All examinations, diagnostic procedures, and treatments (medical or surgical) hail back to this mission statement. Accordingly, all of our staff members attend recurring continuing education courses and strive to remain current of relevant medical and technological advances.
Under new ownership as of February-24-2014 Owners Lora Phelps, DVM and Husband Brian Phelps. The Elizabethton Veterinary Clinic was first opened in July 1971 by Dr. Michael Brown. Veterinary services were initially provided in Dr. Brown’s home and from a specially equipped mobile unit. During the ‘holiday’ period between Christmas 1971 and New Year’s Day 1972 all medical equipment, records, and services were moved to a newly built facility at 2600 State Line Road. Although that building was remodeled multiple times, adjacent land could not be acquired for expansion. Consequently, the current veterinary hospital was designed and built and was ultimately occupied during the Labor Day vacation weekend of 1998. The ‘practice’ has experienced varying degrees of financial “stress” during the multiple economic downturns since 1972 to include the closing of the Bemberg and Beaunit plants and the multiple economic recessions (both moderate and significant). However, the veterinary services provided by the Elizabethton Veterinary Clinic have been in sufficient demand that the practice has survived all of its trials. The practice has experienced the closing of two previously established veterinary practices, the opening and successful operation of three other veterinary practices, and the opening and closing of another practice – all within the boundaries of Carter County
From the 1971 beginning until 2008 large animal services were provided from a mobile unit. However, changing demographics and the ultimate loss of almost all of the one to five cow “farms” rendered the continuance of that service economically impractical. Large animal veterinary services are currently provided by a Johnson City practice.
The Elizabethton Veterinary Clinic “practice” is viable entity and is continuously growing and changing with the introduction new medications, new technologies, new procedures, and new ideas. The purpose and intent of our Staff is to practice and deliver up-to-date, quality medical services to the companion pets of our clients. This is a full time effort that requires our full time attention.