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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.

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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