Kirstin, Kennel Employee & Customer Service Representative

Kirstin is a student at Roane State and plans to go to veterinary school after graduating. She has lived in Oliver Springs her whole life and graduated from Oliver Springs High School. Kirstin has one dog named Athena and three cats names Kahleesi, Gracie, and Serenity. In her spare time Kirstin likes to be outside and spend time with her friends.

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.

​​​Clinic Pets


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

                                          Tweeter: "The Greeter" was our official greeter for over 11 years.  He loved everyone and  
                                           had the loudest "purr" in town.



                                          Monkeyman: Tweeter's brother graced our clinic for 11 years and he is dearly missed.



                                          Elmira: Elmira was a shy girl, who is gone, but not forgotten. Rest in peace.

​​Kalley is a 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 is preparing to apply to vet school. Kalley has loved animals all of her life, and so she takes great pride in taking care of the hospital's patients and guests as the kennel worker. When Kalley is not working, she volunteers with her church, sings, reads, and writes stories. 

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 employees. 


A Word About Our Hospital

Stacy, Customer Service Representative

​Stacy is originally from Cincinnati, and moved to Tennessee in 2006 with her daughter and husband, who is an Oak Ridge native. She has been married for 23 years and currently has two dogs, Klaus and Minnie Moon Pie, ten cats (too many to name), and a sweet opossum (Harry) that lives under her shed. Stacy loves fishing, hiking, yoga, and is very crafty. 

 Providing the best care for

your pets

Tri-County Small Animal Hospital

Lauren, Customer Service Representative & Practice Manager

Lauren, an Oak Ridge native, recently adopted a cat from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. This sweet fur baby gets the zoomies every evening and loves to tangle with shoelaces.  Lauren enjoys hiking and camping, eating dark chocolate, and reading.

Dr. Leslie Carter, DVM 
Angela, Kennel Employee

Angela recently moved back to Tennessee after graduating from Eckerd College in Florida. She has two cats, Penelope and Calvin, that she adopted from Cat Kids Rescue when she worked there. She is very grateful that she gets to follow her dreams of working with animals every day.

Melissa, Veterinary Assistant

Melissa is originally from Grainger County. She absolutely loves her job helping the fur babies at Tri-County Small Animal Hospital. Melissa spends her free time with her boyfriend and his daughter on their farm. They have sheep, goats, cows, chickens, horses, and rabbits. When she has time off, Melissa goes horseback riding.

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​Dr. Leslie Carter grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Bryn Mawr College. She moved to Knoxville to attend University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and has been here ever since!

Dr. Carter completed her DVM in 2013 and has been practicing in the Knoxville area since then. Her areas of interest include ophthalmology, medicine, and small mammals.

Dr. Carter is married to her husband Brad and is busy at home keeping up with their son, Henry! They have 3 dogs – Gus, Hank, Reni, and two cats – Luna and Cutes. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, yoga, and knitting.

She looks forward to meeting you and caring for your four-legged family members!​

Dr. Jessica Hamilton, DVM 
Jada, Kennel Employee & Customer Service Representative

Jada was born in Iowa, but raised here in Tennessee. She is a graduate from Roane State Community College with an Associate of Science degree. She has two cats named Twilight and Shadow, and a dog named Arthas, as well as four chickens named Kylo, Hazel, Cookie, and Sansa. Outside of work Jada loves watching movies, playing video games, and is an avid reader.

What to Expect

Dr. Linda Osborne, DVM

Dr. Osborne graduated with honors in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in cell biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  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!

Meet Our Team

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 in 2007.

Dr. Hamilton has since practiced veterinary medicine in Georgia and 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 Smoky Mountains and are avid hikers as well as gardeners. 

She looks forward to meeting you and your furry companions! 

​​​Kalley, Kennel Employee