Our Team


Stephanie Myers, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Stephanie Myers graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Psychology and received her DVM from Oklahoma State University. She joined Lenoir City Animal Clinic, PC in 1994. She is married, has two daughters, and a loving but crazy Boston Terrier named Annie. Professional interests include dermatology, cardiology, and geriatric medicine. Out of the office, Dr. Myers enjoys hiking, traveling, and sporting events with her family.


Thomas Bradbury, DVM

Dr. Thomas Bradbury graduated from The University of Tennessee and joined Lenoir City Animal Clinic in 1979. He and his wife Kimber, have 2 adult daughters and one granddaughter. We love Panda, Oodle, Gucci, Littleman, Chanel #5, and Katrina, our six fur children. Professional interests include medicine, surgery, and imaging. Hobbies are golfing, hiking, Tennessee sports and traveling.

Dr. Shelby White

Shelby White, DVM

Dr. Shelby White graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with BA in Animal Science and received DVM from Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Shelby always knew she wanted to work with animals, and fell in love with veterinary medicine in high school. At that time she began working as a veterinary assistant and continued until starting veterinary school. She is married with a baby boy on the way, and has six fur children: Finn, Bertie Sue, Remi, Chip, Frank, and Twerp. Professional interests include surgery, dermatology, and medicine. When not at work she enjoys visiting with family and friends, going to sporting events, and Jeep rides.


Barry Gordon, DVM - FOUNDER (retired)

Dr. Barry Gordon graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in 1968 and received his DVM from Auburn University in 1973. He started Lenoir City Animal Clinic in 1978. He and his wife Sherry have a son, daughter and two grandsons. In his free time. he loves visiting the kids and playing with Bentley, his shelter adopted fur child.


Karen Gillum, DVM

Dr. Karen Gillum joined our LCAC family as a part-time relief Veterinarian to further support our patients and clients.

Dr. Gillum grew up in Marysville, Tennessee, where she dreamt of being a veterinarian during her childhood. She is known for her passion and love of dogs and cats, which directly translates into her commitment to compassionate healthcare. Dr. Gillum is recognized for having research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

When not saving pet lives, Dr. Gillum can be found enjoying a book or volunteering through her church.

Our Veterinary Support Team


Misty Wilson – Practice Manager

Misty Wilson has been a LCAC staff member since 1995. She is the Office Manager of LCAC. A Loudon native, when she’s not at work, you can find Misty either on the lake, on a hike, with loved ones and her fur kids, or performing volunteer work with a local animal rescue. Every football Saturday though, she will be passionately cheering on her favorite SEC football team (we won’t tell you which one!).

Misty has one human child, Zack, a grandson Izaak, Alex an African Grey and two amazing canine children, Logan, Rudy, Beefy and Alex the bird.

She loves her job and her clients/patients. Her friends would describe her as one of the most caring, compassionate and biggest hearted people, but if you ask her she will tell you that she is the lucky one to be part of such an amazing team.


Debe Jenkins – Receptionist

Debe Jenkins is one of the first smiling faces you’ll encounter at Lenoir City Animal Clinic. Between her friendly personality & bubbly antics, she’ll be sure to brighten your day. Originally from Chicago, but will proudly brag about becoming a “Reborn Rebel” after her many years of calling TN home. When she’s not assisting our clients, she enjoys spending time with her daughters & church family. Her love for animals & passion for helping others makes her an asset to our team.


Deborah Vincent – Receptionist

Deborah is a receptionist who loves animals, and has a toy poodle and a parlor panther who grace her home. She has lived all over the U. S. , but has spent almost 30 years in Florida. She has 2 children and a granddaughter who reside in the sunny state of Florida. When not answering the phones and taking care of clients she loves spending time in the mountains and working on her crafts.


Deb Ray – Receptionist

Deb brings over 19 years of experience in the veterinary field to the LCAC team, which she joined in 2021.

The favorite part of her job is extending education opportunities to clients and meeting their four-legged babies. She is a mom to her dog, Shandy, and a rescued cat named Loki. In her free time, Deb can be found enjoying kayaking, fishing, or even riding her motorcycle!


Nancy Merrell – Receptionist

Nancy joined the LCAC family in the Summer of 2021. Originally from Louisiana, she has been in Tennessee for about 8 years now and very much misses her favorite food spot: Cajun Country!

Nancy has considered herself an animal lover her whole life and is mom to a 5-year-old Pit mix, Rook, who lives like the king he thinks he is. She spends time volunteering with horses at STAR, a therapeutic horse riding academy.

Her interests include college football (LSU's team specifically). During her free time, Nancy can be found enjoying long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and reading.

