Middle Valley Animal Hospital

At Middle Valley Animal Hospital, we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet’s overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment.

  • Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Kevin Ade

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Ade obtained his veterinary degree at Auburn University and if you give him half a chance he will tell you all about it! He began his career at Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital in 1978, thus embarking on a long and successful partnership with Dr. George Scorey. Dr. Ade lives on a farm with his wife, Sarah and has three grown daughters, Larkin, Lee and Mary Howard and he also has 7 grandchildren who refer to him as "Kevdawg."
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1978
  • Dr. Debra Hester

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Hester obtained her DVM from University of Georgia in 1990 and has worked at Ashland Terrace and Middle Valley ever since. She is co-owner of Veterinary Ultrasound Associates with Dr. Kathy Thigpin and enjoys doing screenings for the pet therapy program at Siskin and TC Thompson children’s hospitals. She lives on a small farm in Ringgold with her husband, Bill, and many pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
  • Dr. Tonya Campbell

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Campbell graduated from Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and joined us in March 2008. She and her husband, Mike, enjoy jogging, biking and taking care of their twin boys! They also have 3 dogs, and 2 cats, Winner Winner & Chicken Dinner.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Dr. Jana Long

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Long is originally from Huntsville, Alabama, but has called Chattanooga her home since 2003. While attending Auburn University, she received her Bachelor's degree in Zoology and then obtained her Veterinary degree in 2003. When not at work, she enjoys spending time hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities with her husband, Stephen, and their sons, Bryce and Jace. They have 2 dogs, a black lab mix Martha, a chocolate lab Sammie, and 3 cats, Frank, Captain, and Turbp.  Dr. Long is also very active in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
  • Dr. Emily Blackwell

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Blackwell started work at Middle Valley in May 2012. She is a Chattanooga native who moved back home after she graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Prior to attending veterinary school , she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from Montreat College in North Carolina. She and her husband, Robie, have a beautiful daughter, Josephine, and two sons, Caleb and Joshua.  Dr. Blackwell is very active in rescue work, she helps with our Angel Fund to raise money and re-home strays.  Which would explain her 3 dogs;  Charlie, Chuck, Ladybug, and long time "foster" Nina. She also has 2 cats, Andy and Dottie.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    UT College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Kendall Flynt

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Flynt is originally from New Orleans, but has moved across the south. She attended Hunting College in Montgomery, AL where she received her Bachelors Degree. She received her DVM from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May 2012. She then joined our practice in June 2012.  She and her husband, Rob,  share their home with their beautiful daughters, Reagan and Madison.  They have a 3 legged dog Maddox, and 2 cats Fancy and Milo.  Dr. Flynt is one of our new owners, ans is currently practicing at our sister hospital Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital, but will always have a home with us here at Middle Valley.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    University of Georga College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Hanie Elfenbein

    Dr. Hanie Elfenbein graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined us here at Middle Valley in May of 2018, and also helps at our sister hospital, Ashland Terrace.  Her medical philosophy centers around the pet as part of the family and working within that relationship to resolve medical issues and strengthen the human-animal bond.  Dr. Elfenbein also holds a Ph.D in Animal Behavior.  Understanding that there may be a non-medical cause for disease plays a key role in her practice.  In her spare time Dr. Elfenbein enjoys backpacking, paddle boarding, and playing with her crazy dog Loki.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Lorraine

    Office Professional
    Lorraine has been with Middle Valley and Ashland Terrace since 1989 and is in charge of human resources and staff development and training. She intimately understands all aspects of hospital operations and we depend on her to fill in as needed when she is not bogged down with her primary responsibilities.  Lorraine recently became one of our new owners, and now splits her time between here and Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital. She and husband, Marc, have two daughters, Marissa and Sarah, and one son, Mason. They also have a Australian Shepard mix, Minnie that she rescued from our Angel Fund, and 3 cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1989
  • Jessica

    LVMT
    Jessica started with us in May of 2012 after dabbling in many other careers and eventually getting her veterinary technician license from Chattanooga State. She has become one of our surgical technicians and our technician supervisor. She lives with her two beloved dogs, Arlo and Harvey, and 2 cats Halibut and Leroy Gregory. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Chattanooga State Veterinary Technology
  • Nicole

    LVMT
    Nicole joined us in June 2009 after leaving Connecticut to live in Chattanooga.  She graduated from the veterinary technology program at Chattanooga State. She is our head surgical tech, and also helps with our Angel Fund by raising money and helping re-home stray animals.  She enjoys spending time with her husband Jordan, and their adorable sons, Silas and Sawyer  She has 4 dogs: Pineapple, Cassie, Harley, and Trixie.  She also has 5 entertaining kitties: Miley, Oliver, Missy, Doug and Diesel.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Chattanooga State
  • Meagan

    LVMT
    She started with us in Feburary of 2014. She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from Chattanooga State in May 2013. She enjoys spending time with her husband Josh, and their adorable son Tristan. She recently purchased her own home so she could acquire a few more animals, her dog Roger, and 2 rescue cats Forrest and Jenny.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 09, 2014
    Education:
    Chattanoga State
  • Jake

    LVMT

    Jake started working with us in August 2012.  He graduated from the veterinary technology program at Chattanooga State in May 2014. He has 6 dogs, 4 horses, a donkey, and a conure (bird).

