New Hope Veterinary Clinic

Phone : (615) 247-8688

5420 Highway 41a Joelton, TN 37080


Animal House Staff

Darrell Holt, D.V.M.


holtDr. Holt was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. He earned his D.V.M. from University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Following graduation, Dr. Holt began practicing large and small animal medicine with Animal House Veterinary Clinic in 1993. He became a practice owner and partner of Animal House Veterinary Clinic and Gateway Animal Care Group, PC in 1995. Dr. Holt is a member of the society of theriogeneology, TVMA and AVMA. His interests are in equine, bovine and small animal medicine and surgery. He and his wife Nicole have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Holt enjoys fishing, participating in church functions where he serves as an elder and watching sports.

Amity Chaudoin, D.V.M.


chadoinDr. Chaudoin was born in Evansville, Indiana and was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She earned both her B.A. in chemistry and D.V.M. from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. Following graduation, Dr. Chaudoin joined Animal House Veterinary Clinic in 2000. Her interest is in general small animal medicine and clinical pathology. In her spare time, Dr. Chaudoin enjoys playing and shopping with her son, Preston.

Shane Sykes, D.V.M.


sykesDr. Sykes was born and raised in Erin, Tennessee. He earned his B.S. at Murray State University and his D.V.M. from University of Tennessee. Following graduation, Dr. Sykes joined Animal House Veterinary Clinic in 2004 and is also a partner. He is a member of the AABP, AAEP, TVMA, and AVMA. His interest is in large animal health medicine and canine sports medicine. Dr. Sykes enjoys hunting, backpacking, and fishing in his spare time. He is also the owner of a retriever training company. Pets owned by he and his wife Emily include Sue, a yellow lab.

Dawn Neal, D.V.M.


nealDr. Neal was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. She earned her B.S. at the University of Tennessee – Martin and her D.V.M. from University of Tennessee – Knoxville, in May 2005. After graduation, Dr. Neal joined Animal House Veterinary Clinic. She is a member of both the AVMA and TVMA. Her interests include large and small animal medicine. Dr. Neal enjoys reading and watching and playing sports in her spare time. Pets include 5 dogs and 4 cats.

Cory Goodlett, D.V.M.


goodlettDr. Goodlett was born and raised in Cullman, Alabama. He earned his D.V.M. from Auburn University and began practicing large and small animal medicine at Animal House Veterinary Clinic in May of 2012. He is a member of the AABP and AAEP. Dr. Goodlett's hobbies include golfing and fishing.

Kimberly Lewis, D.V.M.


klewisDr. Lewis was born and raised in Franklin, TN. She earned her B.S. from MTSU and D.V.M. from University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Following graduation, Dr. Lewis began practicing in a small animal practice in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee from 2001 to 2004. She later joined the Animal House team. Dr. Lewis is a member of the AVMA. Her interests are in small animal medicine and surgery. She and husband Chris Lewis, who is also a veterinarian at North Stewart Veterinary Clinic, have two daughters: Addie and Claire. In her spare time, Dr. Lewis enjoys scrap booking and reading. Pets include 2 dogs: Bogie and Sallie, and 2 cats: Freddie and Zach.

Jillian Edwards, D.V.M.


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