About Us

Who We Are

The Hixson Pet Wellness Center provides friendly, compassionate pet care services for your dog and cat, including dental care, preventive care, wellness programs, and surgeries.

Established in 2016, we serve Hixson, Red Bank, Harrison, Soddy Daisy, Chattanooga, and the surrounding areas. Every pet deserves the best level of care, and we take our time to get to know each pet to determine their unique needs with our non-corporate, independent approach.

Our personable and attentive staff welcomes your questions and concerns and strives to make every visit a comfortable and stress-free experience for you and your pet.

Meet the Team


Dr. Denise




Veterinary Assistant


Practice Manager


Veterinary Assistant


Client Service Coordinator

Jodi Minter-Edmondson

Client Service Coordinator

Take The First Step Toward Pet Care: Schedule an Appointment

We prioritize your pet’s well-being and take the time to answer all your questions at Hixson Pet Wellness Center. If you are looking for a stress-free vet for your dog or cat, we are here for you. Contact us online or at (423) 390-0768 to schedule a fear-free appointment today!

Hixson Pet Wellness Center provides veterinary care for dogs and cats in Hixson, Red Bank, Harrison, Soddy Daisy, Chattanooga, and the surrounding areas. We offer pet wellness exams, pet vaccinations, pet dental care, spay and neuter surgery, soft-tissue surgery for pets, and more. Schedule an appointment today.

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Dr. Denise Jones

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida. She later studied Animal Science at Louisiana State University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her emphasis had been on primary preventive care until the last two years, which she spent in Emergency Practice. She firmly believes every pet deserves some level of care, and good preventive care helps us enjoy our lives with our pets longer.

Dr. Jones moved to Tennessee in 2006 post-Katrina from the Baton Rouge area with her husband, two children, and two cats. Her children attended Soddy Daisy Middle and Soddy Daisy High School. Both children were active in the band programs, and she was an active band parent until her daughter graduated in 2013. Her husband is an instructor at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant and is a Navy veteran.

Dr. Jones has two feline companions at home, Ren and Ku. They patrol her home and enjoy racing through the house together.

Jeanna Smith

Jeanna Smith is married to Jimmy Smith and has two adorable children, Colt and Aubree. Her dog Smoki came to the family as a puppy in 2012. Jeanna started her career in pet health care as a receptionist in 2008. She soon left the front desk for more hands-on experience assisting in the exam rooms and her favorite position, assisting with surgery. Here at Hixson Pet Wellness Center, she gets to do it all.

Jennie Wilkison

Jennie (Jenn) Wilkison has been in animal care/medicine for over 25 years now. She discovered her passion for animals at a very young age, bringing home the sick bunnies and stray kittens, much encouraged by her father. She has worked at several veterinary
clinics/hospitals and an animal shelter. She and Dr. Jones first worked together in 2006, so when Dr. Jones opened her new clinic, Jenn was excited to be brought on as part of the team. She, like Dr. Jones, believes in making the experience stress-free for the pet, the owner, and the team, while providing the best care possible. She is currently a proud “crazy cat lady” mom to 5 cats.

Victoria Thompson

Victoria (Vikki) Thompson has been in animal care since 2016. She is from Mobile, AL but has lived in Tennessee since 2006. Vikki has had animals her whole life and currently has three dogs and a cat with her husband.

Always wanting to work in this field, she started her veterinary career at an animal shelter, where she also met Jennie. There, her passion was sealed. Now with new opportunities, she hopes to move forward to even more hands-on experience behind the scenes in animal welfare.