Meet Our Team

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Andrew D. Skelley

Dr. Andrew Skelley was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. He earned his DVM from The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He worked in small animal medicine in central Illinois, and then downtown Knoxville for a few years before purchasing Emory Animal Hospital in 1997. Dr. Skelley enjoys practicing medicine and surgery for dogs and cats, as well as a variety of exotic pets at Emory Animal Hospital. In his spare time, Dr. Skelley enjoys participating in all sorts of outdoor activities with his wife, Kelly Marie.


Practice Manager

If you don’t see Kim when you enter our hospital, then you will probably see Pam. As manager she makes our hospital run smoothly, so we can focus on better serving our patients. Pam is originally from the Halls/Powell area, and holds over 20 years of experience in business accounting. She is mother to 3 children, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 rabbits. Most of Pam’s pets are rescues, and her passions include promoting shelter adoption, pet rescue work, and rabbits.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry
General & Cosmetic Dentistry


Chief Patient Care Coordinator

Kim has lived in the Knoxville area her entire life, and has been with Emory Animal Hospital since 2001. She is married, mother to 4 children, and grandmother to 9. Kim is usually the first person you will speak with when calling or visiting Emory Animal Hospital. She has a vast knowledge of the medical conditions that can affect our animal companions, and enjoys assisting with any questions you may have. Kim has a Boxer dog named Kady, and a cat named Skeeter. In her spare time, Kim enjoys the outdoors and spending time at the ball field with her family.


Head Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician

Emilie earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Technology from Lincoln Memorial University. She is a Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT). Emilie loves working at Emory Animal Hospital and providing care for the wonderful variety of pets seen daily. Emilie and her husband have a son named Shawn, as well as 5 dogs and 4 cats. In her spare time, Emilie enjoys watching movies, shopping, playing games with her family, and fishing with her husband.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry
General & Cosmetic Dentistry


Veterinary Assistant

Tabatha is originally from Johnson City, TN, where she gained 3 years of experience in small animal practice before joining us at Emory Animal Hospital in 2019. Tabatha is currently working toward earning her LVMT (Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician) with San Juan College of Veterinary Technology. Tabatha enjoys providing compassionate care to all of our patients. Tabatha and her husband have a daughter, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 turtles. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring beautiful outdoor Tennessee with her family and pets.


Veterinary Assistant

Dana had been in the veterinary industry for 13 years, primarily in the areas of emergency and surgery. She graduated from Bethel College in 2008, with a B.S. in Biology, minoring in environmental studies. She enjoys doing wildlife rehab, fishing, cosplay, and hanging out with her pets and boyfriend in her spare time.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry
General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Rachal Bean

Rachal has worked in the veterinary industry for 25 years. She and her husband have 3 sons, and a wide variety of pets. When not at work she enjoys being on the lake spending time with her family. She is also active in a local rescue for "vintage" dogs.

Kylah Ledgerwood

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kylah has been working at EAH since June 2020. She graduated from LMU and was licensed in 2022. She has 4 daschunds and 1 cat, and in her free time enjoys rock climbing and crocheting.

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Ricky Bobby

Night Watchman

Ricky Bobby came to us as an injured stray kitten in 2013. He quickly warmed our hearts and became our resident mascot and clinic cat. Although you may not see him when you visit us, he does make appearances occasionally on social media, and enjoys keeping watch in the front window after hours. Ricky Bobby loves us very much, but would truly love to find a home to call his own. He is currently seeking a home as an only cat (mellow dogs or other pets would be ok), in a home with no young children. He would thrive best in an environment where he can receive lots of attention and treats (he told us to mention the treats part!) Just let us know if you would like to arrange a meet-and-greet with Ricky Bobby!

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