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OUR TEAM

Meet the People behind Hendersonville Animal Hospital. Our values are at the core of who we are. They embody how we work, the standards we have, and the principles that underpin every part of our efforts.

OUR TEAM

Jennifer L. Wilkinson, DVM

Jennifer began practicing veterinary medicine in 2000. She joined our team in March of 2012. She is a native of Ohio and moved to middle Tennessee in 2006. She has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre Vet Medicine & Biology from The University of Findlay. Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Tara Read, DVM

Tara is from Pennsylvania. She began practicing veterinary medicine in 2008. Prior to joining our team in September of 2017, she primarily practiced pet emergency care. She has her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Delaware and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee.


Kimberly Wilson, Veterinary Technician

Kim attended Volunteer State Community College. She met Dr Corridon at Rivergate Pet Emergency Clinic where she was offered the Veterinary Technician position upon the opening of Hendersonville Animal Hospital in 2007. She has years of veterinarian experience and has worked with horses as well as exotics.

Lisa Lutz, Professional Pet Groomer


Lisa has been a professional groomer since 1999. She grew up with Irish Setters and many mixed breed dogs. She has experience grooming many breeds with all different types of fur. She takes pride in her work and will treat your pet with a tender and loving hand. Lisa is married and has two kids. She has two Boston Terrier's named Lemon and Larry and a Boxer named Brody.

DJ Thweatt, Receptionist / Technician

DJ started in the veterinary field in 2011. He joined our team in 2013. DJ is cross trained and can complete many Vet Technician tasks as well as keeping up with the responsibilities in reception. DJ has a small Chihuahua mix named Daenerys Targaryen. "Dani" for short, a Husky Mix named Kaiba, and three cats names Lock, Shock and Barrel. Dj loves helping!


Shannon Rutherford, Boarding & Bathing Staff


Shannon moved to Tennessee from Arizona in 2016. Shannon has always had a passion for animals and we've seen that first hand since she joined our team in Summer of 2019. She enjoys singing, listening to and discovering new music. Shannon also loves drawing and she carries a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. Shannon has an identical twin sister. She has two cats named Betty and Cookie.

Our Clinic Cats- Karen and Paul

Karen (Calico Breed) was adopted from Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary in April of 2019. She is quite spunky with a little sassiness to her. She is a very sweet cat, but like her distance most times. If you see plastic spring cat toys lying around our clinic, itโ€™s because of Karen, those are her favorite! She may smack at you when she is done being affectionate, so approach with caution! She may want to speak to your manager. ๐Ÿ™‚ Paul is our newest addition since late March of 2020. He also came from Freedom Farms Animal Sanctuary! He is VERY brave and VERY sweet. He has no fear coming up to you for some scratches! Heโ€™s still getting use to other dogs and cats coming around here so he may be a little shy with them. Since we have only had him for a short time, we are still figuring out his personality, but so far he is fitting is GREAT and looks to be like he will be the sweetest one of the two cats roaming our clinic! ๐Ÿ™‚

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