Our Veterinarians

Dr. Mark Steeley

Dr. Mark Steeley, DVM, graduated from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  He had attended the  University of Tennessee previous to that and graduated with an Associate Arts Degree from Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Dr. Steeley has been at Chilhowee Veterinary Clinic since 2007.  He has a special interest in medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.  Previous to college, Dr. Steeley was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 6 years as an aircraft mechanic. He has always loved animals and veterinary medicine was a natural choice and progression in his life.

Dr. Steeley enjoys backpacking, running, mowing, and anything outside.  He has a geriatric orange diabetic cat, Scooter, and a sweet old mare, Summer.  Dr. Steeley is married, with three adult children, a wonderful son-in-law, and three awesome granddaughters.

For further information please see his LinkedIn account.

Dr. Walt West

Dr. Walter R. West Jr., DVM, graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He continued at UTK earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He is the founder of Chilhowee Veterinary Clinic, which opened its doors in October of 1983.

Dr. Walt is now semi-retired but still keeps his own client list.

Dr. Becca Archer

Dr. Becca Archer is a 2005 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Tennessee. She is native to the Knoxville area and has practiced in both Knox and Blount counties since graduating from veterinary school.

Dr. Archer has 2 dogs, Lulu, a Boston Terrier, and Amos, a hound. She also has a tortoiseshell cat named Ms. Kitty. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and four-legged kids.

Dr. Angiolina Trump

Dr. Angiolina Trump grew up on a beef farm in East Tennessee where she enjoyed working with cattle and spending time with her horses, sheep, dogs and cats. She studied Biology and Animal Science at the University of Tennessee where she received a bachelor of science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 1998. Since graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, she has been practicing small animal medicine in Knoxville. She has a special interest in Behavior Medicine, Fear Free and Low-Stress Handling, Dentistry, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Trump and her 10-year-old son live with a rambunctious Doberman, Connor, and an adventurous cat, Butter. When she is not working, she enjoys listening to live music, spending time with family and friends, reading, knitting, and outdoor exercise. She will be getting married the first of January to a wonderful man who has a daughter, two sons, and a hound named Beau.

Dr. Rachel Cox

Dr. Rachel Cox is a 2017 graduate of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her final year of clinical training at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in College Station, TX. She is a Maryville native and couldn’t wait to return home. She enjoys spending time with her Great Dane, Moose, shepherd mix, Aries, cat, Larrabee, and two goats, Opal and Loretta. When the weather is nice, Dr. Rachel enjoys fishing, swimming, gardening, and just being outdoors.

Dr. Kristin Harrison

Dr. Kristin Harrison is a 2014 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in central Florida, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Florida. She practiced in Florida and then Colorado before making her way back to east Tennessee. In her free time, Dr. Harrison enjoys hiking, reading, swimming, biking, and cooking. Dr. Harrison has two cats, Luna and Daniel, who have her well trained in providing for their every whim.

Our Groomers


Shanti Mynatt


Missy Hankins


Julie Burns


Shelley DeLoach