Our Vets

Lucy Music, DVM grew up in South Carolina and received her DVM in 2002  from UGA, please don't hold it against her.  She recently moved here from Florida to experience the wonderful Tennessee mountain air.  She has over a decade of experience and loves working with exotic pets and pet birds, and her interests encompass challenging medical and surgical cases.  At home she takes care of a husband, two children, two Chihuahuas, and a Meyer's parrot.  Hobbies include needlework, reading, and outdoor activities.

Dr. Michala Shurtliff was born in Lansing, MI,and moved all over the Midwest while growing up. She spent most of her time in Chicago's north suburbs, and claims Grayslake, IL as her hometown. Dr. Shurtliff received her B.S. in Pre-Veterinary medicine and Biology from the University of Findlay in 2008 and completed her DVM at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Her professional interests include small animal internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Shurtliff enjoys reading, cooking, travelling, college football, and spending time with her friends.

Jenny Darden, DVM grew up in Knoxville and received her DVM degree from UT College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She has worked at both Sevier County Animal Clinic and Governor John Sevier Animal Clinic since 2007. Dr. Darden’s favorite aspects of her job: working with a variety of species; new puppy and kitten visits; the opportunity to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions; and performing surgeries. Her pet family is made up of two adorably scruffy terrier mixes, a pair of African claw-toed frogs, and three tanks full of fish. When she is not at work, Dr. Jenny enjoys photography, playing darts and pool, running, creative writing, painting, and music.

Dinny Ryan, DVM was born and raised in Ireland.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  Over a decade ago Dr. Dinny, the Irish vet, opened Sevier County Animal Clinic on West Main Street in Sevierville. He subseqently opened Governor John Sevier Animal Clinic on John Sevier Hwy. and The Smoky Mountain Pet Resort on Country Meadows Drive in Sevierville.  Dr. Ryan and his family reside in Knoxville.