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The Team at Tellico Bay Animal Hospital
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Tellico Bay Animal Hospital's Team
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I was born in Maryville, TN but moved to Vonore when I was 7 and have been here ever since! When I turned 18 I went down the road of cosmetology but realized that wasn’t my calling. I soon went down another path as a physical therapy assistant, but soon came to realize that wasn’t the path for me either. I have always loved animals, with my soft spot being for cats “I have 5 of my own” Bitty, Tik tac, Callie, Kiki, and my newest addition, Patchy! Since being at TBAH, I wake up every day and love going to work. I believe this field is God’s plan for me, as they say, the third time’s the charm! Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my animals or playing video games. It’s a simple lifestyle, that brings me peace of mind and joy. I look forward to furthering my knowledge in veterinary medicine to be there for your pets at every step of life.
I was born and raised in Madisonville and have lived here all my life. I graduated from Cleveland State Community College with an Associate of Science in Psychology and Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries before transferring to Unity College Distance Education for my Bachelor’s of Science in Captive Wildlife Care. I also completed an internship in the summer of ‘22 at Zoo Knoxville in the Grasslands Department, where I helped take care of the giraffes and zebras. When I’m not caring for animals, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Jake, going hiking, reading, and writing my book! Although I am new to the world of veterinary medicine, I love getting to come to work every day and love on our clients’ fur babies!
Dr. Kendra Flynn Barbra
Hospital and enjoy the challenges that it provides me.
I was raised in Rockford, TN where I still live today on my family’s farm. We raise a commercial herd of ~100 Angus cattle, ~80 Katahdin/Dorper sheep, ~30 chickens, and of course dogs and cats! My high school sweetheart, Clint, and I got married after my first year of vet school. He has continued to put up with my animal obsession and he is guilty of bringing in more and more sheep!
In March 2020, my biggest blessing, Riley, was born! She is my greatest accomplishment out of everything I’ve done and I’m so thankful for her. My little family loves spending our days on the farm or in the mountains taking in God’s beautiful creation. Hiking has always been one of my favorite hobbies and in 2016, to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, I participated in the Hike 100 program and hiked over 100 miles of the park that year!
Dr. Sasha Myers
I enjoy traveling with my husband and we take our two Shih Tzus everywhere with us. We even included them in our wedding. When the fur babies stay home, we sneak away to go fishing.
I am excited about expanding my career at Tellico Bay Animal Hospital. I enjoy both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and neonatal care/theriogenology. I have recently attended an orthopedic surgery veterinary conference to further my education in orthopedics as I will be the primary orthopedic surgeon with Dr. Gobble’s retirement. I really enjoy the fact that I can practice quality medicine for the community but also have a wonderful work/life balance to make memories with my little family.
As the office manager, I’m usually working in the background at TBAH to keep things flowing smoothly and ensuring we have everything in stock that the clinic needs. When needed, I also help in the rooms and with reception but you typically won’t see me when you visit the clinic as there is plenty to keep me busy in the back!
Dr. Johnny Ray Gobble
In 2007, for personal religious reasons, I left the larger practice to venture out to start my own practice as a sole veterinarian at Tellico Bay Animal Hospital. After three years, the business outgrew its leased area in a shopping center so we moved into a brand new building across the street where the business continues to grow today.
I’m married to my wife Brittney and we have three children: Alexander Catalina (Ali Cat), Brooklynn Bridgette, and Obadiah Rykerr. We all live on our mini farm with lots of furry friends: a fox, dogs, cats, rabbits, and not so furry chickens and reptiles. Part of the mini farm includes a truffiere for French black truffles.
I enjoy anything outdoors but love the water the most. My wife, Brittney, and I are SCUBA certified and enjoy lake and river activities. Other favorites include gardening, forestry, falconry, and enjoying the many foods he can find from around the world.
Dr. Taylor Tvede
I am originally from Albuquerque, NM and went to college in Iowa where I double-majored and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. For the next 4 years, I worked as a zookeeper in the big cat and bird departments of various accredited facilities and as a raptor center education specialist. I attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed my clinical year at the Royal Veterinary College in London England. After I graduated in 2021, I spent 4 months thru-hiking that Appalachian Trail before beginning my career as an exotics-only veterinarian in Virginia.
I’m now very excited to be in Tennessee and so close to the Great Smoky Mountains and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge on dog and cat medicine and surgery. I love anything that involves being outside, particularly hiking, running, rollerblading, and paddleboarding. I have a little adventure cat named Makita who hikes and kayaks with me as well.