Kalley is a sophomore student at Carson- Newman University in Jefferson City, but she is a native to the Oliver Springs area. At Carson-Newman, she studies general biology and prepares to apply to vet school by working hard in school. Kalley has loved animals all her life, and so she takes great pride in taking care of the hospital's patients and guests as the kennel technician. When Kalley is not working, she loves to volunteer with her church, sing, read, and write stories. 

​​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.

Dr.Hamilton grew up in North Alabama on a farm wit​h lots of four legged animals. Her pursuits in equine competition took her to Georgia where she attended the University of Georgia and received a degree in animal science as well as her doctorate of veterinary medicine degree and graduated in 2007.

Dr.Hamilton has since practiced veterinary medicine in Georgia and in Louisiana before moving to Knoxville in 2015.

Dr.Hamilton is married to her wonderful husband, Mark, and her three boys keep her busy at home. Dr.Hamilton and her family love being near the smokey mountains and are avid hikers as well as gardeners. 

She looks forward to meeting you and your furry companions! 

​​​Kalley, Kennel Technician 
​Rebecka, Receptionist 

Tri-County Small Animal Hospital

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. 


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.

Dr. Jessica Hamilton, DVM 

Jenna, Assistant/Kennel Technician

What to Expect

 Providing the best care for

your pets

A Word About Our Hospital

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.

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!

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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.  

Rebecka, one of our receptionists here at Tri-County Small Animal Hospital, is a Tennessee local who has had a passion for animals her entire life. She currently has two fur babies of her own; Zora and Rice (yes, like the food!) When she's not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and going on outdoor adventures with her pups! She also enjoys volunteering at her church, reading, and spending time with her friends. ​

Meet Our Team