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.

Becky Bailey


Dr. Bailey graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, and joined our Appalachian Animal Hospital team in 2017. She enjoys all aspects of being a Veterinarian, but has a special interest in dentistry and general surgery. Dr. Bailey shares her home with her husband, Jeff, and their farm family of two Akbash guardian dogs, a very keen Border Collie, 6 horses, a donkey, and a flock of sheep.

Birdwatching has taken them to many parts of the world!

She enjoys riding her horses in her free time, playing with the dogs, and pampering all the animals on the farm.

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, a sweet mixed breed dog named Costa, and a loyal Blue Heeler named Wrangler. She and her husband, Bradley, enjoy time on the water and playing cornhole.


  • Tammy
  • Moriah
  • Ashley
  • Koty
  • Miranda
  • Caroline
  • Kathy

Vet Assistants:

  • Chloe
  • Vanessa
  • Halie
  • Hassie
  • Leann
  • Erica
  • Penny
  • Amber
  • Bri

Licensed Veterinary Technicians:

  • Robin – Assistant Practice Manager
  • Ashley – Surgery Coordinator

Kennel Assistants:

  • Leann
  • Erica
  • Karrah
  • Makina
  • Gracie
  • Emily

Practice Manager:

  • Glinda