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Lovell Animal Hospital opens


Lovell Animal Hospital opened April 28 at 1305 Lovell Road, near Pellissippi Parkway.

Dr. Sherri Mellskog and her husband, Dr. William Thomas, were eager to join the Farragut area.

“Property became available, and it was a growing area of West Knoxville, rapidly growing actually, so we decided to take it,” Mellskog said.

The hospital currently cares for around 750 patients.

“That includes dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and I’ve seen some guinea pigs, too,” Mellskog said.

Lovell Animal Hospital provides a variety of services, from the basic check-up to surgery, dental work and even grooming.

The hospital also offers in-house lab work, X-rays and ultrasounds.

“We can perform most routine medical and dental procedures. We also have a state-of-the-art digital picture machine and a state-of-the-art compact ultrasound machine that can do echocardiograms, which are ultrasounds of the heart and abdomen,” Mellskog said.

“We have limited boarding, separate dog and cat wards and isolation areas for animals that have contagious diseases. That area has its own separate airflow and walk-in area to prevent the spread of their sicknesses.

“We have professional groomers: one with 20-plus years of experience and the other with nine,” she added.

Housecalls are available to those who are unable to bring a pet to the office.

“They are provided only under special circumstances,” Mellskog said. This service covers an eight-mile radius around the hospital.

In emergencies, the office refers their patients to the Pet ER off Center Park Drive.

“We don’t have our own emergency E-R,” Mellskog said.

Lovell Animal Hospital is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call

865-777-1221.

 

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