Paws of Hope Animal Wellness Center is a veterinary family practice providing the highest quality veterinary care to the Tri-cities area. Our goal is to make you a part of your pet’s healthcare, and build lifelong relationships with you and your pet family.


    Paws of Hope Animal Wellness Center is a veterinary family practice providing the highest quality veterinary care to the Tri-cities area. Our goal is to make you a part of your pet’s healthcare, and build lifelong relationships with you and your pet family.



From puppy or kitten vaccines, to annual check-ups, parasite control, and microchips, to surgery, radiology, dentistry, and pain management, we promise to be there to offer options and provide support throughout your pet’s life.

Today, families expect more from their veterinarian than ever before and we believe this is a good thing! High quality veterinary services are more than caring for your pet family’s health, because without compassion and a truly individual approach, even quality veterinary care will fall short.

It is our priority to provide a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for both you and your pets. Our goal is to make you a part of your pet’s healthcare, and build lifelong relationships with you and your pet family. In doing so, we welcome and encourage you to stay with your pet during all aspects of the office visit and medical treatments. If your pet needs to be taken to the treatment room during an appointment, you may come right along with them. If your pet is hospitalized, you are always welcome to visit during clinic hours. In addition, we welcome you to stay with your pet throughout the day of surgery. We provide a comfortable environment for you during your pet’s surgery, and once your pet is stable, we bring them into the room with you so that you can be close to them during their recovery process. Our veterinarians are capable of performing a wide variety of routine and advanced surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. We strive to use the latest and proven diagnostic tools and techniques to diagnose and develop an appropriate treatment plan designed specifically for your pet.

Regardless if your pet is new to the family or growing older, we’ll work together in providing exceptional healthcare so that your pets can live long, healthy, and comfortable lives.


“I absolutely love Paws of Hope! Friendly staff and doctors who care!”


“This is my 2nd year taking my dog to Paws of Hope for his yearly physical & shots. They were awesome, as always! I just love Dr. Jones!”


“Very caring staff! You can tell now much they love taking care of your pets!”


Very compassionate towards every animal and their owners. They have been especially kind and helpful to me in the times of an owner’s hardest day of decision for their beloved pet.


Paws Of Hope knowing my pet is going through chemo treatment has always been very accommodating, and understanding in helping to get my pet the care it needs even on short notice. Great overall staff and veterinarians who are always caring and professional. It was very comforting to find Paws Of Hope after moving here from Florida. Would highly recommend.


You all couldn’t have made my experience any better. You made room to see my attacked dog, and we were not even patients of yours. Your knowledge and compassion rate 1000, yes, 1000. Thank You.


Best vet clinic I have ever experienced. They care about your pet and make the visits so much easier. Thank you paws of hope.


Our Puppy swallowed a scrunchy. I was extremely worried about him having surgery. Everyone made me feel better by how much they truly care for our pet. They even called me all weekend to check on him and answer all of my questions. It took my fears away knowing someone is just a phone call away if anything was needed. Its been 7 days since.. And our little guy is up and playing thanks to Paws of Hope.


I really appreciate all the special things they do to make my scared dog feel comfortable. It’s nice to have a vet (and staff) that doesn’t just automatically resort to using a muzzle. I have no doubt if I took him somewhere else he would be muzzled and held down. But everyone takes the time to be sweet and gentle to him.


It was wonderful. My sweet puppy dog Nina was injured and I was very worried. They got us in and took care of her and she’s already doing much better. So am I. They were very explainative and really put my worries at ease. They provided alot of care and attention. Truthfully, Nina and I actually had a great time there. We both left feeling much better, and she’s much improved. Very professional and caring. Cannot recommend enough. I am truly thankful to the entire staff at Paws of Hope.


I have always had a great experience with Paws of Hope. The staff loves animals and it is very obvious to me, but more importantly to my pets! I used to take them to another vet office who was more concerned with money than the animals and my hounds would get very anxious when we went in the door. At Paws they can sense the folks there care about them and they are very much at ease when we have to visit! Great vets!!!


