Jerrod Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Whitley City, KY. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the Cumberlands in 2007.
In 2011, Dr. Johnson graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he joined North Stewart Veterinary Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian. In 2013, he was asked to open New Hope Veterinary Clinic. A year later, Dr. Johnson became a partner in the practice group, Gateway Animal Care Group, which owns both New Hope Veterinary Clinic and North Stewart Veterinary Clinic, as well as Animal House and Southside Veterinary Clinics.
Currently, Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Johnson’s professional interests include Soft Tissue Surgery, Anesthesia/Pain Management, Infectious Disease, and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery.
In his spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys fishing, hiking and spending time with his wife Beth and daughter Lily.
Joshua Tyler, DVM
Dr. Tyler was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky and raised on a family farm in Adairville, Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University earning a B.S. in Agriculture in 2010, and his D.V.M. from Auburn University in 2017.
Following graduation, Dr. Tyler joined New Hope Veterinary Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian. His professional interests include small animal internal medicine and surgery as well as large animal internal medicine, surgery, and reproduction. He has a son, Jackson, and a blue heeler named Diesel.
Dr. Tyler showed reining horses in AQHA and NRHA as a youth. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, spending time with family on the farm, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Dayton Schleicher, DVM
Dr Schleicher was raised in Gallatin, TN. She attended Auburn University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science in 2010. She then attended the University of Tennessee where she received her Masters of Public Health in 2016 and her DVM in 2018.
After graduation, she returned to middle Tennessee to become a mixed animal veterinarian at New Hope. Dayton enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dogs- Glenn and Chleo.
Her clinical interests include small ruminant medicine, ruminant reproduction, preventative medicine, and infectious disease.
Kaylee Penick, DVM
Dr Penick was born in Ashland City, TN. She grew up raising dairy goats and riding horses. She attended the University if TN in Martin where she earned her BS in Animal Science in 2015. She then went on to attend UTCVM where she was awarded her doctorate in veterinRy medicine in 2019. Dr Penick is passionate about mission work and has been involved with several overseas mission trips. In her spare time, Dr Penick likes to spend time with her cat, Zora, and fellowship at her church.
Jessica Valentin, LVT
Jessica is a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician at New Hope Veterinary Clinic who earned her AAS degree in the Veterinary Technology program at Vol State. She started at New Hope as a student during her clinical rotations where she discovered her passion to work in a mixed animal practice. She has been in the field since 2013 and has a passion to not only help pets, but also to focus on client education and preventive care. She has a son named Lincoln and two dogs, Lucie and Bane. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Rachel Spear, LVT
My name is Rachel I am a licensed veterinary technician. I graduated from Volunteer State Community College in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart Kameron. We’re also expecting our first baby this December.
I have a German Shepherd dog named Justice, tortoiseshell cat named Katie, a black and white tuxedo cat named Peta and lastly, I have a uromastyx lizard named Pedro.
Aisha is a Veterinary Assistant and first started working at the clinic in 2016. She is from the Bay Area in California and moved to TN in support of her husband’s Army career. She finished earning her B.S. in Biology at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN in 2016.
She has always had a passion for animals, domesticated and wild. She works at New Hope and at Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. She is the proud mother of two German Shepherds, two cats, several fish, and a Kune Kune pig! Her professional goals are to earn her Vet Tech license and a M.S. in an aspect of Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Amber Ayres, LVT
My name is Amber Ayres. I graduated from Volunteer State Community College’s Veterinary Technician program in May of 2019.
I have an interest in all animals and I love that my job allows me to see them all here at New Hope. I personally have a dog named Cooper and a cat named Chaps, but I would like to one day have more dogs and some horses as well.
I love spending time with my family, my husband Louis, and most of all my son Joseph. I love finding new adventures to take on and truly believe a vacation once a year is a necessity
Colby joined New Hope in March of 2018. When not at the clinic, Colby is an avid reader of anything related to current world affairs. Married in 2017 and proud fur-parent of three wonderful pups. Colby hopes to return to school in pursuit of a career in government, but only after he has spent several years alongside a truly remarkable group of co-workers who he adores.
Miranda Fowle graduated from Vol State in 2017 and joined the Gateway Animal Care Group family shortly after. Miranda has a special interest in small and large animal surgery and emergency medicine. Her hobbies include camping, Disney movies and aerial fitness. She lives in Clarksville with her cats, Polly and Slick.