Appalachian Animal Hospital

Welcome To Appalachian Animal Hospital

Appalachian Animal Hospital is pleased to serve Piney Flats, TN and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide you and your pets with the best veterinary experience possible.

At Appalachian Animal Hospital, everyone is considered a leader and an integral member of the health care delivery team. Every day at Appalachian Animal Hospital, it is our friendly team’s responsibility to help make your veterinary experience a positive one to ensure that both you and your pet are at ease. In addition to mandatory veterinary knowledge and training, our team is selected for kindness, compassion, patience, professionalism, integrity, and agility.

We are here for you, we are here for your pet, and we are your neighborhood’s favorite vet. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (423) 538-8119 to request your pet’s appointment!


The pets we care for and their families are important to us. We recognize that not all pets are happy to visit us and we want to do everything we can to make everyone more comfortable and relieve some of their stress. Our goal is to provide a more enjoyable, less stressful experience for pets and parents alike. We are taking steps in all areas of our hospital to help improve the way you both feel during a visit with us.

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!

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Our mission is to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our doctors and staff believe that preventive medicine and client education are the two cornerstones of your pet’s happy and healthy lifestyle.

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Karen P. Stone


Dr. Stone graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After living in Chicago for a year, she moved to northeast Tennessee and soon opened AAH on April 1st, 1995. And due to popular demand, she completed a major remodel including the expansion of the bunkhouse in 2004. She is from England. Her animal family includes 4 dogs and 3 cats.

Dr. Sam

Dr. Sam joined our team in June 2023. She is originally from East Tennessee, where she attended East Tennessee State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in 2010.

She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, and worked in middle Tennessee at a mixed animal practice for 4 years. In 2018, Dr. Sam moved back home to work on dogs, cats, and bunny rabbits. Her special interests include Veterinary Dentistry, Nutrition, Soft Tissue Surgery, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Preventative Care for your fur babies. Dr. Sam has a 3-legged cat named Olive, and a sweet mixed-breed dog named Costa. She enjoys time on the water and playing cornhole.

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