Welcome to Dogwood Animal Hospital, PC

Your Veterinarian in South Knoxville,TN

Call us at 865-577-0344

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After hours? Call University of TN Vet School - 865-974-8387, KPEC - 865-637-0114, or Animal ER in West Knox - 865-693-4440

Dogwood Animal Hospital has been serving the pets of South Knoxville, South Knox County and Seymour since 1988. We handle a variety of medical, surgical, and dental issues. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a calm environment so you and your pet can relax, either in the divided waiting room or in the exam room, while waiting to meet the veterinarian. The practice is intentionally small so that the doctors and staff can give each patient the attention they deserve. 

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos in the Veterinary Topics and Member Topics sections. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. 

At Dogwood Animal Hospital, PC, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr John Robert Killey
Knoxville Veterinarian | Dogwood Animal Hospital, PC | 865-577-0344

5900 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920

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Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Harry McLeod

    Harry McLeod,  DVM, hails from Memphis, TN where he volunteered for small animal veterinarians and worked at the Memphis zoo. A Vietnam War veteran, Dr. Mac played baseball for and graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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  • Dr.
    Ruth Sloan McLeod

    Ruth Sloan McLeod, DVM, was born in Florida, but raised right here in Knoxville. She volunteered for Dr. Howard Mynatt and Dr Hillary Randolph in Halls while completing her undergraduate veterinary requirements at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I love Dogwood Animal Hospital for not only their expert opinions and care, but for the way they handled my furbaby's & us in our delicate times."
    Sheri S.
  • "The only vet our dogs get excited to see. When we pull in the parking lot and see where they're going they get "happy butts" shaking all over. Great people that really care for your pets"
    Amanda W.

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