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About Seymour Veterinary Clinic

Seymour Veterinary Clinic - Seymour, TN

We Care About Your Pets

When it comes to your pets, you can trust with confidence the Seymour Veterinary Clinic. Since 1977, our doctors have cared for Seymour families through veterinary services, community building, and exceptional treatment to our four-legged patients. Our clinic is staffed by compassionate professionals focused on providing unequivocal pet care in a relaxed environment for you and your animal. With more than forty years of experience, the Seymour Veterinary Clinic team are tried and true specialists, whose goal is the safekeeping of our small animal patients.

Our Goal is Simple.

Your pets are our priority. Whether routine check-ups, pet exams, surgery, or boarding, you can trust the Seymour Veterinary Clinic for all your pet’s needs. We offer a simple selection of services to include:

  • Wellness Checkups
  • Exams
  • Surgical Services
  • Specialty Services

By overseeing each step, we help provide a happy, healthy life for your dog or cat. Preventative maintenance, early detection, and building a relationship with our patients and their owners, allows our staff to get to know your pet to recognize issues before they become problematic.

We know your pet is family.

The Seymour Veterinary Clinic treats each dog and cat with respect and gentleness through reliable service. If you are in Knoxville, Sevierville, or Seymour TN, our promise is exceptional care that you can trust. When your pet needs care, you can expect the best treatment from our five doctors and compassionate staff. Your pets have found a second family in the Seymour Veterinary Clinic.

OUR TEAM

Stephanie Akers DVM

Stephanie Akers, DVM, Medical Director

Dr. Stephanie Akers has lived and breathed animals since she was a child. She was born and raised in Virginia, starting with competitive horseback riding and pet sitting in elementary school. She graduated with honors and a B.S. in Animal & Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. On graduating, she moved to Florida, where she worked in an arthritis research laboratory at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where she soon was accepted to school. She had the opportunity through her vet school career to work with a wide variety of species, including sea turtles, rhinos, manatees, and giraffes. Following her work in Mexico and Grand Cayman, she graduated Cum Laude from UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.
After graduating, Dr. Akers transitioned from mixed animal practice to small animal exclusive practice. “I fell in love with working with clients whose pets are a part of their family.” Dr. Akers moved to Tennessee in 2016, and more recently spent two years in emergency medicine at the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga. She has found a special passion for working with geriatric pets, having lost three 16+ year old pets during COVID. She also enjoys surgery, arthritis management, and internal medicine.
Dr. Stephanie and her husband were thrilled with the arrival of their first child in April 2021. Since the loss of her “oldies” (but goodies!), she has adopted two orange tabbies – full brothers named “Saturn” and “Mars.” She loves everything outdoors – hiking, camping, gardening, and kayaking.

Mica Bentley DVM

Mica Bentley, DVM

Dr. Bentley graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Since that time, she has been practicing in Sevier County and at Seymour Veterinary Clinic since 1985. All aspects veterinary medicine and surgery, along with great clients, continues to fuel her passion for her work.  

 

Aside from work, she loves trail riding and camping with her horses. She has three gated horses, Stormy and Lacey are her riding horses, and Cadillac is for her three granddaughters to ride. She also has two dogs, Bandit and Sandy, and three cats, Patches, Spooky and Blue.

Seymour Veterinary Clinic

Laura Christian, DVM

Laura Christian grew up in Knoxville and graduated from Bearden High School. She began her veterinary career in high school while volunteering at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary medicine during summer vacation. Laura then graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Biology. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002 from the University of Tennessee and has been working at Seymour Veterinary Clinic since graduation.

Dr. Christian enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery but has a special interest in dentistry and preventive medicine. In her spare time, Laura enjoys hanging out with her two rescued greyhounds and four spoiled house cats. She also enjoys gardening, baking, and watching movies

Dr. English

Christie English, DVM

Dr. English first gained interest in veterinary medicine during her senior year at Maryville High School while volunteering at the Blount County Animal Center. She then attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a Pre-veterinary concentration and Biology minor. After undergrad she went on to the vet school program at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She adores small dogs and cats, and she has a sweet Jack Russell Terrier named Doodle. Outside of work she loves beaches, karaoke, swimming, dancing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Heather Lollar DVM

Heather Lollar, DVM

Dr. Lollar has known she wanted to be a veterinarian since elementary school. She graduated from Maryville High School and continued on to the University of Tennessee earning a BS in Agriculture with an Animal Science major. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in both Blount and Sevier counties for the past 15 years. 

Many of her clients and staff refer to her as the Chihuahua Whisperer as she takes a special interest in this breed, especially the ones with a big personality. Outside of caring for her patients, Dr. Lollar enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and extended family and friends. Dr. Lollar has three chihuahuas (Greatta Jean, Hazel Jane, and Gus), a Pomeranian mix named Chase, two cats (Henley and Hudson) and a bearded dragon named Jim. Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, running, camping, and cheering for all the UT sports teams. Go Vols!