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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

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Dr. David Johnson, DVM


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.

Tiffany Casteel Nash

Dr. Tiffany Casteel Nash, DVM


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.

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Dr. Danielle’, DVM


Dr. Danielle’ White is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi and has worked in the veterinary field since the age of 15. She graduated from Mississippi State University with her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology in 2008, and with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She practiced veterinary medicine for the last 11 years in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area prior to her recent relocation to Kingsport. Dr. Danielle’ is a member if the American Veterinary Medical Associations and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but she has particular interest in feline medicine and surgery, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, and companion animal nutrition.

Dr. Danielle’ and her husband have four children- Lane, Ethan, James, and Connor. Her family also includes her furry and not so furry felines- stump kitty, Carol, and two sphynx kitties: Drax and Sabrina. She enjoys spending time with her family & watching her children play sports, vacationing at the beach, reading and drinking coffee on her porch, and watching SEC college football. She is looking forward to learning the area and all the outdoor activities the area allows.

Dr. Hobbs, DVM


Dr. Hobbs grew up in Hiltons, VA, on her family’s farm where they raised beef cattle and where she developed her love for veterinary medicine. Dr. Hobbs worked as a veterinary assistant for 5 years during high school and undergraduate. She received her Associate of Veterinary Health Science at Lincoln Memorial University in 2019. She then attended Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine and will receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2023. Dr. Hobbs has a special interest in mixed animal medicine, surgery, radiology, internal medicine, and emergency.

Dr. Hobbs enjoys spending most of her time outdoors, spending time with family, and hiking with her beagle, Darcy Mae. She owes every accomplishment to God and hopes to serve Him in all that she does. Dr. Hobbs is thrilled to begin her veterinary career at Kingsport Veterinary Hospital!

Our Veterinary Care Team

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Dennise H.
Hospital Manager/Licensed Veterinary Technician

Dennise Hartley is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and the Hospital Manager for Kingsport Veterinary Hospital. She has been in veterinary medicine for over 30 years. She has been the Hospital Manager at Kingsport since April 2022. She and her husband moved to Tennessee in 2021 from Nevada. In Nevada, she managed and was the lead technician for a 5-doctor practice that she practically grew up in. She moved to Tennessee because she has never lived outside Nevada and wanted to have green rolling hills for her horses and live where people were nice. She and her husband have 18 acres in Bulls Gap. Her dream animal all her life was to have a pure black horse. She was able to breed her own horse and now she has 2 beautiful Morgan horses (Sequoia & Ember). She also has 1 mini horse (Lucy), 2 dogs (Bert & Copper), 1 cat (Gracie), 2 cows (Oreo & Tux) (no they are not the food they are pets), and lots of reptiles. She also moved her mother and father to Tennessee her 20-year-old son. She and her husband love the pride and family environment of Tennesseans. Her hobbies are horseback riding as much as possible, training her dogs, exploring new places, and spending time with her friends and family.

Erica R.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Alanna D.

Alanna Dingus is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Kingsport Veterinary Hospital. She lives in Nickelsville, Virginia. She is originally from Ashe County, North Carolina but graduated from Lincoln Memorial University’s Veterinary Technician Program in 1992, where she met her now husband, Bill, and settled on his family’s farm in Nickelsville. They have three children, Lenora, Emma, and Abel. Alanna shares her life with lots of animals. She has three dogs, five cats, rabbits, chickens, goats, alpacas, horses, and cattle. Alanna has been a permitted wildlife rehabilitator in Virginia since 1994, so there is a revolving door of all kinds of wildlife that she cares for and returns to the wild. When not at work, she enjoys planning community events, all outdoor recreation with her family, gardening, and watching her kids play sports. Alanna’s favorite part of being a technician is that you never know what to expect in a day’s work. It is always exciting and challenging. Her top priority is helping pet owners feel like their pets are getting the best care.

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Veterinary Technician

Natalie is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She has been working in veterinary medicine for 3 years. She graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in May of 2023 with her associates degree in veterinary medical technology. She lives in Dungannon, VA with her chihuahua mix Maple, calico-tabby cat Raleigh, and ball python Maze. Natalie’s favorite part of her job is bonding with all her patients and clients and making them feel better!

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Donella B.


Donella Beasley is a proud wife of 27 years to the love of her life, a mother to an amazing daughter, mom to three dogs aged 15, 14, and 8, and a GiGi to four beautiful babies. She began her veterinary medicine journey three years ago after many years of trying. Donella has had animals of all kinds throughout her life. Her favorite aspects of vet medicine are educating pet owners on how to care for their fur babies, encouraging fear-free handling during their visits, and performing compassionate euthanasias with each client. She expresses gratitude to God daily for all of His blessings while working in this field. Outside of work, Donella and her husband own an electrical business that keeps them busy, and they are currently remodeling an 80-year-old home. She also enjoys spending time with her grandkids and family doing anything outdoors.



Tamara Tyler is a Veterinary Assistant at Kingsport Veterinary Hospital. She moved to Kingsport in 2018 from middle Tennessee and immediately found a church and prayed about where to go from there. God led her to the Veterinary field. She loves working with all of the wonderful fur/feather/scaled babies and the amazing people that walk this path with her at Kingsport Veterinary Hospital.



Heidi grew up in Fairbanks Alaska before moving to Kingsport in the
70’s. She has always had a love for animals and started at Kingsport
Veterinary Hospital in 2003. Her favorite part of the job is interacting
with the pet owners and improving their pets lives. When not working she
enjoys cooking, quilting, crafts of all sorts and going to flea markets
with her husband.



Sheri Maloney has worked in veterinary medicine since 1988, before she graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 1989. She strives to make every client feel welcome and appreciated even during the most stressful visits. She’s passionate about helping everyone understand the importance of preventative health care.

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and experiencing nature and fishing with her grandson. Cooking for her family has always been a highlight for her, especially with food from her garden. She also enjoys lazy afternoons spent with her two cats and her grandpup.