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. After graduation from the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical School in 1984, he served as emergency clinic veterinarian at Animal Emergency Services of Forsyth County, NC for 2 years. He then practiced at the Asheville, NC area veterinary emergency clinic for 2 years before joining Dr. Sloan at Dogwood. He enjoys gardening, golf, and basketball in his free time. He's been frequently seen giving Evie, his standard poodle, a chauffeured ride around town, just for her amusement. The beautiful grounds of Dogwood Animal Hospital, allowing it to be a camera site for the Dogwood Arts Festival, are maintained by Dr. Mac.
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. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, she practiced at Oldtown Veterinary Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, as the first female veterinary practitioner in that busy, 4 doctor practice. After 3 years in NC, she returned to Knoxville to oversee the construction of Dogwood Animal Hospital. After opening the clinic in January of 1988, she has practiced continuously at that location. She is currently part-time at the hospital, as she also is the clinic manager during other working hours. She and Dr McLeod have been married 27 years and have two daughters. They share their home with Pixie the cat and Evie the human standard poodle.