Brittany Hopson

Brittany Hopson – Lead Assistant

Brittany Hopson joined the LCAC staff in 2018. She started her career in the animal field at a young age along side of her aunt who is a veterinarian in Nashville, TN. It started off with helping out at her aunt's clinic every summer then turned into her career and passion. She hopes to further her education in the animal field and one day become a veterinarian.

When she’s not working her favorite things to do are adventure to anything with water, hike, spend time with friends/family, ice skate, and hangout with her fur babies.

Tori Alexander

Tori Alexander – Veterinarian Assistant

Tori is a native of Roane County. She is an avid animal lover and advocate. When not working she loves to spend free time reading and hanging out with family. She co-owns ToBro Bath Co. which is a local small business in Roane County. Tori joined the LCAC staff in May of 2012.

Christine Bray

Christine Bray – Veterinarian Assistant

Christine is a Loudon County native and has been a member of the LCAC team since September 2017. She is an avid animal and nature lover. In her spare time, she loves to adventure and spend time with her family and friends.

Joella Payne

Joella Payne – Veterinarian Assistant

Joella has been with LCAC since 2014. She thoroughly enjoys feeding, caring for all the fur babies and cleaning. Always eager to learn from and assist the assistants and doctors. She and her husband live in Lenoir City. They have two children and a daughter-in-law.

When not working, she loves being with family and camping with her fur babies.

Madison Oody

Madison Oody – Veterinarian Assistant

Madison graduated from Lenoir City High School in 2019. She lives with her parents and her two dogs, Zoe and Sadie. She loves working at the clinic, helping coworkers, and taking care of the animals.

In her free time, she enjoys visiting with neighbors and taking her dogs for a stroll.

Magena Straight

Magena Straight – Veterinarian Assistant

Magena moved to Tennessee October 2020. She has loved helping animals since she was little. When not at work She loves being outside kayaking, riding her horse, or spending time with her two dogs and bunny! She hopes to further her education and earn her license as a veterinary technician.


Alexa Walker – Veterinarian Assistant

Alexa moved to Tennessee in August 2020, from South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her family and animal crew when she isn’t working at LCAC. Her favorite pass time is watching movies while cuddled up with her dogs.


Ollie Warrensford – Veterinarian Assistant

Ollie recently moved from Pensacola, Florida to East Tennessee. They hope to make a difference in their community through helping pets in need and volunteering at local charities.

In their free time, Ollie can be found in the Smokey Mountains walking trails with their chihuahua, Pippa. Ollie loves teaching cool new tricks not only to Pippa, but to their cat, Breadcrumb, too!


Alyssa Sanders – Veterinarian Assistant

Alyssa has a deep passion for animals of all kinds and enjoys spending time with her family, including her fur babies and reptiles.


Amanda Kinser – Veterinarian Assistant

Amanda has loved taking care of pets for as long as she can remember; not only does she have a dog of her own, but four cats, too! She believes the most enjoyable part of the veterinary career is getting to know different species of animals and their unique personalities.

In her spare time, Amanda spends time with her two wonderful children, or often enjoys hiking and light photography.


is a mother of 2 wonderful children. I have 1 dog and 4 cats. In my spare time I like to go for hikes and take pictures. I love taking care of pets and getting to know them


Megan DeNoyer – Veterinarian Assistant

A proud veteran of the United States Navy, Megan served as an Electrician aboard DDG 77 USS O'Kane out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She attended Grossmont College and obtained her degree in Social and Behavioral Science.

Upon graduating from High School and College, she knew her love for animals would always emerge. After working for VCA Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant for several years, she moved back to Tennessee and joined the Lenoir City Animal Clinic team in July 2021.

During her free time, she enjoys being with her family, riding four-wheelers and motorcycles, fishing, camping, and traveling the country.


Kayla Rice – Veterinary Assistant

Growing up, Kayla had the opportunity to explore her passion for animals alongside her grandmother, who was a veterinary technician. She has a house full of animals!

She grew up both in South Carolina and Oregon, and moved to Tennessee in September of 2021. During her free time, Kayla enjoys exploring the beautiful state and being outdoors.


Emily Cash – Veterinary Assistant

Emily graduated from Roane County High in 2018 and attended Roane State Community College, where she received an Associates Degree in Biochemistry in 2020. Then, she attended and graduated from King University in 2022 where she received a Bachelors in Biochemistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine track.

Emily has always had a passion for caring for animals and a dream of attending veterinary school. During her free time, she can be found on the lake, laying by the pool, and hanging out with friends and family. She finds the most purpose in helping people and animals.

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KRISTEN HILL – Veterinary Assistant

With an upbringing in Farragut, Kristen recently moved back to the area with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

With a passion and love for animals that started in childhood, Kristen started working officially with dogs and cats five years ago. She had experience in all aspects of animal care including canine and feline rescue, dog behavior and psychology, and dog training.

During her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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