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Meet our amazing surgeons:
  • Dr.
    Jeff Nunley, DAVCS-SA

    Dr. Nunley graduated from the Davis Veterinary School at the University of California in 2011. This four- year program confirmed his desire to come a veterinary surgeon. After graduating, he accepted a one-year small animal rotating internship at Michigan State University.After completing his internship, Dr. Nunley entered the prestigious small animal surgical residency program at the Animal Medical Center of New York,the oldest and largest veterinary hospital in the country. This residency program involved high volume exposure to state-of-the-art orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures in small animals. He honed his unique interest in orthopedics and surgical oncology during this time.After successful completion of his three year residency in 2015, Dr. Nunley moved back to Nashville, TN, with his wife and children. He opened Tennessee Veterinary Surgical Specialists, his mobile specialty surgical practice.

  • Dr.
    D.J. Krahwinkel, DACVS, DACVCA, DACVECC

    Dr. Krahwinkel rarely needs an introduction given his reputation in east Tennessee as one of UTK's foremost respected professors and surgeons. In early 201, Dr. Krahwinkel's peers presented him with a lifetime achievement award for his accomplishments within the field of veterinary medicine.As a graduate of Auburn's Veterinary School in 19966, Dr. Krahwinkel went on in his career to become triple boarded in surgery, anesthesia,and critical care. He was a professor of surgery at UTK from 1975-2010.His strong interest in soft tissue surgery has led him to be one of the most sought after surgeons in the area.

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