Dr. John Riddle, DVM


Dr. Riddle graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  He enjoys the challenges of veterinary medicine and the fast-paced evening shift at Athens Small Animal Hospital.

As a City of Chattanooga Police Department SWAT/officer turned veterinarian, Dr. Riddle takes a direct approach to veterinary medicine.  He is compassionate and dedicated to helping heal ailing pets and to educating pet owners.

The lessons and values Dr. Riddle learned from law enforcement can be seen in his veterinary practice as there is a team approach to his medicine.  He doesn't back down from tough cases, but regularly consults with his associates and colleages to find the best answers for his patients.

Dr. Riddle co-owns Athens Small Animal Hospital with his wife, Kim Wilson Riddle, a Realtor. Dr. Riddle and Kim have two daughters, Wren and Kathryn.

When he isn't hard at work, Dr. Riddle enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as white water kayaking on rivers such as the Ocoee, Tellico, and Nantahala.

Dr. Kerri Prince, DVM


Dr. Prince has lived in McMinn County her entire life. Growing up on a diversified livestock farm and being active in 4-H and FFA sparked and promoted her interest in becoming a veterinarian.

Upon graduation from McMinn County High School, Dr. Prince began college at Cleveland State Community College and later transferred to The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science in 1993.

Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Prince worked with Tennessee DHIA and The UT Agricultural Extension Service.  She attended The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine receiving the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2001. Dr. Prince then returned to McMinn County and has practiced veterinary medicine in Athens and the surrounding areas since.

She and her family live in Riceville with their two dogs, Oz and Ollie, their cat Raspberry and pet rabbit, Fluffy.

Dr. Jesse McBrayer, DVM


Dr. McBrayer graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He lives in Oak Ridge with his wife Karen, and their son, Ben. Dr. McBrayer began working with ASAH in 2018. He is very passionate on spaying and neutering pets. In his spare time, Dr. McBrayer enjoys spending time with his family and bike riding.