Dr. Katherine Thigpin Dr. Katherine Thigpin obtained her doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and joined the staff at Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital. In 2002, Dr. Thigpin began raising dairy goats and got "hooked!" Since that time she has been treating small ruminant patients (goats, sheep, alpaca, lama) at her barn in Sale Creek. Retiring from Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital after 32 years, she is now enjoying expanding her own practice utilizing "state of the art" equipment and methods in Sale Creek. Dr. Thigpin has additional certification in Veterinary Forensic Science through the University of Florida. She has extensive experience in cancer treatment, ultrasonography, and ophthalmology.
Dr. Thigpin enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of animals with others. She is available for presentations at conferences and group meetings. Since 2007, Dr. Thigpin has taught a variety of science courses to groups of homeschool students. Dr. Thigpin and her husband Keith have two sons, Brian and Allen. Dr. Gussack Dr. Gussack worked as a veterinary assistant for 10 years before graduating from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She and her husband returned to the Chattanooga area and in 2011 she started her own practice, Vet2Go Housecalls. When she is not working she enjoys gardening, knitting, reading and cooking and playing with her cats, dogs and goats. Jessica Sellars Jessica is our resident crazy cat lady and has been in veterinary medcine since 2014. She is originally from South Florida but is much happier in Soddy Daisy, TN. Jessica has 6 cats, a snake, and 2 dogs. She has started her career as a manager and has found a new love for goats and other small ruminants while being here at Sale Creek Veterinary Services. Jessica co-owns Daisy Creek Dairy with Dr. Thigpin. Jennifer Broome Jennifer has been working in the veterinary field for 20+ years. She began working for Sale Creek on a part time basis shortly after its inception. Jennifer lives on Lewis Chapel Mountain and is married with 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and her dogs. Her favorite things to do are go to the beach, go on adventures with the grandkids, and spend time with her friends and family. Pennie Hendrick A graduate of Oglethorpe University has had the good fortune to live in Cheverly, Maryland, Verona, Italy, Alexandra, Virginia, the Panama Canal Zone and Atlanta, Georgia before coming to Dayton Tennessee. Pennie has spent most of her life in the dance world as a classical ballerina, teacher, choreographer, and owner of To the Pointe Creative Dance.
After being able to follow her dream in the dance world, Pennie retired from that profession, moved to Dayton, Tennessee, and now has a small farm. Her farm consists of goats, donkeys, cows, a llama, turkeys, ducks, peafowl, chickens, guineas, a few cats, and a plethora of dogs. Debbie Gordon Debbie has moved here from Pennsylvania with her mom and step dad. She and her husband have 5 kids (ages 3-15 years old), and her family lives on New Hope Alpaca Farm with 10 alpacas, 5 dogs, 7 chickens, a rooster, and 2 guinea fowl! In her free time she loves to crotchets hats and other wool items with her alpaca fiber. Harley Snyder Harley grew up in the Red Bank area and moved to Mcdonald, TN 2 years ago with her fiance, Cody. She loves spending time taking care of her mini farm and fishing on the weekends. Harley has a zebu cow and bull, 2 horses, a mini jack, 7 dogs, 4 ducks, and 2 goats! McKenzie Morgan McKenzie has been working with animals since May of 2019. She lives in Soddy Daisy with her husband, 6 cats and her dog. She is currently taking classes at Chattanooga State Community College and wants to get into the Veterinary Technician program. Her favorite activities include cat cuddles while watching her favorite TV shows, as well as playing video games. Halee Halee was born and raised in the Chattanooga area. She graduated with a bachelor of science from UTC and is now studying through Penn Foster to pursue her dream of being a Veterinary Technician. In her down time she likes to hike with her pup, spend time with her family and friends, and cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs! Morgan Richmond Veterinary Intern Morgan has lived in Tennessee her whole life, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with bachelor degrees, in Animal Science and Wildlife Health. And is now a 3rd year veterinary student at St. George’s University, in Grenada, West Indies where her and her husband have enjoyed living the island life. She has always had a passion for animals, working with her dogs, goats, chickens, donkeys, and horses on her family farm in Ooltawah Tennessee. And cannot wait to finish her last year of school and be practicing herself.