After reading several reviews of several different local vets, I chose this one & I’m so very glad I did! They have great prices, the staff was wonderful! These ladies were so friendly & my new puppy just loved them! This will be our Vet from now own. Thanks ladies for all you do .


All my fur babies go here. I love their kindness and the way they treat each animal. Sharing pictures of their own animals, taking time to understand worries, laughing with us and reasonable prices are just a few reasons I would recommend Paws of Hope! Fabulous place!


Absolutely wonderful staff. They treat your animals like their own. And they feel your hurt when things are bad. I’ve been going to them for years and will continue to do so. Love them!

There is no other place that I will ever take my pets! My dogs LOVE going to the vet. They get excited every time we pull into the parking lot. The staff and vets are completely focused on the care of your pet and makin it a fun visit for them. The prices are also better than any very that I have seen. It’s the overall perfect place to take your fur babies.



Our team offers over 35 years of combined experienced in veterinary medicine. Each team member truly cares about your pet family and we will go to great lengths to make you and your fur family feel like a part of our family.
Connie Bailey

Connie Bailey


Mrs. Bailey has managed veterinary practices for over 15 years. She has a special interest in rescue pets and helping shelter pets get the necessary veterinary care they need so they can be adopted. Connie resides in Bristol with her husband, Ronnie, and 4 rescue dogs and 3 cats. Connie enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with her two and four-legged family.

Heather Bailey

Heather Bailey


Heather is a Doctor of Pharmacy and serves as both a Veterinary Pharmacist and a Veterinary Assistant at the practice. Heather is currently applying to Vet schools in the surrounding area in hopes to pursue her lifelong dream, becoming a Veterinarian. Heather lives in Gray with her fiancé, Ryan, and their 6 rescue dogs.

Dr. Brooke Jones

Dr. Brooke Jones


Dr. Brooke Jones has been very passionate about helping animals throughout her life. She grew up in middle Tennessee but fell in love with the mountains of east Tennessee when she attended undergraduate school at ETSU.

After graduating from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine, she moved back to East Tennessee. Dr. Jones treats small animals, but also has a passion for wildlife medicine as well as exotics. When she isn’t practicing, Dr. Jones enjoys life on her farm in Jonesborough with her husband, Robert, their two cats, Jinx and Count Dracula, and their two dogs, Atlas and Wall-E. Outside of working with animals, Dr. Jones loves, sports, being outdoors, traveling, and working on her many art projects.

Dr. Amber Forrester

Dr. Amber Forrester


Dr. Amber Forrester was born and raised in Kingsport, TN. She attended ETSU where she received her BS in Biochemistry. From there she went on to receive her DVM from the University of Tennessee in 2014. She loves dogs and cats, but has a special place in her heart for toy and bully breeds. She lives in Kingsport with her husband and one year old son. Her four-legged family members include 3 dogs and a cat. In her spare time Dr. Forrester enjoys traveling with her family and scrapbooking.




Nancy has worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years. She lives in Blountville, TN and has has 3 kitties and a pup named Chubbs.




Valerie lives in Elizabethton where she and her husband have 3 dogs and 1 cat. Valerie enjoys spending time with her family during her leisure time.




Wendy lives in Jonesborough where she and her husband have 4 dogs. Wendy is a foster for various rescue organizations and the Washington County Humane Society. Wendy enjoys spending time with her human and fur family and working in her garden.


Paws of Hope is honored to have received the awards for Reader’s Choice Best of 2018 and the 2018 Fan Elite Business Seal


Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients’ needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.

Accepted Forms of Payment

  • Debit Cards
  • Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Care Credit)
  • Scratchpay
  • Cash, and
  • Checks

Financing/Payment Plans

  • When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense follows with it. Our medical family understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into monthly installments. You can either apply at our hospital, where we’ll complete your application online for immediate approval, or apply yourself online at www.CareCredit.com.

Financing/Payment Plans

  • Low Monthly Payments (3% of the Total Balance)
  • Interest Free For 6 Months
  • Determine Approval in a Few Minutes
  • No Annual Fee

Get in touch

Our clinic is happy to help you with any questions or concerns that you may have about your pet. We encourage you to contact us right away.

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