Welcome to Karns Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Knoxville TN
Call us at (865) 690-1282

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Veterinarian in Knoxville, TN

If you live in Knoxville or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Karns Animal Clinic has licensed veterinarians treating all types of pets and livestock. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Karns Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency cases as well as pets in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, family-oriented, and inviting, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarians and welcoming  staff.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is preventative medicine and good nutrition. Becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (865) 690-1282 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Knoxville veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Knoxville pet owners.

At Karns Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

The Karns Animal Clinic Team
Knoxville Veterinarian | Karns Animal Clinic | (865) 690-1282

7752 Oak Ridge Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37931

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Meet The Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Frank Davis
    Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Frank Davis grew up in Powell, TN. He graduated from UTCVM in 2003 and stayed in the area as a large animal veterinarian. In 2007, Dr. Frank along with his wife, Dr. Meg, bought Karns Animal Clinic, and he began doing more small animal medicine. In his free time Dr. Frank enjoys hunting, fishing, raising his Hereford cattle, and hiking with their family on their farm.

  • Dr.
    Meg Davis
    Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Meg grew up in the Signal Mountain area of Chattanooga, TN. She came to Knoxville to attend UT, and graduated from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She now does most of the small animal surgeries along with helping to manage the clinic. When Dr. Meg isn’t working, she is spending time with her and Dr. Frank’s children, Avery and Wyatt. She also enjoys gardening, trail riding her horses, and hiking with the family.

  • Dr.
    Amanda Niethammer
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Amanda came to Knoxville from South Carolina to attend UT College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2015 and completed a year-long internship in Nashville before moving back to Knoxville. Dr. Amanda started with Karns Animal Clinic in the Summer of 2017. She lives with her husband and three dogs, Panda, Ace, and Macey. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and sports.

  • Dr.
    Leslie Carter
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Leslie came to us in 2014. She originally grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Knoxville to attend UT College of Veterinary Medicine. In her time off Dr. Leslie is working to remodel her historic home and spend time with her husband, Brad, her dogs, Gus, Hank, and Reni, and her two cats Luna and Cutes.

  • Dr.
    Sam Sirota
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Sam grew up in upstate New York, but attended vet school in Australia. Once having completed his education, Dr. Sam practiced veterinary medicine for a few years in Illinois before moving to Knoxville in the summer of 2018 with his fiancé, Natasha. He now helps us with both our large and small animal patients. Outside of work, Dr. Sam enjoys hiking, fishing, watching football, and eating cookies. He and his fiancé have 6 Australian Shepherd mixes that they have rescued.

  • Dr.
    Brad Ervin
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Brad started working with us in January 2019. He graduated from the vet school at LMU, and enjoys working with both large and small animals. Dr. Brad enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking in his time off. He also likes to spend time with his wife, Elaine, and dogs, Henley and Biggie. We’re excited to have him, and think that our clients will enjoy working with him, too.

  • Dr.
    Nick Wright
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Wright is here part-time, and has plenty of experience under his belt. He is exceptionally good at calming nervous dogs, and you will often see him carrying small dogs around the clinic. He lives with his wife of 46 years, Brenda, and their cat, Jazz.


Read What Our Clients Say

    Best place you'll ever find for your pets. Dr. Amanda and the incredible techs and staff have saved Jakes life and protected all 5 of our fur babies. Their prices are fantastic and they have a great variety of rescue animals for kids to pet and see. PLEASE support this amazing office and staff!

    John H

    This place is the only place to take your pet. The staff is friendly, competent, and will take care of all your needs quickly. They seemed really busy on Saturday, so the early you get in the better. The prices are on point as well.

    Cassie C

    I would not take my pets anywhere else. To prove my point on their professionalism, care and even the financial consideration we passed two other clinics close by on our way to them; two cars in one, three in the other but pet parents were parking in any space they could find at this clinic. It was super busy. Love this clinic, the vet techs and the vets.

    Wanda J

    Thank you, Dr. Amanda, for understanding. Thank you for helping me know I made the right choice to let my sweet Eeep go and not let her suffer. I couldn't have asked for a more peaceful passing, and I'm truly grateful that I only waited a few short, (but understandably agonizing) minutes. I was also charged less than expected.

    Pamela B

    We love all the Doctors and staff at Karns Animal Clinic!!!! We have four animals, one with special needs and they have provided excellent care throughout the years! Thank you for all your care and compassion!Jake, Molly, Jambo and Gracie Mae💗

    Lisa L

    I highly recommend Karns Animal Clinic. They have been great with me and my mastiffs and my quirky holistic approaches. Halia was spayed today and was treated well, her incision looks the best I’ve ever seen and their fees are very reasonable.

    Kelli A. C

    We had to have an emergency C-section yesterday with our Bull Terrier. The staff, as usual were absolutely amazing! Special thanks to Ivey for being so sweet, working so hard with the pups and bringing me picture updates throughout the morning! If you’re looking for a veterinary office that truly cares about you and your fur babies, look no further!

    Rosalie C

    The most amazing staff. We had to put our sweet boy Rudy down on Wednesday, and they were so kind and sympathetic. It was so hard losing our beautiful fur baby. They were gentle and compassionate, even after he took his final breath . Thank you for the beautiful card you sent to us, in his memory . They let us spend plenty of time before and after. I highly recommend this wonderful place to anyone who has fur babies .

    Donna C

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Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm are first come first serve only, and 1:30pm-5:30pm by appointments only. Saturday by appointments only.

Knoxville Office


8:00 am-6:00 pm

Walk in: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Appointments: 1:30 - 5:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm

Walk in: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Appointments: 1:30 - 5:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm

Walk in: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Appointments: 1:30 - 5:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm

Walk in: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Appointments: 1:30 - 5:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm

Walk in: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Appointments: 1:30 - 5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

Appointments: 8:00 am - 11:30 am