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Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Jennifer Black

Dr. Jennifer Black
DVM

Dr. Black brings over 20 years of experience to her practice at Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic and has worked there after graduating from the University of Tennessee. She loves working in general practice and enjoys medicine, surgery, and dentistry. She believes that it is the little things in life that are often the most meaningful and does not feel complete unless most of her days are filled with fur, either at work or at play.  

Currently she has a Pomeranian mix named Butters, an Italian greyhound named Noodles, and a broken heart over the loss of her last cat, Withnail. Dr. Black is passionate about preventative health, lifelong learning, travel, and seeking out quiet places filled with natural beauty for inspiration.

Leigh  Whitmire

Dr. Leigh Whitmire
DVM

Dr. Leigh Whitmire has been an associate veterinarian at Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic since 2006, although she began her journey at CBAC in 1998 while attending the University of Tennessee. Originally from West Tennessee, she attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees.

Prior to her career at CBAC, Dr. Whitmire practiced in Maryville, TN for 3 years. She values her relationships with both her clients and patients and strives to promote the human animal bond. Her special interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Whitmire enjoys outdoor activities, anything fitness related, and cooking.

Staff

Natalie Cagle

Natalie Cagle
Head Veterinary Technician

Natalie Cagle graduated from Lincoln Memorial University's veterinary technician program. She has been a licensed technician since 2013. She knew she wanted to help animals ever since she was five years old. When not at work, Natalie likes to explore and do outdoor activities such as fishing with her husband, Ron. At home, she takes care of her two cats Dahlia and Stella who bring a load of love and fun to the family. 

Sarah  Maycann

Sarah Maycann
Veterinary Assistant

Born and raised in Knoxville, TN. Sarah graduated from LMU with an Associate's in Veterinary Medical Technology. Sarah lives with her 2 yr old pitbull mix Lila, an axolotl named Khaleesi, and a 20 yr old Morgan horse named Billie Jean! Outside of work she loves to go on road trips, horseback riding, read mystery novels, and watch movies! She love to travel and have so far been to 4 other countries with hopes to go to more one day! Her favorite types of dogs to see in the clinic are pit bulls and any sort of dog that gives amazing hugs!

Danielle Sheffield

Danielle Sheffield
Veterinary Assistant

Danielle was born and raised in Tennessee and grew up loving and caring for animals. She has a bachelor's degree in animal science and is currently pursuing a degree in veterinarian technology. Outside of work and school (when she isn't spoiling her dogs, cats, and rabbits) Danielle enjoys reading, gardening, and listening to music.  She has been in the field since 2011 and hopes to enjoy many more years doing what she loves.

Morgan Bunstine

Morgan Bunstine
Veterinary Assistant

Morgan graduated The University of Tennessee with a bachelors in Animal Science. She loves spending time with her dog, Kailo, and being on the water or in the mountains. She is inspired by the relationship people have with their animals, and enjoys seeing that relationship grow. 

Kim Clawson

Kim Clawson
Front Office Manager and Receptionist

Kim grew up in a small town in Upstate New York.  She has made Knoxville & Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic her home since 1994.   During her down time, she enjoys working with horses, reading, crafts, growing African Violets & spending time with her cat, Oliver & Vizsla, Kody. 

Christy  Arnold

Christy Arnold
Receptionist

Christy Arnold has been a receptionist at CBAC since October 2004. She enjoys working with all of the multitudes of terrific clients and their excited or terrified fur babies. Christy was born and raised in Knoxville and lives nearby in the Claxton community. Christy is married to her her amazing husband Tim and has 2 wonderful young adults, an a beautiful step-daughter who has given them 2 very active grandkids. Christy has had many furry babies through out the years and spoiling a "supermutt" named Joey at this time. The family also has 2 more dogs Chandler a great pyrenees mix,  Monica a boxer mix (Yes, it is the friends themes for the dogs!), and 3 cats; Little T, Oreo and Misha.  In her down time she enjoys long walks with the pack, relaxing in the hammock, reading, or just playing around outside.

Becky Paquette

Becky Paquette
Receptionist

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado,  Becky has called Tennessee home for 14 years. She has two spoiled  dogs;  a border collie named Raz and a terrier mix named Arlo. Becky likes to read, play video games, and spend time with her dogs and family.