Meet the Clinic

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Dr. Julia Roach

Veterinarian

Dr. Julia Roach, a 2012 graduate from University of TN College of Veterinary Medicine, is very passionate about shelter medicine and low-cost spay/neuter non-profits. Dr. Roach’s mission is to help end the overpopulation of dogs and cats in our local animal shelters, and she has kept to that mission working as a spay and neuter veterinarian from day one post-graduation. Her family includes a handy husband, two opinionated toddlers and five grateful shelter dogs.

Dr. Julia Roach

Veterinarian

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Dr. Natasha Jones

Veterinarian

Dr. Natasha Jones is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary

Medicine. Go DAWGS! Before becoming a veterinarian, Natasha was a high school and middle

school band director. Her husband, Brendan, is a musician as well and plays the dobro in a

bluegrass band called Fairmount Hayride and is a song leader and deacon at their church. She

and her husband moved to North Georgia after graduation where she worked in small animal

practice and were blessed to have a daughter, Aubrey. Their other family members are their 2

dogs, Hazel and Boone. They moved to the Chattanooga area and have lived and worked here

since July 2015. In 2018, Natasha created her own company Paws and Relax Veterinary

Services to provide relief services for other veterinarians and give other vets the opportunity to

have time off from their work and foster a positive work/life balance. Natasha enjoys college

football, living in the mountains, reading, music, spending time with her family and traveling.

Natasha’s special interests include surgery, internal medicine and emergency medicine.

Dr. Natasha Jones

Veterinarian

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Trish Rearden

Administrative Assistant

Trish has always had a passion for helping and saving animals. She has worked and volunteered for McKamey Animal Center and is now proud to join ChattaNeuter! Trish loves to spend time with family, friends and her furkids Rudy, Ozzie, Dakota and Paisley.

Trish Rearden

Administrative Assistant

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Dr. Pat Sterling

Veterinarian

Dr. Pat Sterling graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She received her undergraduate degree in biology/ chemistry from Lycoming College (Pennsylvania) and her Master of Science in Forensic Science from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. After graduation from veterinary school Dr. Sterling built her own clinic in Florida and provided a combination of general practice and emergency medical services. Moving to TN in 2009 she began providing relief services to local clinics and soon found her unique niche in the nonprofit sector.
When not at work Dr. Sterling enjoys backpacking and has completed thru-hikes of the AT, PCT and the CDT. Her partner, 4 kids and a chihuahua keep her close to home these days.

Dr. Pat Sterling

Veterinarian

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Lindsay Susman

Veterinary Assistant

From a young age Lindsay has loved helping all animals. She has worked for private practice veterinarians, spay-neuter clinics, even made home calls with a mobile vet and has now joined ChattaNeuter in August 2019. Lindsay and her husband, Jonathan love pretty much any outdoor activity and enjoy seeing live music, traveling, and spending time with their two dogs, Ella and Dizzy. Lindsay is proud to contribute to ChattaNeuter's mission and loves the team she works with.

Lindsay Susman

Veterinary Assistant

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Ashleigh Gil-Turner

Veterinary Assistant

Ashleigh has a passion for the care and welfare of animals and has been working with them for over a decade now. In her free time she loves to spend time with her wife and their dogs. Other hobbies she enjoys are fishing, hiking, swimming and traveling. Ashleigh is proud to be a part of the Chattaneuter team and enjoys being able to help our community with affordable spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Ashleigh Gil-Turner

Veterinary Assistant

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Sarah Forester

Client Care Coordinator

Sarah is Chattaneuter's own Georgia Peach. She joined our team in December 2018. Her country living provides a rural home cooked knowledge for her clients. She has recently moved to the city with her four legged son, Charlie. She loves spending time with her husband and family. In her spare time she enjoys going to car shows with her husband. Sarah also loves Chattaneuter's mission to provide low cost spay and neuter for the community, helping to prevent homeless animals and control the over population.

Sarah Forester

Client Care Coordinator

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Haley Pickett

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Haley has been with Chattaneuter since its establishment and loves her dog Cooper!  She also spends lots of time with her boys Jimmy and Colton.

