Jerrod Johnson, DVM

jerrodjohnsonDr. Johnson was born and raised in Whitley City, KY. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of the Cumberland’s in 2007.

In 2011, Jerrod graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he joined North Stewart Veterinary Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian, then later joined the staff of New Hope Veterinary Clinic.

Currently, Jerrod is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.

Jerrod enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife Beth and daughter Lily.

His professional interests include Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery, Small Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery, as well as Small Ruminant Medicine and Surgery.


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.


Carrie Urquhart

My name is Carrie, I am a Veterinary Assistant at New Hope Veterinary Clinic. I was born here in Joelton and raised in various parts of Tennessee, now calling Clarksville my home.

In 2004, I began pursuing a career in veterinary care. I’ve always had a passion for animals and helping them. I was so eager to learn, I went to every class available, ultrasound, emergency medical procedures, and CPR just to name a few.

Now being at an all animal facility, I assist the doctors with dogs, cats, rats, goats, horses, pigs, chickens, sugar gliders, and everything else under the sun! After 11 years of just dogs and cats, the change is much welcomed with a new eagerness to learn!

I currently have a dog named Scarlett and a cat named Piper. Scarlett is a goofy 7-month-old Shepherd mix, and Piper, 3 is my special cat, who has mild brain damage from previous injuries before I got her.

I hope to learn as much as I can about large animal care, and continue my journey at New Hope Veterinary Clinic for years to come


Jessica Valentin

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 for three years and has a passion to not only help pets, but also to focus on client education and preventive care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.


Emma Campbell

Emma joined the New Hope Vet Team in January of 2017.

She is a receptionist at the front desk. Her and her fiancé Blake just recently moved back to Tennessee as this is where he is from. Emma grew up in Lincoln Nebraska. Her and Blake enjoy a variety of actives together such as paddle boarding, surfing, diving, hockey and time with family and friends.

Emma is very excited about her new career with New Hope Vet Clinic and can’t wait for many more years to come.


Kathryn Williams

Kathryn, I am a veterinary assistant at New Hope.

I started officially working at New Hope in August of 2016. I first came here in 2015 to get my observation hours for the Volunteer State Community Vet Tech program, where I am currently enrolled.

I had always known that I wanted to work with animals, and working at New Hope is a great place to learn.

When I am not at work or school, I am taking care of my animals. I breed Myotonic goats and raise chickens, ducks, and turkeys. I also have two horses, two dogs and several cats. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your pets.


Rachel Spear

Hello, my name is Rachel. I graduated from Volunteer State Community College in the degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016. I have also passed my Veterinary Technician National Exam and have received my license as a Veterinary Medical Technician.

I have two cats, one dog and a chinchilla. I am engaged to my high school sweetheart of five and a half years. Growing up I have loved animals and am excited to be able to express my compassion for all animals and with my growing experience be able to treat these pets as if they were members of my own family.

I started working with animals in 2013 when I worked in boarding for 3 years and 2 years of veterinary experience.