Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital

1727 Schaeffer Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932


Our Doctors


Ashley Mays, D.V.M. 

Dr. Mays has always called East Tennessee home and began working in local veterinary clinics at 16 years old. She attended Anderson County High School and graduated in 2001. Dr. Mays was accepted into veterinary school early, while attending the University of Tennessee for undergraduate studies. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After 2 years of practice, Dr. Mays found her permanent, professional home here at Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital, where she and her husband Bryan eventually purchased the clinic in 2019. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, neurology, exotic pet medicine and acupuncture (certification coming soon). Dr. Mays also has a very special place in her heart for long term pain management and geriatric pet medicine. Dr. Mays has been married to her husband Bryan since 2009. They have two sons, Ryder and Ramsey. She currently has six nonhuman family members, Rogue (Mastiff mix), Hype (Pit Bull), Chaos (Dogo Argentino), Lily and Mercedes (DSH cats) and Clarice (Sulcata tortoise). In her spare time, Dr. Mays likes to spend time with her family and friends, traveling and cheering on the Tennessee Vols. 

Kate McCreary, D.V.M.

Dr. McCreary is a Tennessee native that has returned back to the area after spending 4 years in the West Palm Beach, FL area. She is a Webb School of Knoxville graduate and went on to study undergraduate at Maryville College. Dr. McCreary attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2014 with Dr. Mays. Her special interests include internal medicine, dentistry and sporting/hunting dog medicine. She has a soft spot for all bird dog breeds!! She spends her spare time with her husband and two young children, Baylor and Miller. They enjoy cheering on the Vols, spending time on the lake or in the pool and exploring the Smokey Mountains. They have 2 dogs- Maggie, a terrier mix and Avery, a Brittany spaniel and a Leopard tortoise named Melvin.