Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital

1727 Schaeffer Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932


Our Staff


Bryan Mays - Practice Manager

Bryan has been with PVH since March of 2017. He and his wife, Dr. Ashley Mays, purchased the clinic in October 2019! Bryan is working alongside Valerie Carrol as Practice Managers. Bryan and Dr. Mays have 2 sons, Ryder and Ramsey, and they share their home with 3 dogs, Rogue, Hype and Chaos, as well as a Sulcata tortoise named Clarice. Bryan enjoys traveling with his family and watching sports.

Teri Hesselbach – Veterinary Assistant

In 1999, Teri started with Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital in animal caretaking. She chose this position because of her compassion for animals. Teri is a valued assistant to the doctors and is an integral part of the workings of the entire clinic. Oftentimes, she is the calm in the storm. Actually, Storm is the chocolate Lab that she and her husband Carl, inherited. With her other dog and two cats, all of whom are geriatric, Teri has added insight into the problems other pet owners have with their aging pets.

Nichole Fiore – Veterinary Assistant

Nichole has been with PVH since August of 2009. She started her career as an Animal Caretaker and is now a Veterinary Assistant. When she isn’t caring for the animals at the clinic, she has her own animals to tend to; Cleopatra, Shadowmir, Luna, and Artemis. Nichole is currently attending Lincoln Memorial University.

Belva Buntain – Professional Groomer

Belva began grooming in 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to TN in 2016. She joined the PVH family in March of 2017. She enjoys nature with a hike, especially when there is something rewarding at the end such as a waterfall. She also loves to travel and find sites with lighthouses. Belva absolutely loves anything to do with water including going to the beach, cliff diving, tubing, and just relaxing in a boat on the water. She also enjoys anything to do with friends and family as well! She shares her home with Electra, a 10yr old Pit, and Snookmus, an 8yr old short haired Chihuahua.

Ceceilia Brown – Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Ceceilia she has been with PVH since February 2019. Her dream is to be able to pursue her passions and become a licensed Veterinary Technician and run her own wildlife rescue. She shares her home with her dog and two cats, Brutus, Reesie and Bear. She enjoys pet sitting for PVH clients in her spare time.