Hospital as a veterinarian and by practicing mobile large animal medicine in Southwest Virginia. Dr. Nash has special interests in dairy and small ruminant medicine and surgery, as well as small animal internal medicine, emergency, surgery, and ultrasonography! Dr. Nash is Compassionate End of Life Care, and Fear Free certified and practices these sectors every day! Dr. Nash owes all her accomplishments and milestones to God and his glory! Dr. Nash and her husband Harley reside in Nickelsville, Virginia, on their family’s dairy creamery! Together they have two sons, Kaden and Ellis, a dog, Bocephus, and a cat, Aila.

Our Veterinary Care Team

Erica
Erica R.

Reception

Erica has been a receptionist for 11 years and enjoys working alongside animals! For as long as she can remember she has always had multiple species of pets from cats/dogs to Koi Ponds. Erica currently has one cat, a hedgehog, and three rabbits. She could not imagine living without the companionship of pets! Erica is an alumnus of Northeast State Community College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, working in the yard, and antiquing.

Betty
Betty M.

Reception

Betty has been a receptionist for 8 years and takes pride in caring for each client as if they are family. Betty is always advocating for the health of pets as if they were her very own. Betty attended Northeast State Technical & Community College.

In her free time, Betty enjoys spending time with her animals: two cats and a horse! Some of her hobbies include reading, walking, bird watching, and spending time with her family and friends.

Susan
Susan H.

Reception/Veterinarian Assistant

Susan has been working in the veterinary field for 24 years. Susan takes pride in giving the best care to each pet as if they were her own. When she is not caring for patients, Susan enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, going for bike rides, and spending time with her family and friends.

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LaDana B.

Boarding/Veterinarian Assistant

LaDana Attended E.T.S.U. and began her career in veterinary medicine in October 2021. LaDana takes pride in taking care of the animals to the best of her ability and treats all animals as if they were her own pets. When she is not caring for patients, LaDana enjoys hiking and traveling. She has five cats and three dogs. She is a proud grandmother to her 17-month-old grandson, Greggory, who is her world.

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Tiffany V.

Kennel/Veterinarian Assistant

Tiffany has lived in Tennessee for the past 9 years. She is married and has several fur babies 1 dog named Tyson and one cat named Juniebee. She has volunteered at many different animal shelters, horse therapeutics, and even job shadowed veterinary medicine. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to become a veterinary technician. Her goal is to become a veterinarian and open up her own business one day. She enjoys spending time with family and friends outside of work. She also enjoys being outdoors.

Jennifer
Jennifer W.

Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 6 years. She graduated from Cosby High School and currently attends Pen Foster’s Veterinary Technician program.

Jennifer makes sure each patient is provided with excellent standard care. She treats each animal as if they are her own. Jennifer enjoys counseling pet owners on proper care and ways they can maintain a good quality of life for their pets. Veterinary Medicine has and will always be special to her.

Chelsie
Chelsie C.
Reception/Veterinarian Assistant

Chelsie has been working in the veterinary field for the last 6 years. She is currently working to complete the veterinary technician program at Pen Foster. Chelsie has always had a love and passion for all animals. She strives to treat every patient as if they were her own. By using Fear Free handling and building bonds with patients, she strives to make every visit as stress-free as possible.

When not working, Chelsie stays busy with her three daughters. She also has three dogs, two cats, a horse, and a turtle that keeps her busy. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and spending time with her family.

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Britney S.

Veterinary Assistant

Britney has been practicing in veterinary medicine for 11 years. She takes pride in making sure everything is done the right way to give the patient the best possible care and loving each animal that comes in the door as if they were her own.

When she is not working, Britney enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending time with her children and husband.

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Lindsay P.

Veterinary Assistant

Lindsay attended Sullivan Central High School and is currently attending Penn Foster. She has been working in the veterinary field for the last year and a half. She takes pride in making sure her patients are well taken care of and learning all that she can to help her veterinary team and patients.

Lindsey loves spending time with her husband and pets. She enjoys playing and listening to music and occasionally playing video games with friends or reading.

Jamee
Jamee A.

Veterinarian Assistant

Jamee attended Northeast State University, and he is currently attending Penn Foster. Jamee treats every patient as if they were his own pet. Making sure to make them as comfortable and loved as he possibly can. Jamee can’t wait to keep helping animals for the rest of my life.

Jamee loves taking his dogs out hiking and on adventures. He also enjoys playing soccer and golf when he can.

Faith R.
Faith R.

Veterinary assistant

Faith takes pride in treating owners and patients with lots of love and kindness when it is time to say their final goodbye to their pets. For every animal she encounters, Faith treats them as if they were her very own pets.

Faith attended Rye Cove High School. When she is not helping patients, she enjoys playing with her two Boston Terriers, Abby and Leroy. She loves riding her horse Stormy and enjoys target shooting.

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Brittany P.

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany has been working in veterinary medicine since 2010. The part she loves most about Veterinary Medicine is making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners.

Brittany attended Northeast State University. She loves spending time with her kids at home on their farm. Brittany’s husband and family-run beef cattle and Brittany loves getting to see her kids learn and grow up the way we have been blessed to.