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Megan Mitchell

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Veterinarian Specialist
Megan Mitchell Staff Photo
Dr. Megan Mitchell joined VCA RIVER in August 2021. Dr. Mitchell is a Tennessee native, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at the University of Tennessee in 2012. Dr. Mitchell went on to receive her DVM and graduated Magna cum laude at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and received awards in surgery, internal medicine, emergency/critical care, and pain management in 2016. Dr. Mitchell completed her rotating internship at the Ohio State University the following year. She then went on to complete a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. During this time, she received an award from the Veterinary Orthopedic Society for the research she presented on total hip replacement in dogs. Dr. Mitchell then went on to complete a 3-year surgery residency in Los Angeles, California at VCA Animal Specialty Group. Dr. Mitchell's professional interests include wound management and reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology, and ACL surgery. In her free time, Dr. Mitchell enjoys spending time with her fiancée and family, in addition to being outdoors and staying active. Dr. Mitchell has a 3-legged Pitbull and one cat. She is very excited to be back in Tennessee and serving the Chattanooga community.
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The Department of Surgery at VCA RIVER has been established to offer referral services to the clients and patients of general veterinary practitioners in the greater Chattanooga area, southeast Tennessee, and north Georgia. Our surgery department is equipped and staffed to handle the unusual or particularly challenging procedures that may require specialized instrumentation, advanced training, or both; special situations in which your primary care veterinarian may recommend referral to a specialist.

SA broad variety of surgical services are offered, including orthopedic surgery (bone and joint surgery), neurologic surgery of the spine, cancer surgery, and wound management and reconstructive surgery. In addition, a broad variety of patients are seen; dogs from giant breeds to toy breeds, cats, and even exotic species. The surgery department offers an extensive array of diagnostic tools including advanced imaging (ultrasound, CT, MRI, and endoscopy), and a complete diagnostic laboratory with capability to perform a broad variety of tests on blood, other body fluids, and tissue samples.

The VCA RIVER surgery department accepts patients on a referral-only basis, so if you think your pet may need the services of a specialist surgeon, please see your primary care veterinarian first to discuss the possibility of a referral to us.

To make a referral, please use our Referral Form.

Our Surgery Team

VCA Regional Institute for Vet Emergencies and Referrals

2132 Amnicola Highway

Chattanooga, TN 37406

Main: 423-698-4612

Fax: 423-622-8145

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Appt Hours:

Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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