1255 Ballplay Rd

Madisonville, TN 37354

Appointment Request

Phone: (423) 442-8524


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Our Team

Dr. Amy Cummings, DVM

Dr. Amy Cummings grew up not far from Madisonville in Maryville, TN. She attended Middle Tennessee State University of undergraduate studies where she majored in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and was an active member on the equestrian team. Amy received her doctorate from Ross University Veterinary School and finished her clinical rotations at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. It was in Auburn that she met her husband, Dan, who works as a professional service veterinarian. Amy and Dan have three kids, a son, Caden, and daughters, Emery, and Blakely. The couple moved back to East Tennessee in 2016 and purchased Notchey Creek Veterinary Clinic in 2017. When not at the clinic, Dr. Cummings enjoys spending time with her family and many pets on their small farm in Madisonville. She also enjoys riding horses, gardening, and many more outdoor activities.


Dr. Clair Ringger, DVM

N.C. Ringger, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, PhD graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving her doctorate she completed a clinical fellowship at Oregon State University and a residency at the University of Florida. While at Florida she also received a PhD in neuroscience at the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr. Ringger is board certified in large animal internal medicine and has special interests in equine neonatology, gastroenterology, neurology, and geriatrics. She also spends 1 day a week in the small animal clinic. When not spending time with her own cats and dogs, she can be found on her bike enjoying some mountain or road biking.


Dr. Kristina Stroud, DVM

Dr. Kristina Stroud is from East Tennessee. She graduated with her doctorate from the University of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Stroud’s interests are mainly in equine medicine, but she also works on cattle, sheep, and goats. She enjoys general equine medicine as well as reproduction and routine dentistry. Kristina and her husband, Roy, have 5 children who keep her busy when she is not out on farm calls. 


Lacey Sharp, DVM

Dr. Lacey Sharp grew up in Ohio and is a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced mixed animal medicine in southwestern Ohio for 10 years before moving with her family to East Tennessee. Dr. Lacey is certified in Fear Free handling and she takes every precaution to make sure your fur baby is happy and comfortable during their visits! Her professional interests include small animal dentistry and behavior, especially puppy socialization. In her free time, she and her family enjoy outdoor activities, especially boating and hiking. She and her family have dogs, cats, goats, and chickens. Go Bucks!  


Angel, Receptionist

Angel is originally from Walland, TN. She grew up barrel racing and has always had a passionate love for animals. She moved to Madisonville in 1998 after marrying her husband, Scott. They have 2 children. Angel has been our receptionist at Notchey Creek Vet Clinic since 2011. When not greeting everyone at the clinic with a friendly face, she is crafting and spending time with her family and pets.

Jennifer Cuyler, Technician

Jennifer learned to love and care for animals both large and small growing up on her family’s dairy farm in Niota, TN. This love inspired her to pursue and education involving her passion for animals and their care. Jennifer moved to Harrogate, TN where she attended Lincoln Memorial University and received and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary technology. It was while at LMU she met her husband, Travis. Together, along with their children Emma and Cole, they moved to Madisonville after Jennifer was offered a position at NCVC. She has been a technician at Notchey Creek since August 2011 and loves it! Her favorite things are spending time with her family, working together on the farm, and having a lazy day with her fur-babies.

Allie Ragsdale, Technician

Allie is from Monroe county and graduated from Sequoyah High School in 2015. She is currently majoring in agribusiness at Cleveland State Community College and plans to graduate in May. Allie has a love for both large and small animals. She worked for Notchey Creek Vet Clinic during high school and recently returned to a position since moving back to Madisonville this year. Her and her fiancé plan to get married in October 2019. They both live happily with their collection of four dogs, chickens, ducks, cows and goats.  


Ashton Inman, Technician

Ashton was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. In 2009 she received her certificate with honors from the Veterinary Assistant program at Ashworth College. She has many years of experience working as a recovery technician in a spay/neuter clinic in Parkersburg, Fl. Her deep love and compassion for animals also led her to foster many dogs and cats over the years. Ashton and her family relocated to East Tennessee in May of 2019. When she is not working, she enjoys adventures in the mountains or beach with her family and two Miniature Australian Shepherds, Kota and Yogi. She also has a cat named Reese and two betta fish.

Heather Almond, Technician

Heather was born and raised in Central Florida where her love of animals began. She started with an interest in Zoology but soon found a stronger interest in companion animals. In 2015 she attended a veterinary assistant program and began working in small animal veterinary clinics moving up from kennel technician to veterinary technician. Heather and her family recently relocated to Tennessee in August of 2020 and joined the Notchey Creek team! In her free time, Heather and her husband enjoy outdoor adventures with their two children.




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