Haley Pickett

Certified Veterinary Assistant

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Amber Layne

Veterinary Assistant

Amber loves being a Vet Assistant, and enjoys spending time with her family and their dog Bodhi.

Amber Layne

Veterinary Assistant

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Stefanie Douglass, LVMT

Clinic Director

Stefanie graduated with a degree from the Veterinary Technician program at Chattanooga State. Her passion for animal welfare was found while managing the clinic at McKamey Animal Center. As the clinic manager she managed incoming animals, treatment of sick patients and daily surgeries. She continued her work through private practice and now spay/neuter. She has been with ChattaNeuter since day one and continues to show her passion for animals as the clinic director. Her family Nathan, son Atticus and her dog Ryder are also part of the ChattaNeuter family.  She’s proud that ChattaNeuter offers high-quality spay and neuter for their clients and continues to promote and honor the mission.

Stefanie Douglass, LVMT

Clinic Director

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Jen Obal

Veterinary Assistant

She graduated with a BA from Otterbein College, and after working in fields that had nothing to do with her degree, she finally decided to get serious about her love of animals and desire to care for them. Throughout her life, she has volunteered at animal shelters in her home state of Ohio, as well as with local Therapeutic Riding classes and clinics. Jen has worked in high volume spay and neuter facilities since 2011, and she has trained at the Humane Alliance in Asheville, NC. She loves working with cats and dogs, educating the community on the benefits of spay/neuter, and making a difference in families' relationships with their pets through her job. Jen has owned pets in every discernible shape and size, caring for mice, rats, hamsters, iguanas, chameleons, geckos, tropical fish, and African millipedes (not all at the same time)!

Jen Obal

Veterinary Assistant

Meet the Board

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Dr. Colleen Smith, DVM, CVA, CVCP

Board of Directors

She has been a licensed practicing veterinarian in the state of Tennessee for 9 years. Dr. Smith has been in the field of veterinary medicine for over 18 years, starting her career as a licensed veterinary technician. She has worked at several veterinary practices as well as at McKamey Animal Center as the surgical veterinarian.She is a member of the AVMA, AHVMA, IVAS, HCVMA and TVMA.

Dr. Colleen Smith, DVM, CVA, CVCP

Board of Directors

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Tricia Sebes, CAWA

Board of Directors

Tricia graduated with a Bachelor’s in Nonprofit Management giving her a solid foundation for work in the animal welfare field. After graduation Tricia worked at the Humane Educational Society where she developed skills for engaging the community in coalition building and fulfilling the shelter’s mission to save more lives. Tricia later worked at McKamey Animal Center. As part of the senior management team she played an essential role in decision making and program building. Since March of 2015 Tricia has worked as Director of the ASPCA Northern Tier Shelter Initiative. As Director she works remotely and onsite with agencies in the Northern Tier providing mentoring, training, grant distribution and follow up. Most recently Tricia became a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, one of only three in the state of Tennessee.

Tricia Sebes, CAWA

Board of Directors

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Karen S. Walsh

CAWA, LVMT, CFE is the CEO and founder of ChattaNeuter

She is an accomplished, creative, strategic leader and mentor with expertise in managing and directing all facets of non-profit organizations.  Karen is the former executive director of the McKamey Animal Center that was named the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year during her tenure.  She is proud to be a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction and to be appointed to serve on the state Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. She graduated from Blue Ridge in Virginia with a degree in veterinary technology and has continued her education achieving the highly respected designation of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator.

Karen S. Walsh

CAWA, LVMT, CFE is the CEO and founder of ChattaNeuter

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Ann Ball

Board Chair

Previously she served four years as board chair of the McKamey Animal Center, and produced numerous fundraising events for the Center.  Ms. Ball is employed at Chattanooga Presents, a special events firm, and her expertise is in organizational efforts for not-for-profits and production of such large events as Nightfall, 3 Sisters and Pops on the River.  With over 40 years of special events experience, she will be instrumental in organizing fundraising events for ChattaNeuter as well as the experience she brings from numerous board positions.

Ann Ball

Board Chair

Careers

Founded in 2017, our passionate and experienced team continues to grow. We’re eager to find new talent that believes in our animal welfare mission.

Unfortunately, we don't have any openings. But, keep checking back in for any future opportunities.