Our Team

The West Hills Animal Hospital team is dedicated to providing Knoxville's pets with top-quality, compassionate care. With over 50 years of combined experience you can rest-assured that your pet is in caring, competent hands.

Matthew Brent

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Matt Brent has been providing veterinary care for Knoxville's pets since 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and has extensive experience ranging from general practice to emergency veterinary medicine.  Dr. Brent’s wide-range of expertise, his compassion for pets & people, and his desire to educate clients allows you to feel confident about the decisions you make for your pet.

WestHillsTNVet@gmail.com

Betsy Brent

Practice Manager

Betsy’s work experience is in customer relations and project management. She has earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Tennessee. 

 

Matt and Betsy have been married 20-plus years and have a middle school aged son. At this time their “fur babies” include Milo - an orange Tabby, Alice - a torti, and Scout, a Corgi-mix. She volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America - Troop 146 and enjoys camping, hiking, yoga, and reading.

Katelyn Kass

Veterinary Technician

Katelyn has worked as a veterinary technician in Knoxville for the past 7 years. Graduating in 2010, she received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Animal Technology from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO. She then became a licensed technician in the state of Tennessee after falling in love with Knoxville. 

 

Katelyn’s love of animals started at a young age, growing up in the suburbs of DC in a home with over 24 animals. In 2008, her family started a farm in Kentucky that she often visits and helps with animal care. She has started a family of her own with her daughter and 3 fur babies: Rocky, Levi, and the newest member, Bell. They can be found exploring local dog parks and hiking nearby trails, living and loving their “home sweet home” in Knoxville.

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