    Years in Practice:
    May 13, 2013
    Education:
    Chattanooga State Veterinary Technology
  • Betty

    Assistant
    Betty has been at Middle Valley since 1995 and she has worked with animals since 1985. Her biggest source of pride is her beautiful daughter and precious grandchildren. Betty has four dogs, and one cat making for a full house on Signal Mountain.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
  • Wendy

    Assistant
    Wendy moved to Tennessee in 2013 from South Florida, and started with us in August of 2014.  She has three daughters, and five beautiful grandchildren with her husband Jim.  They currently live in Soddy Daisy with their Aussie Andi.  They also have three cats Harper Lee, Scout and Maci.  Wendy loves spending her free time traveling to see her grandkids, baking, and loving on her fosters.  She volunteers for pet placement center and helps bottle feed kittens!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Jessica M.

    Assistant/ Receptionist 
    Jessica has been with us since April 2007 as a receptionist. In 2009, she became Dr. Hesters' personal assistant and does a fantastic job keeping up with all of her ultrasounds. She also helps out as a receptionist when needed. She has a son, Carter, and her rescue pup, Vada.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
  • Mandy

    Certified Assistant

    Mandy started with us in September of 2013 starting in the kennel, but over the past year has become a certified assistant.  Her and her husband, Paul have 3 children: Makayla, Adam, and Bethany. They also have 4 dogs; Hero, Aslan, Pebbles, and Deacon.  They also have 3 cats: Piper, Phoebe, Prue, and Penelope.  

     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Gib

    Assistant
    Gib joined us in the summer of 2008 as an exam room assistant.  He graduated from Red Bank High School and has a dog, Truman, and 3 cats, Yo-Yo, Tubby and Baby Cat.  Gib helps us out a lot and enjoys all pets, especially birds!
    Gib also enjoys rowing in his spare time.
  • Angie

    Inventory Manager
    She started with us in August 2014. She has worked in the veterinary field for 30 years! She recently made the switch from technician to our inventory manager, and shes doing a fantastic job. She and her husband, Roger, live on a small farm in Dunlap. They have 2 children: Lexi and Austin, 3 grandchildren, 3 dogs and 3 cats. In her spare time she enjoys trail riding.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 09, 2014
  • Suzanne

    Office Manager/Receptionist
    Suzanne has been a receptionist at Middle Valley since October of 1998. She spends her spare time with husband, Mike, and their furry and feathered children. A spoiled rotten schnauzer, Crockett that rules the house and a super-smart African Gray Parrot, Rebael.  In their spare time they enjoy camping.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
  • Leslie

    Office Manager/Receptionist
    Leslie has been with Middle Valley since 2003 as a receptionist. She has a daughter, Britni, and loves to be called Le-Le by her two grandsons, Leon and Ryder. She has 3 dogs: Shade, Bella, and Beretta and 2 cats Polly and Weezie. She recently started her own photography business "Cool Frames Photography", which is going great! If you couldn't tell or don't know her she LOVES penguins and collects them as well.  She was recently married to Tim, who is so great to her!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
  • Mitzi

    Mitzi

    Boarding/Grooming Receptionist
    Mitzi has been with Middle Valley since April 2002 and is in charge of our boarding facilities. She enjoys meeting with clients and considers it a privilege to take care of your pets. Mitzi says that working at Middle Valley is great because she learns something new every day! Her hobbies include sewing, traveling, and spending time with her two boys, Josh and Jonah, and her multitude of pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
  • Cindy

    Grooming Professional
    Cindy has been grooming since 1990 and loves it! She opened Pampered Pets Day Spa at Middle Valley in 1998 as a full service grooming facility. Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, her daughter Danielle, and her many many Dobermans, and her five Anglo-Arab show horses. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
  • Ellie

    Grooming Professional
    Ellie has been with us since August of 2000! She works in the grooming department.  She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Matt of 19 years, and their two beautiful children, Allie and Aden.  They have 3 basset hounds; Clyde, Shelby, and Wilbur.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Patty

    Kennel Technician
    Patty has been working in the kennel since July 2006.  She spends her free time with her husband, Leroy.  They enjoy camping with their 3 horses, and their 3 dogs; Pheonix, Tinkerbell, and Foxy.  They have 4 children, and 13 grandchildren.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Jessica Blanton

    Kennel Technician
    Jessica joined our kennel team in 2019, and has been a great addition to our practice! Jessica grew up in a small town called Rockwood.  She has a 2 year old Mini Australian Shepard, Jupiter, and recently added the cutest cattle dog, Koda.  She is currently attending Chattanooga State to become a veterinary technician.  She loves taking care of all of the animals here at Middle Valley!
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 10, 2019
  • Sara Foley

    Receptionist/ Inventory Assistant
    Sara joined our team in November 2014.  She has worked in almost all departments from kennel, to reception, to grooming, and now helping take care of our inventory.  She has two furbabies at home that keep her busy, Izzy and Vader who are frequent fliers here at Middle Valley.  She also has a cat Cosmo that she just loves!
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 10, 2019