A Team Who Roots For You

Friendly Veterinary Experts

Our energetic, enthusiastic team is proud to provide the attentiveness and personalized care that each pet deserves. Every member of our team communicates in a way that our pet parents understand and appreciate. Nothing makes us happier than to encourage healthy habits and educate our clients about how to care properly for their pet’s healthcare needs!

About Dr. Sherrod

Dr Sherrod with Patient

Dr. Jacqueline Sherrod has been practicing in the Knoxville community for over 25 years. She is a member of the Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association and a founding board member of the Alliance of Doctoral Women. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sherrod grew up knowing that she wanted to be a veterinarian since the fourth grade. She is originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Sherrod married a Knoxvillian and has one daughter and 1 granddaughter. She has made Knoxville her home for over 30 years. She has many furkids: one dog (Lucy), one cat (Mango), and one bird (Pearl). Dr. Sherrod treats a variety of patients including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and small birds. With over 20 hours of Continuing Education each year, Dr. Sherrod stays current with the most recent developments within the veterinary field. Dr. Sherrod exercises the gift of compassion for animals and considers it a privilege to treat your pets. She is devoted to keeping your pets healthy with preventive medicine, providing quality care for your pets and therefore, promoting a healthy life for your pet.

  • Years in Practice: over 30
  • Education: University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Interests: Crochet, Reading, Bike Riding, and Violin
  • Email: drj@justforpetsvet.com

Meet the Team

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Veterinary Nurse

Ali Shelton is our Full-Time Veterinary Nurse and she is happily married to her best friend Johnathon. She has been working in the Veterinary field for over eight years and loves every minute of it! She has always had a passion for animals since she was a little girl. Ali is here to help with the care of your furry family members and provide whatever they may need. She feels it is important to learn new things each and every day. Ali is here to help give your pets happy, healthy lives. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call, email, or drop by and ask!

Years in Practice: over 11

Education: She is currently in the process of completing her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Once she has her degree, she plans to attain her Veterinary Technician License so that she can become more equipped to help each pet who comes through the door!

Interests: Spending time with her husband, friends, and family, movies, listening to music, trying new recipes in her kitchen, going out to dinner, swimming, going to the beach or the park with her nieces and nephews.


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Social Media Manager

Cathy works remotely on Just For Pets social media. She posts for us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumbler! Be sure to “Like us” on Facebook and see all of our new patients and Pet of the Week posts! Cathy brings a lot of skills and over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She has worked with small and large animals, exotics, and wildlife. Cathy is very much interested in senior care for pets as well as pet fitness. She enjoys keeping up our social network sites and updating new information for our clients. When she has free time, she writes for the entertainment and arts industry.

Years in practice: over 23

Education: Holyoke Community College, Union Institute and University, Southern New Hampshire University

Interests: Gourmet cooking, spending time with family and friends, theatre, movies,fine arts, performing arts, martial arts, yoga,and traveling


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