Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital

1727 Schaeffer Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932


Our Testimonials


"I have been going to this Vet.( Dr. Rick Hall) for a year now with my African Grey parrot. We just visited his office yesterday, Oct. 24th, 2009, for a nail trim and wing clip. He continues to be an awesome vet! He was very gentle with my bird, My wait to see him was about 5 minutes( I had an appointment), and his staff was very courteous and respectful. We were done in about 15 minutes, from the time we arrived. I especially appreciated his caring demeanor with Elway(that’s her name)."

Bill G.


"Dr. Bledsoe-Nix is a very compassionate and courteous vet whom I have hadthe pleasure of having my 2 cats Kalie and Baxter under her care. She also cares for and treats my mother’s 2 cats named Frosty and Fiona, as well as her two dogs named Daisy and Hank. Thank you Pellissippi Veterinary Staff for your top-notch professionalism!"

Katie H.


"Dr. Jennifer is the BEST!!!!! She loves animals and really cares about my cats. She always takes her time and makes me feel like “Kiki, Rocky, and Gracie” are her only patients. This is obviously her passion, not just a job. I only wish that she could be my doctor!"

Kathy B.Knoxville, TN


"I have had the great privilege of having my beloved pets counted as patients at Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital for the past 25 years. They have rejoiced with me as my family of pets grew over the years and treated each and every one of them just as we did, like beloved family members. We (yes I mean we!) have been treated with the utmost professionalism, respect, care and concern. I have entrusted the care of my sweet pets to them and have complete faith in them and their ability to care for them. I feel that they have treated my pets as they would treat their own. My children tell me that they have helped them to better understand when an animal becomes ill and to respect the many blessings and gifts they have shared with us. I look forward to many more years with the uncommon professionals of Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital who have touched our lives in such an extraordinary way."

Rebecca Scariano


Hi, this is Buster Brown Scheurer. I am an 11 year old shih tzu. I have hacked mommy's computer. I wanted to thank Dr. Bledsoe-Nix for the fantastic care she has provided for me and my 3 siblings. We are all mommy's favorites, so excellent vet care is really important to us. Today, I had surgery to have a growth removed on my paw. It was fast growing and Dr. Bledsoe-Nix (my awesome vet) agreed to see me right away. Everytime I go to the vet she is always so caring and compassionate. Mommy is glad she is my vet because she always listens to everything mommy has to say and answers all of her questions, and believe me,mommy can be neurotic when it comes to her furbabies. When we are ill, Dr. Bledsoe-Nix also makes every effort to calm mommy's fears while recommending the best treatment options. She is so thorough and patient with us. She makes us all think we are her only patients. After my surgery, she called mommy and let her know everything went well. She didn't have someone else call, the Dr. actually called and provided an update to alleviate mommy's worries. Our family has been really pleased with the caliber of care provided by Pelllissippi Vet Hospital and especially our vet, Dr. Bledsoe-Nix. It is easy to see that she genuinely cares about all of us. We highly recommend Pellissippi Vet Hospital to all of our friends. Thank you!!!

Dana ScheurerMaryville, TN


“Hi! My name is Sarah Roberto and I have been with Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital for over twenty years now. I will tell you a little bit about myself. My life has always been centered around my animals. They are more than pets; they are my life and my children. My standard of personal care for each and every one of them is of paramount importance to me. Therefore, I expect the same level of intensity of health care from my veterinarian. I’ve always received that much and more from Dr. Hackett and staff. When I have a concern, whether it is minimal or monumental, it is met with equal if not greater concern from everyone there. Pellissippi Veterinary is truly there for me at all times and in all ways. The quality of treatment is unsurpassable not only in their knowledge and skills, but also in the love and compassion that is given with each and every visit. I am continously amazed by the feeling of being family from the time you walk in through the front door until you leave out the back door. Each person there not only knows me by name, but each and every pet that I have as well, and I have several. You never feel like they are too busy to help you with your needs, questions, and concerns. I always enjoy going there where everyone is cheerful, helpful, and more than competent. They have also been there with me in the agonizing times of having to put an animal down. Anyone who has ever had to make the gut wrenching decision to end a pet’s life knows how excrutiating it is. The hurt abates though when mirrored back by the faces of those who have given the very best of care all the way to the end. I could ask no more than what I have received from the wonderful clinic over and over again. The smiles, the joy, and yes even the tears have all been a part of this amazing partnership that I am grateful for every day of my life. I look forward to the next twenty years, and hopefully more, of the continuance of excellence and commitment from Dr. Hackett, staff, and each and every person there that go into the mix of making this clinic truly the “Who’s Who” of unequaled care.”

~Sarah Roberto