Dr. Gobble graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1996 with a degree in veterinary medicine. While in college, he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and was pulled from his studies to serve in Desert sword/shield. He started his career in Monroe County, Tennessee with a mixed animal practice. After three years, he was made a junior partner with the senior veterinarians. At that time, negotiations began with another mixed animal practice in Monroe county to merge into a larger hospital. The merger was completed in 2001 and Dr. Gobble became a full partner, and he began managing the business.
In 2007, for personal religious reasons, Dr. Gobble left the larger practice to venture into his on business as a sole veterinarian at Tellico Bay Animal Hospital. After 3 years, the business outgrew its leased area in a shopping center. Dr. Gobble moved into a brand new building across the road, and the business continued to grow to the company it is now.
Dr. Gobble is married to Brittney and has three children-Alexander Catalina(Ali Cat), Brooklynn Bridgette, and Obadiah Rykerr. They all live on a mini farm with lots of furry friends. A fox, a dog, multiple cats, rabbits, and not so furry chickens and reptiles: Part of the mini farm includes a truffiere for French black truffles.
Dr. Gobble enjoys anything outdoors, but loves the water most. Brittney and Dr. Gobble are both SCUBA certified and enjoy lake and river activities. Other favorites for Dr. Gobble include gardening, forestry, falconry, and enjoying the many foods he can find from around the world.
Dr. Kendra Flynn Barbra
I'm from Rockford, Tennessee and was raised on my family's farm where we raise a herd of ~40 commercial Angus cows, 12 Dorper/Katahdin sheep, 3 horses, 20 chickens, and of course a couple dogs and a cat. I went to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for undergrad where I majored in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-veterinary medicine and minored in Biology. After graduating, I went straight into The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where I learned from and worked with wonderful clinicians. I knew since I was a kid that I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up and I'm so thankful that I was able to follow my dream thanks to the support from my family and husband. I've enjoyed my time at Tellico Bay Animal Hospital serving the community around us and look forward to doing so for years to come.
During vet school, I married my high school sweetheart, Clinton "Bubba" Barbra, in July 2015. We are very blessed and thankful for the life that God has granted us and serve in ministry to share the gospel. My hobbies include spending time with family on our farm, crafting such as sewing/embroidering, hiking in the Smokies, and trying to visit as many of the U.S. National Parks as possible. My fun fact about myself is that I hiked 100 miles in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in 2016 to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of The National Park Service.
I was born and raised in Tellico Plains, TN, where I reside with my husband Tim and our three children, Megan, Kristen, and Isaac. We have several pets. I have worked in Veternairy Medicine for about 25 years, and have loved working with the animals everyday.
I'm from Rockford, Tennessee and moved to Vonore, Tennessee when I married my husband in 2011. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two kids, Darrin and Kyli, on our mini farm. My hobbies include fishing, camping, gardening, canning our own veggies, and anything in the outdoors. I started my career in veterinary medicine in 2015 and I love helping client's with their pets. My favorite breed is the daschund because they're just too cute and have a great temperament around my kids.
My name is Roger Dale Underwood Jr. I was named after my father, Roger Dale Underwood. My mother’s name was Nema Sue Underwood, and she passed away in December of 2012 after battling cancer for many years. Born in 1972, I am the middle child of three children. We grew up in a little house in a small town named Vonore, Tennessee. After struggling with my academics, I graduated from Vonore High School in 1992 leading me to become a welder at Johnson Controls. I worked there for eighteen years, however I quit in order to spend time with my children Cory and Carrie.
I never had a desire to go to college after I finished high school, however trying to set a good example for my children, I went to Penn Foster to study animal medicine. With that being said 'I owned many animals' leading me to have a close relationship with my Veterinarian, Dr. Gobble. One day I decided to ask Dr. Gobble for a job and he suprisingly gave me a chance. With the support of my family and friends I graduated from college in 2014. After saying all that 'there is only one thing left to say' which is that God is my rock and in my house, God comes first. I thank God everyday for what he has given me which includes my job. A wise man once told me if you find a job you love 'you will never have to work another day in your life' and I love my job.