Dr. Allen Craig was born in Knoxville, TN. He grew up in a household with lots of animals, worked in a fish store in high school and later at the UT vet school. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from UT Knoxville in 1995 and his doctorate of veterinary medicine from UT Knoxville in 1999. He began working at the Lebanon Animal Hospital right out of school. He is married to Valerie, his wife of eighteen years and they have three children, Isaac, Isabella and Eli. They currently live in Mt. Juliet. They enjoy their chocolate lab puppy Zoey, two kitties, Max and Captain Cuddles and 3 turtles, whose names are complicated and hard to remember. Dr. Craig enjoys playing tennis, gardening and spending time with family. They are members of Providence United Methodist Church, Mount Juliet, TN. He serves on the Leadership Identification and Nominating Committee for the American Animal Hospital Association and is the Membership chair for his Veterinary Management Group .He became an owner of the Lebanon Animal Hospital in 2012. His favorites areas of practice are internal medicine, especially urology and ophthalmology, behavior issues and anything that helps a client better understand their pet. Education is his passion.
Dr. Amanda Wesson
Veterinarian & Owner
Dr. Amanda Wesson is a Smith County Native. After receiving her Animal Science Degree from MTSU, she attended the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine. She has been with the Lebanon Animal Hospital since graduating UT in 2007. She became co-owner of the Lebanon Animal Hospital in 2013. She enjoys working in the fields of dentistry and preventative medicine. She is proud to be a part of the only AAHA hospital in Lebanon. She still resides in Smith County with her husband, Anthony, and their daughter, Autumn. They share their home with a dog, Cricket, a cat, Festus and Moana, the male guinea pig. She enjoys cycling and has participated in the 25 mile Chattanooga challenge in 2016 and 2017. When she is not at work she can be found with either her family or at church. The organizations she supports are organ donation and children's foundations.
Dr. Melinda Morency
Dr. Melinda Morency grew up in Lebanon, TN. She first realized that she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was eight years old, and her Basset Hound, Humphrey, got sick. His veterinarian, Dr. Mike, saved his life, and from that point on, Dr. Melinda knew that’s what she wanted to do too. After graduating from the University of Tennessee—Martin with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, Dr. Melinda attended the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2003 and also married her husband that same year. For the next five years, Dr. Melinda practiced in a small animal clinic, as well as an emergency clinic, in East Tennessee.
In 2008, Dr. Melinda and her husband moved to Renton, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, where she practiced at a Banfield hospital. In 2010, Dr. Melinda’s daughter was born, and in 2011, a son was added to the family. In 2016, both Dr. Melinda and her husband decided to move back to Middle Tennessee. In preparation for the move, they took a year off of work and traveled around the country with their children in an RV, exploring as many of the National Park units as they could.
Dr. Morency enjoys discussing preventative medicine services for her patients, including routine dental care. She's also interested in discussing injury rehabilitation strategies. At home, in addition to living with her human family, Dr. Melinda lives with four cats: Darth Vader, Sassy Sue, Apollo Blaze, and Charlie May. In Dr. Melinda’s spare time, she loves to read, play board games with her family, and travel.