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Founded in 1975 by Dr. James Sternberg, Powell Animal Hospital is a long-standing and well-known part of the Knoxville, Knox county, and Powell communities. Through the years, the hospital has grown and changed with the surrounding area. We've continued to expand and improve in an effort to meet and exceed the expectations of our wonderful clients. As we look to the future, Doctors  Haig, Peterson, and Carr hope to continue the tradition of excellence for which our hospital has always been known.

We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with specialists and the University of Tennessee when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house digital x-ray capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels with outdoor walking areas. Our web page includes access to your pet's vaccine reminders and our on-line store as well as other features.

At Powell Animal Hospital we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

Sue Martin


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Denise Davis


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Donna McKelvey

Animal Caretaker

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Dr. Janell Peterson

Dr. Peterson has been living in the Knoxville area since starting her undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee in 1995. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Peterson fulfilled her goal of becoming a veterinarian when she graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Following graduation, she continued her training by completing a year-long internship at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Indiana. She moved back to Tennessee in the summer of 2004 and started her job at Powell Animal Hospital, where she has been ever since.  She lives in Powell with her husband and twin boys (born in March 2008), where they enjoy being part of a small community. 

Dr. Catherine L. Carr

Dr. Carr grew up in Connecticut and attended undergraduate school at Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania. She received a BS in electrical engineering and had the opportunity to study biomedical systems. After working for several years in Pennsylvania, she decided to attend veterinary school, pursuing her love of medicine and animals. Dr. Carr graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and has been practicing in Knoxville since graduation. She lives in Fountain City with her husband, Eric, and their two young daughters. Maisy, a standard poodle, and Ty, a rescued cat, add to the liveliness of their home. Dr. Carr enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, hiking, and cooking.

Dr. Thom Haig

Dr Haig graduated from Purdue University in 1975. He worked for Uncle Sam in the US Army in Texas, Virginia and Germany. His last duty in Germany included over 250 working dogs and the personal pets of over 50,000 GIs. He also has had hospitals in Las Vegas and Minden, NV. His last practice grew to 8 veterinarians, over 50 staff, and was open 7 days a week.
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Powell Animal Hospital


205 Star Mountain Way Powell, TN 37849

Clinic Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 7:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM - 5:00PM