Leonard B. Pilkington, DVM
Dr. Pilkington graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1974. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1974 to 1977. Dr. Pilkington worked at Town and Country Animal Hospital from 1981-1985 before becoming founder and co-owner of Lakeway Animal Hospital in 1985.
Dr. Pilkington and his wife (and best friend) Mary have two sons, Tyler and Daniel. His hobbies include hiking, fishing, horseback riding, gardening and piddling around the "farm." He has many animals: 6 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat, and many wild turkey friends.
Dr. Pilkington and Zeke
Fran Wheeler, DVM
Dr. Wheeler graduated from Auburn University with Bachelor of Science degree. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Before joining Lakeway Animal Hospital in 1997, she worked at Small Animal Emergency Clinic in Columbus, GA in 1990, Auburn Veterinary Hospital in Auburn, AL from 1990-91, Southmoore Veterinary Hospital in Fountain, CO from 1991-93, Gowrie Veterinary Service in Gowrie, IA from 1993-95 and Mountain Empire Animal in Johnson City, TN from 1995-97.
Dr. Wheeler is married to Mike Alley. She has three sisters, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, etc. Her hobbies include horseback riding, gardening, hiking, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family. Dr. Wheeler has many animals: 4 horses, 4 dogs, 9 cats. She also has 2 miniature donkeys.
Dr. Wheeler and Skippy
Janeen Brady, DVM
Dr. Brady graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee. In 1998, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a veterinarian at Lakeway Animal Hospital since 2004.
Dr. Brady and her husband Jamie have one son, Jake. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, horseback riding, and swimming. She has many animals: 3 dogs, 1 cat, 3 horses, 1 guinea pig, 4 fish, 2 snails, 2 African dwarf frogs.
Dr. Brady and Junior
Carrie Ealy, DVM
Dr. Ealy graduated from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Pre-Professional with a minor in Chemistry. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2010. Prior to joining Lakeway Animal Hospital, she worked at Appalachian Veterinary Hospital in Newport, Tennessee from 2010-2012.
She is married to Josh, her college sweetheart, and they have 2 children. Her hobbies include family time, skiing, walking, trips to Dollywood, swimming, UT football and Duke basketball. Dr. Ealy has 3 animals: Duke - a boxer, Belle - a Boston Terrier/border collie, and Richard - a Bengal cat.
Dr. Ealy and Belle
Christine Kline, DVM
Dr. Kline, a New York native, graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2002. She worked at a small animal practice in Bristol, TN for three years, then lived and worked briefly in the Houston, TX area before moving back to Knoxville. She started working as a relief veterinarian at Lakeway Animal Hospital in 2006. She also works as an emergency and critical care veterinarian on the weekends.
Dr. Kline and her husband, an equine veterinarian, live in Knoxville with a cat named Kickapoo. They also have a thoroughbred mare named Valentina. She doesn't have much spare time but when she gets the chance she's usually traveling to a foreign destination.
Dr. Kline and Thomas the clinic cat.