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Cherokee Hospital for Animals

Cherokee Hospital for Animals

708 Cherokee Rd. | Johnson City, TN 37604

Call 423-930-9081
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Veterinary Wellness Exams
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Laser Therapy
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Declawing
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Docking
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Our clinic has been serving caring pet parents, here on Cherokee Road near E.T.S.U. since 1985. Our passion is the love we have for those 4 legged babies and client service is the key. We are American Animal Hospital Association certified, which represents our dedication to quality pet care. Cherokee provides top notch services in a warm and compassionate environment. At Cherokee Hospital for Animals we are: "Caring People Caring for Pets", and we want to be your pet's "Family Doctor".

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep their pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Cherokee Hospital for Animals stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

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Welcome to Cherokee Hospital for Animals! Welcome to Cherokee Hospital for Animals!
Dr. Robin Simpkins uses a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heart and lungs. Dr. Robin Simpkins uses a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heart and lungs.
Stethoscopes aid our clinical team in catching potential pulmonary abnormalities in our patients. Stethoscopes aid our clinical team in catching potential pulmonary abnormalities in our patients.
Have trouble cutting you pet's toenails?  We can help! Have trouble cutting you pet's toenails? We can help!
This sweet dog is being a great patient for his toenail trim! This sweet dog is being a great patient for his toenail trim!
Our technicians are trained to hold our patients so that pet's feel as safe and comfortable as possible. Our technicians are trained to hold our patients so that pet's feel as safe and comfortable as possible.
Did you know we offer laser therapy? Did you know we offer laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, highly effective treatment that can greatly reduce pain and promote healing. It can be added to treatment protocols for a wide variety of ailments easily and without affecting other medications or procedures. Laser therapy is a non-invasive, highly effective treatment that can greatly reduce pain and promote healing. It can be added to treatment protocols for a wide variety of ailments easily and without affecting other medications or procedures.
This sweet pup did very well for his Laser Therapy treatment! This sweet pup did very well for his Laser Therapy treatment!
Even during the treatment, the animals tend to enjoy the feeling of the warm light as the healing energy travels into their body. Both dogs and cats seem to visibly relax, and purr or wag their tails, respectively. Even during the treatment, the animals tend to enjoy the feeling of the warm light as the healing energy travels into their body. Both dogs and cats seem to visibly relax, and purr or wag their tails, respectively.
The effects of the treatment are immediately apparent. Owners often report that their pet’s mobility and comfort greatly increases even the same day as the treatment once they arrive at home. The effects of the treatment are immediately apparent. Owners often report that their pet’s mobility and comfort greatly increases even the same day as the treatment once they arrive at home.
This patient is really rocking his safety goggles! This patient is really rocking his safety goggles!
Our facility has a spacious parking lot to accommodate all of our clients and their pets. Our facility has a spacious parking lot to accommodate all of our clients and their pets.
When you walk in to our clinic, expect to be greeted with a warm smile from our receptionists, veterinary assistants, and doctors. Cats and dogs have a special place in our hearts, so we treat them like the valued family members they are. When you walk in to our clinic, expect to be greeted with a warm smile from our receptionists, veterinary assistants, and doctors. Cats and dogs have a special place in our hearts, so we treat them like the valued family members they are.
We are veterinary providers of both cutting-edge science and traditional southern hospitality. We are veterinary providers of both cutting-edge science and traditional southern hospitality.
We are veterinary providers of both cutting-edge science and traditional southern hospitality. We are veterinary providers of both cutting-edge science and traditional southern hospitality.
Our surgical staff is highly trained and thoroughly experienced in both routine and advanced surgical procedures. When a beloved pet undergoes a surgery, it can be stressful for those who love them. Our surgical staff is highly trained and thoroughly experienced in both routine and advanced surgical procedures. When a beloved pet undergoes a surgery, it can be stressful for those who love them.
Our receptionists are friendly, helpful, and committed to providing you with a superior client experience. Our receptionists are friendly, helpful, and committed to providing you with a superior client experience.
The team at Cherokee Hospital for Animals ensure our clients have consistently exceptional client experiences at our facility. The team at Cherokee Hospital for Animals ensure our clients have consistently exceptional client experiences at our facility.
When you leave town, it is not always possible to bring your pets with you. Leaving them in the care of trained animal care professionals is the preferred option for their comfort and safety. When you leave town, it is not always possible to bring your pets with you. Leaving them in the care of trained animal care professionals is the preferred option for their comfort and safety.
This sweet pup gets some love from one of our compassionate veterinary technicians. At Cherokee Hospital for Animals, we understand how much your pet means to you and your family because we are pet-lovers ourselves! This sweet pup gets some love from one of our compassionate veterinary technicians. At Cherokee Hospital for Animals, we understand how much your pet means to you and your family because we are pet-lovers ourselves!
Our hospital team has a special passion for veterinary care that goes beyond the medicine. We love all of our patients and aim to deliver compassionate services that will help them live long, happy, and healthy lives. Our hospital team has a special passion for veterinary care that goes beyond the medicine. We love all of our patients and aim to deliver compassionate services that will help them live long, happy, and healthy lives.
At Cherokee Hospital for Animals, we love helping pets feel their best! At Cherokee Hospital for Animals, we love helping pets feel their best!
We can’t help it. We love to spoil our patients! We can’t help it. We love to spoil our patients!
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Dr. Rachael Carpenter
Dr. Rachael Carpenter

