Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Tinsley Youmans,
    DVM, MPH

    Dr. Youmans is a Knoxville native and 2009 graduate of
    University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Public Health from UT in 2009, giving her special insight the veterinary public health field, with regard to infectious/zoonotic disease, epidemiology, and public health. Dr. Youmans enjoys practicing internal medicine, managing chronic disease, and teaching 4th year veterinary students. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family. In Practice Since: 2009 Education: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Dr.
    Stephen G Skinner

    A 2002 graduate of UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Skinner is a decorated military veteran, a retired Navy Lt. Commander who graduated #1 in his class at Naval Retail School. He formerly worked at Central Veterinary Hospital and Beaverbrook Animal Hospital. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Lisa, and their two dogs Loki and Merlin. In Practice Since: 2002 Education: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Dr.
    Anna Bennett-Gildner
    Dr. Bennett is a Knoxville native and 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent her first years in practice in Dallas, Texas and is glad to return to the hills of Tennessee. Dr. Gildner is an avid equestrian and rides her horse, Little Bit, as often as possible. She also spends her free time with her husband and two children. In Practice Since: 2007 Education: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jeff C
    Clinic Manager / Vet Assistant

    Jeff came to us from the human health field in 2011, and is now using his previous clinical and laboratory experience with his 4-legged patients. Jeff also doubles as our in-house computer tech support expert, and spearheads all of our computer system upgrades and maintenance. In his off time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and his Pug, Nacho.

  • Jessica G

    Jessica has been a part of the KAC team since 2010 as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and thirteen pets at home! She has two retired greyhounds, Solo(BGR Big Apple) and Vader(BGR Night Owl), two Pomeranians, Bella and Onyx, two cats, Anakin and Darth Maul, along with her six birds, Chrissy, Prince, Jellybean, Chloe, Luna, and Fiona, and last but not least, her pet snake, Miranda, a red tail boa constrictor.

  • Sara S
    Receptionist Emeritus

    Sara recently retired from the Knoxville Animal Clinic team in July 2020 after 16 years of loyal service at the front desk. Sara enjoyed interacting and getting to know our clients over the years and she will miss seeing our clients and staff. Sara is originally from New York and has lived in Tennessee since 2004. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her two children and six grandchildren in Arizona. She will be enjoying spending more time in her garden, reading, relaxing, spending time with her family, and her dachshund mix, Otto, during her retirement.

  • Whitney
    Vet Assistant

    Whitney is a Knoxville native who has been working in the veterinary field for over a decade. She's always had a strong bond with animals and has been an avid equestrian for most of her life. She pioneered the Ambulatory Large Animal Veterinary Technician Internship program at UTCVM. She enjoys gardening, hiking, skateboarding, art and alchemy. She has a son, Silas, two dog children named Dexter and McKinley, along with her horse, Blue.

  • Taylor V
    Reception/Vet Assistant

    Taylor is a Knoxville native who graduated from the University of Kentucky, and has since lived in Chattanooga, Memphis, and is now happily back in Knoxville. Taylor loves the opportunity to work with animals, and spends her free time cheering on the volunteers, and doing anything she can find outdoors with her husband, family, and two black labs.

  • Jenny Warren
    Certified Pet Groomer
    Jenny has been grooming since 2003 and has been with us since December of 2010. She enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. Even though she may not be a Tennessee Vols fan, we can forgive her because she a great groomer and co-worker! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
  • Amanda C
    Veterinary Assistant

    Proudly been in the veterinary field for 15 yrs with a mixture of small and large animal. In my spare time i enjoy riding horses, camping, and spending time with my 2 horses, 5 dogs(2 Cane Corsos, 2 Bostons and a pitty), cat, husband and 2 kids

  • Heather S
    Veterinary Assistant

    Heather is originally from Monroe, WA, and now lives in Knoxville. She studied Horse Ranch Management in California at Mount San Antonio College, earning her AS. Now she is enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a senior majoring in Animal Science for her BS. To further her education, she plans to apply to the UTK College of Veterinary Medicine starting in 2023. She has been in the veterinary field since 2018, and enjoys hiking, photography, and trail riding. Heather has two dogs, both Miniature American Shepherds, Cobain and Luke. She also has a quarter horse named Durango.

  • Matt S
    Veterinary Assistant

    Matthew resides in Westwood, Massachusetts and currently attends the University of Tennessee as a junior studying Animal Science with a Bioscience concentration. Prior to joining KAC, he gained clinical experience working as a veterinary assistant for Vetco Clinics during the summer of 2021. In the future, Matthew plans on attending either graduate school to further his knowledge of animal science or attending veterinary school. Back in Massachusetts, he owns two dogs named Callie and Ruckus.

  • Mariah D
    Veterinary Assistant

    Mariah is a current 2nd year DVM/MPH student enrolled at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been working in veterinary hospitals since 2016 and has experience with a wide variety of animals including everything from exotics to equine, but most of her experience comes from small animal hospitals. She has a special passion for feline medicine and has three adorable cats that she manages with her husband -- all named after confectionary treats! (Cupcake, Cannoli and Chonk-olate Mousse).

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