Darrell Holt, D.V.M.

holtDr. Holt was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. He earned his D.V.M. from University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Following graduation, Dr. Holt began practicing large and small animal medicine with Animal House Veterinary Clinic in 1993. He became a practice owner and partner of Animal House Veterinary Clinic and Gateway Animal Care Group, PC in 1995. Dr. Holt is a member of the society of theriogeneology, TVMA and AVMA. His interests are in equine, bovine and small animal medicine and surgery. He and his wife Nicole have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Holt enjoys fishing, participating in church functions where he serves as an elder and watching sports.

Amity Chaudoin, D.V.M.

chadoinDr. Chaudoin was born in Evansville, Indiana and was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She earned both her B.A. in chemistry and D.V.M. from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. Following graduation, Dr. Chaudoin joined Animal House Veterinary Clinic in 2000. Her interest is in general small animal medicine and clinical pathology. In her spare time, Dr. Chaudoin enjoys playing and shopping with her son, Preston.

Dawn Neal, D.V.M.

nealDr. Neal was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. She earned her B.S. at the University of Tennessee – Martin and her D.V.M. from University of Tennessee – Knoxville, in May 2005. After graduation, Dr. Neal joined Animal House Veterinary Clinic. She is a member of both the AVMA and TVMA. Her interests include large and small animal medicine. Dr. Neal enjoys reading and watching and playing sports in her spare time. Pets include 5 dogs and 4 cats.


Jillian Edwards, D.V.M.

Dr. Jillian Edwards was born in Huntingdon, TN and raised in the country by her loving parents along with 3 brothers and many different animals. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where she received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2002. Dr. Edwards then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN in 2006. She is a member of the AVMA, TVMA, and VECCS (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society).

After practicing mixed-animal, general practice for 7 years, Dr. Edwards moved to Clarksville and joined the Animal House team in 2013 as an associate veterinarian in the evening hours clinic. While being passionate about preventative care and spay-neuter education to prevent unnecessary illness and emergencies, Dr. Edwards’ loves emergency and trauma medicine and surgery.

Dr. Edwards has many, multispecies pets and believes every pet deserves a happy, forever home. She volunteers with many rescue groups to promote pet adoption, spay-neuter and responsible pet ownership and breeding practices. She also enjoys kayaking, camping, exercising, REALLY GOOD food, reading and binge-watching TV.


Jerrod Johnson, D.V.M.

Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Whitley City, KY. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the Cumberlands in 2007.

In 2011, Dr. Johnson graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he joined North Stewart Veterinary Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian. In 2013, he was asked to open New Hope Veterinary Clinic. A year later, Dr. Johnson became a partner in the practice group, Gateway Animal Care Group, which owns both New Hope Veterinary Clinic and North Stewart Veterinary Clinic, as well as Animal House and Southside Veterinary Clinics.

Currently, Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Johnson’s professional interests include Soft Tissue Surgery, Anesthesia/Pain Management, Infectious Disease, and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys fishing, hiking and spending time with his wife Beth and daughter Lily.


Madison Truax

Madison Carver is currently pursing a degree in veterinary technology at Austin Peay State University. She lives in Woodlawn with her husband Michael and her two pets Indie and Stella. Her interests include small animal medicine and surgery. She is interested in learning more about large animal medicine.


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Ariana Cook

Ariana Cook is originally from Fort Bragg, North Carolina and moved to Tennessee five years ago due to the military. She is currently attending Austin Peay State University to achieve a bachelor’s in Pre-Veterinary Medicine; her goal is to one-day practice medicine on exotic animals. Ariana began working at Animal House Vet in March of 2018 and learns something new about the veterinary world every day. In her free time, she enjoys singing in the choir at church, feeding her cat, Blue, banana chips and reading fantasy novels.