Dr. Jennifer Clay is a 2003 graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at UC Davis Dr. Clay received special training in Grief Support, Small Animal Dentistry, and Ultrasound. After graduating from UC Davis, Dr. Clay did a one-year rotating internship at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego, California, where she was Intern of the Year. Dr. Clay’s internship included rotations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency and Critical Care, and Exotic Animal Medicine. Dr. Clay is a member of the Association for Veterinary Family Practice (AVFP), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Memphis Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association (MSCVMA), and Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She is currently on the Board of Directors of the MSCVMA. Dr. Clay received her Credential in Veterinary Family Practice in November of 2009. Dr. Clay moved to Memphis in the summer of 2004 and practiced at Greene Animal Hospital for two years before joining the staff at Downtown Animal Hospital in August of 2006. She founded Utopia Animal Hospital in 2008. Dr. Clay and her husband, Chip, have one cat, Marty. They welcomed their son James to the world in the summer of 2009 and their daughter Louise was born in February of 2013.
Dr. Cary Carter joined the Utopia team in the summer of 2014. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1995. He has practiced with both large and small animals and has a special interest in all kinds of surgery. Dr. Carter also has training in human medicine, where he is a nurse anesthetist. Dr. Carter and his family live in Jackson, Tennessee. We are pleased to have him at Utopia one day each week.
Carla Pittman has been working in Veterinary Medicine since 1998. She has worked with several area veterinarians, including Dr. Barden Greenfield, who is a Veterinary Dental Specialist. Carla has a special interest in both human and animal dentistry. Carla and her husband have 2 boys at home who keep them very busy!
Annie Martini came to Utopia in the summer of 2009 after working for PetSmart in the PetHotel. She has a degree in English Education, but decided that she prefers to work with animals. Annie received her Certificate in Veterinary Techology in the spring of 2012 from San Juan College. Annie’s hometown is Cloverport, Kentucky. Annie shares her home with her three dogs, Molly, Zero and Alistair.
James Clay joined the Utopia staff at the end of August 2009. James enjoys being the offical Utopia greeter. As you can see from this photo, he has a special interest in surgery. He is also training to be a dog-walker. James has one cat named Marty.
Louise Clay started working at Utopia in February of 2013. Louise is following in her brother’s footsteps with her interest in surgery. Louise will be taking over as front desk manager as soon as she is talking. She loves her cat Marty.
Jennifer Sager joined the staff of Utopia in the winter of 2010. She comes to us with nearly 20 years’ experience in veterinary medicine. She has worked as a receptionist, a technician and a groomer. Jennifer and her husband share their home with a great group of dogs and cats.
Lauren Johnson comes to us in the spring of 2015 from the Veterinary Technology Program at UT Martin. She has an interest in radiology and may one day choose to specialize in that area. Lauren is originally from Memphis and is happy to be back at home. She has 1 cat named Ellie and a dog named Monroe.
Kimball Chey has been in and around the Mid-South all of his life. He has an eclectic background (be sure to ask him for some great cooking tips!) including time spent as an Animal Caregiver at Utopia, starting in the Fall of 2013, and another practice in the area. Kimball studied Information Technology and is a car enthusiast. We are grateful for his care of our boarding pets and for his organizational skills. Kimball shares his home with his dogs Zero, Alistair and Molly.
David Eldridge joined the Utopia team in the fall of 2013. He studied Veterinary Medical Technology at Mississippi State University and became a Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician in 2012. David works full time at Pet Med Emergency Center in Cordova and spends part of his time each week with us. In his free time, David enjoys singing in his church choir and belonging to a music fraternity. David is also the District Representative for the Tennessee Veterinary Technicians Association. David shares his home with a handsome kitty named Minion.
Jenna Read has been working in Veterinary Medicine for the past 8 years as a Technician Assistant and as a Veterinary Technician. She joined the staff at Utopia Animal Hospital in the spring of 2014. Jenna is a life-long resident of the Mid-South and now enjoys being in the midtown area. Outside of work, Jenna is an avid reader and shares her home with her two cats, Timmy and Trixie and her dog Maggie.
Would you like to become a member of our staff? We are not currently hiring, but keep employment applications on file. When we have an opening, we will call persons who have previously submitted an application first.