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. 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.
Emily H. Office Manager
Emily started here as a child. She would play with the animals while her dad, Dr. Butler, saw patients. As time went on she progressed to working at the front desk and then management. When “Doc” passed away, Emily stayed on as Office Manager for Doctors Frank and Meg. With her two daughters grown, she dotes on her Frenchie, Bruno, instead.
Karen Lead Surgical Technician
Karen is our lead surgical technician. Having worked at the clinic for 29 years, she has experience under the Davis’s and Dr. Butler. Karen and her two dogs and two cats live on a farm outside of Knoxville. She is often called the clinic “cat whisperer” because of her ability to calm nervous kitties.