Dr. Rachael Carpenter was born and raised in East Tennessee. My enthusiasm and love for veterinary medicine arose at an early age. My father is a veterinarian and I have been an integral part of his practice throughout my life. I remember as a child following him around the clinic “helping” him with surgery and waking up during the night to go on emergencies. With every opportunity, I attempted to practice what I watched my father do. The motivation to become a veterinarian was evident; improving the quality of life of both animals and their owners through medicine was the greatest payoff of personal satisfaction I could ever receive. This realization has motivated and inspired me to strive for excellence and to pursue this fulfilling career.

I attended Carson-Newman College and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Biology. I met my husband during my last year of undergraduate school and we married one week after I received my veterinary degree. After graduating, I started practicing in Kingsport. While working there full-time, I was fortunate to be able to work for Dr. Sallee on my days off. I really enjoyed the staff and clients, and it didn’t take long to realize that Cherokee Hospital for Animals is where I wanted to be, and it is now the place I am blessed to call “home.”

My husband Dave is a T.W.R.A. officer in Sullivan County and works to protect and manage Tennessee’s wildlife. We share our home in Blountville with our two babies: Jake, a black lab, and Pearl, a miniature Australian shepherd. We love Tennessee football (Go Vols!) and enjoy playing with our dogs every chance we get. We are active in our church, First Baptist Church of Blountville. I also enjoy going on short-term mission trips and working with people who have special needs. I find great fulfillment in helping people make positive and educated choices regarding the health of their pet. It is my priority to always give my best to my clients and their pets.

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Dr. Robin Simpkins
Dr. Robin Simpkins

Born in the great state of Alabama, I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian at a very young age. My first job was working in the office of our family veterinarian. I fell in love with the profession and decided to pursue my education in the field of veterinary medicine.

I went to undergraduate and veterinary school at Auburn University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999. After I had finished my first year of practice, I moved to Johnson City, Tennessee.

During my first move to Johnson City, I worked for Dr. Sallee part-time and at a veterinary office in Kingsport part-time. I moved back to Alabama due to family obligations. While in Alabama, I was a member of a six-doctor clinic in Birmingham. It was there I mastered new skills in internal medicine, ultrasound, and general surgery. I have a special interest for internal medicine. I enjoy focusing on warm communication and educating owners on what is best for their pets.

I have one child, a daughter, Marin. I did not know until she was born I could love one person so much. Marin and I have 4 cats we enjoy spending time with. I love the outdoors; Marin and I also love to shop! I have also developed a new hobby in the last few years, running! I typically run 25-30 miles per week, and have ran in 3 marathons.

My practice of veterinary medicine has been so rewarding. I look forward to many years of treating and forming lasting relationships with my patients. I cannot imagine doing anything else.

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