A Word About Our Hospital

K.J. is currently a student studying  pre-vet medicine.  She lives with her two dogs Ranger and Dani, and loves every minute that she gets to spend with them.  They enjoy going on hikes and kayaking together.  Here at Tri-County Small Animal Hospital, K.J. assists with the fur baby patients and takes care of our kennels.  In her spare time, which is very little, she enjoys spending time with friends and resting at home.  Side note: she loves rolled ice cream!

Tri-County Small Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital that includes a pharmacy, surgery suite with state-of-the-art technology, on-site x-ray capabilities and a supervised recovery area.


In addition to our licensed veterinarians,

we maintain a staff of highly trained assistants and technicians. 


Dr. Linda Osborne, DVM

Dr. Osborne graduated with honors in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in cell biology from UTK.  Three years later, she completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee where she was a member of the Phi Zeta, The Veterinary Honor Society. 

Dr. Linda Osborne has been practicing companion animal medicine and surgery for over 30 years.  Her professional goal as a veterinarian is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable veterinary care for pet family members and the community.  When she is not in the hospital, Dr. Osborne enjoys yoga, singing, playing the ukulele, and being active outdoors.

She invites you to visit the hospital and meet our friendly and helpful support staff!

Jenna, Assistant/Kennel Technician

Dr. Stephanie King, DVM

Dr. King was born and raised in Virginia. She competed horses and was an avid Scout as a child and young adult. She always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, and after graduation from Virginia Tech, she moved to Florida, where she was accepted to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated Cum Laude in 2010 with additional certificates in International Veterinary Medicine and Aquatic Animal Medicine.

After her internship in Pittsburgh at a surgical referral center, she returned to Florida to continue in private practice. She has worked with a huge variety of animal species, from pocket pets such as rabbits and ferrets, to sea turtles and manatees, giraffes to big cats.

She moved to Tennessee in 2016 to be closer to her family in Oak Ridge, and has loved being back in Appalachia. Dr. King is married to the love of her life, Jason, and has three spunky cats, all over the age of 12. She enjoys everything outdoors - hiking, camping, mountain biking, & kayaking, and can often be found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! 

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Jenna is a Tennessee local with a background in customer service.  She spends her time here helping out as an assistant or taking care of our sweet fur babies in the kennels.  She also enjoys spending time with her own pets Diesel and Bentley. Her favorite thing to do with them is to teach them new tricks and commands.  In her spare time, Jenna usually enjoys going out and spending time with her friends.  

Sarah, Front Office Manager

You will see Sarah’s smiling face at our front desk.  In addition to being a receptionist she is our office manager.  She lives with her family and three spunky fur babies Rocky, Mia, and Kane in Roane County, TN. She loves watching her daughters play sports and spending time with her family on the lake. 

What to Expect

Meet Our Team

Hannah is a native of Buffalo, NY, but recently moved to our beautiful state of Tennessee.  She has a background in emergency pet care and has been a veterinary assistant for 4 years.  Hannah loves taking care of animals and in her spare time she plays guitar, sews and loves taking naps.  She has a sweet cat Puff that she absolutely adores.  

Hannah, Assistant/Kennel Technician

Tri-County Small Animal Hospital

 Providing the best care for

your pets

A friendly greeting.

We want you to feel at home in our spacious waiting room that has designated areas for dogs and cats.


Genuine concern.

At Tri-County we all love animals and our desire is to provide the best possible service to you and your pet.

Professional service.

Our staff and doctors will provide the expert care your family deserves.

Lauren, Receptionist/ Social Media Guru

Lauren, an Oak Ridge native, is one of our receptionists at Tri-County Small Animal Hospital.  While Lauren does not currently have any fur babies, she enjoys loving on and taking care of all the cats and dogs at the hospital.  She also likes hiking and camping with her family, eating dark chocolate (yum!), and reading.

​​Clinic Pets

                                          Bella: "The Diva" lives upstairs in her penthouse suite because 
                                          she doesn't always play well with others.

                                          Tweeter: "The Greeter" is our official greeter.  He loves everyone 
                                          and has the loudest "purr" in town.



                                          Monkeyman: "The Boss" routinely fights with Dr. Osborne for the chair in front 
                                          of her computer.  Sometimes he wins, sometimes he loses, but he is always loved!


                                          Elmira: Gone, but not forgotten. Rest in peace.

K.J., Assistant/Kennel Technician