John P. Layne (J.P.), DVM
Dr. Layne grew up in Worthington, Ohio and moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. In 1993 he received his undergraduate bachelor in microbiology and graduated as DVM in 1997. Upon graduation, Dr. Layne worked in a mixed animal practice in Columbia before opening New Shackle Island Veterinary Hospital in 2000.
Dwayne Koelling, DVM
Always having an interest in the biological sciences and a desire to help others and animals the veterinary profession was a natural fit for Dr. Koelling. Upon graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, he began working in Franklin, TN. After a short time there he joined the staff of New Shackle Island Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Koelling’s special interests professionally include surgery and Chinese herbal therapy. Personally, his interests include spending time outdoors, woodworking, and spending time with his family. We are blessed to have Dr. Koelling as a part of our New Shackle family!
Dr. Petrina York was born and raised in Oklahoma. She completed undergraduate, veterinary school and anatomic pathology residency at Oklahoma State University.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. York loves to spend time with her husband Robert while gardening, traveling and cooking. Both love animals great and small.
Dr. Kathryn “Kat” Latham was born in Seattle, WA, but grew up here in middle Tennessee. She completed her undergraduate degree with a bachelors of Science and Agriculture at Murray State University. She also obtained her veterinary degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Outside of work, some of Dr. Latham’s interests include spending time with her two corgis: Gracie and Darcy. She also enjoys spending time reading, hiking, riding horses, and boxing. She is looking forward to meeting and your pets!
Dr. LeMaistre was born and raised in San Antonio,Texas where she grew up an avid equestrian. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, she began working as a mixed animal veterinarian in Texas. Dr. LeMaistre has a special interest in exotic medicine and has spent time in Africa working with wildlife and conservation. She enjoys the challenges of treating all species from elephants to chameleons and all that are in between. Dr. LeMaistre recently moved to Hendersonville with her husband and her menagerie of pets. In her spare time, she likes to cook, travel, and spend time outdoors with her animals.