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. He retired completely from Lakeway in 2018 but can still be spotted hanging around the clinic occasionally making sure everyone is working hard!

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.

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.

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 dogs and 1 cat.

Jenn Mason, DVM

Dr. Mason graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2010-2011. She worked as an LVMT at Lakeway while completing her education requirements for veterinary school. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2015. She worked in Lafayette, Tennessee then Kingsport, TN before rejoining our team at Lakeway Animal Hospital in Sept 2017. Her veterinary interests include surgery and oncology.

Dr. Mason enjoys spending time with her friends and her family. She has two brothers, Justin and Zachariah. She enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, painting, and walking her dogs. She has four cats: Felicia, Percy, Bernie, and Houdini. She has 2 mixed breed dogs, Oreo and Troy. Dr. Mason also enjoys fish keeping and currently has a 10 gallon tank. She would like to have a few potbellied pigs in the future.