Dr Megan Comp is originally from Hanford, California. She knew at a very young age that she wanted to care for animals. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and her Doctorate of Veterinary medicine from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical rotations at Auburn University and now resides in Alcoa, Tennessee. Dr. Comp began working in the kennel at the local vet in Hanford at the age of 15. She earned her way up to vet technician while still in high school. While attending UCSB she worked at the Santa Barbara Zoo and discovered her passion for working with a variety of species. Dr. Comp knows that a good doctor never stops learning...she continually takes advantage of a variety of Continuing Education opportunities across the country to stay current on new medicines, treatments, and surgical protocol. When she's not caring for patients, Dr. Comp is probably working in her vegetable garden or spending fun time with her son.
'I felt a strong bond with animals when I was very young. The human/animal bond is very important to me and I want to do everything I can to strengthen that bond with every person and pet I meet. Everyday, animals show me the kind, humble, loyal and genuine nature that every human should possess.'
Dr. Jane Fred is a native of Knoxville. She received her undergraduate in 1982 with a double major in animal science and ornamental horticulture and landscape design. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1986. She has worked in the greater Knoxville area since graduating and is experienced in both mixed animal as well as small animal practice. She works with Mountain Highway Veterinary Hospital as well as other practices as a part time/relief veterinarian. She resides in Corryton with her husband, horses, cats and dogs. When she's not saving lives, Dr. Fred enjoys tending to her horses, traveling, fishing and gardening.
Cheryl Bays (Office Manager/Receptionist) Back in December of 2013, Cheryl left the sub-zero temps and snow of northern Indiana to move to the area with her fiancee, Rex. She has 6 children, 3 grandchildren and 2 dachshunds, Stewart and Newman (shown here). She brings with her 15 years of experience in the veterinary industry and a love for all things auto racing. When she's not working and the weather's nice, you'd probably find Cheryl and Rex riding their Harley through the foothills.
'I love working with animals and I will treat each and every one with respect and love. Every day holds something new. I'm very lucky to be working here. Dr. Jones and Dr. Fred are the best.'
Kevin Hunt (Veterinary Technician) Kevin came to join us here after working for several years as a zookeeper, mostly with Great Apes and Elephants. He has a great love and understanding of all animals (big and small) and plans on returning to the zoo after finishing school. When he's not busy working he enjoys painting, drawing, kayaking, gardening and cooking. Kevin resides in Louisville, TN with his 3 cats, 1 dog, 6 rabbits, 3 tarantulas and a snake named Alice.