Our Veterinary Team Monroe County Animal Hospital in Sweetwater, TN
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Monroe County Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
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Phyllis Harrell, DVM
A member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Harrell also serves the TN Department of Agriculture/TEMA 1st Responder to Agricultural Disasters and the Monroe County Board of Health.
The doctor and husband Charles have two daughters, Hannah and Haley, and one son, Matthew, and are members of the 1st United Methodist Church of Madisonville. Dr. Harrell’s favorite hobbies include dance, reading, camping, and watching the Atlanta Braves.
Erica Murphy, DVM
Dr. Murphy was wed in 2006 to Scott Murphy, who composes music for television “when he is not busy being the best husband and father in the world,” Dr. Murphy notes. In December 2013, they welcomed their daughter Eva into the world. Like most in her profession, Dr. Murphy’s pets were rescued, and include 4 cats named Sawyer, Yoda, Dylan, and Boots. Dr. Murphy and her family are members of Madisonville Presbyterian Church.
Professional travel leads Dr. Murphy to Zanzibar, Tanzania, on an exciting mission trip where she and her team spayed and neutered feral cats in Stone Town and went out in the “shambas” (countryside) to deworm and vaccinate cattle for foot and mouth disease. While she loves cooking and reading, her hobbies have evolved now that she has a child – playing with Eva is at the very top of her list of favorite activities.
Angela Barry, DVM
In addition to her children Jarrett and Kiley, Dr. Barry’s family includes 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 horses, 2 rabbits, and a small flock of chickens. Dr. Barry is a member of the Ironsburg Methodist Church and has utilized her professional skills while traveling to areas in need through the Christian Veterinary Missions.
In her free time, Dr. Barry enjoys horseback riding, swimming, gardening, and reading.
Bryan Thomas Beason, DVM
In his goal to continually grow as a veterinarian, Dr. Beason consults with experts to stay knowledgeable in the latest veterinary treatment options and he follows animal studies that impact the care his clients receive. He is a licensed veterinarian in both Tennessee and Georgia.
Dr. Beason’s life is full of animals, at work and at home. With his wife Mia, he continues working on their fourth-generation family farm. In his spare time, he enjoys training for endurance events such as marathons, triathlons, and obstacle courses. Dr. Beason has a soft spot for youth and is often seen at local 4-H shows writing health certificates, helping children with their animals, and encouraging future generations of farmers.
Kenzi Wattenburger, DVM
She earned her DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and holds memberships within the American Veterinary Medical Association, Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Her special interests include food animal medicine, especially small ruminants, and man’s best friend (your dogs).
When not caring for your animals, she is spending time with her beloved mini dachshund, Ginny, as well as hiking, kayaking, and exploring her new home in Tennessee.