Meet the Team

Our Veterinarian

Dr. Sandra O’Connor </br> D.V.M. photo

Dr. Sandra O’Connor

Education: University of Tennessee
Hometown: Newport
Dr. Sandra O’Connor is a graduate of University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 1996 and received the honor of graduating Magna Cum Laude. She also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in her class. She lives a very active lifestyle in which she enjoys working on her farm nestled in the foothills of East Tennessee. Her special areas of interest include avian & exotic medicine and animal behavior. In her free time she enjoys riding her motorcycle, and trying new adventurous things.

Our Team

Rebecca Raines </br>Veterinary Technician photo

Rebecca Raines
Veterinary Technician

Rebecca graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2005. She started in 2003 at Cedarwood. She is married to Rodney and they have 2 children, Brooke and Hunter. Her family lives on a small farm with many animal friends. In her free time she enjoys riding motercycles and processes her own foods every year.

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Angela West Franco
Veterinary Technician

Angela has two small rescue puppies which she has nursed back to health, a rescue Great Dane and a cat. Angela graduated in 2017 from LMU. She became Mrs. Franco in October 2017. She is enjoying her menagerie of animals and wedded bliss.

Tessa Des Roches </br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Tessa Des Roches
Veterinary Assistant

Tessa is currently enrolled at the University of TN. She is majoring in Animal Science.

Chad Chambers </br>Hospital Operations Leader photo

Chad Chambers
Hospital Operations Leader

Chad is well versed in handling any situation that needs attention. He is a former special ops military person and a registered nurse. We are honored to have him on our team. He enjoys being with his wife and family, including a menagerie of rescue animals, when not working at Cedarwood.

Lavonda Cutshaw </br> Receptionist photo

Lavonda Cutshaw

Lavonda is married to Reverend Craig Cutshaw. They have a 2 children, Caleb and Lindsey. She is active in her church and She has 2 schnauzers and a mixed breed dog along with an Amazon parrot named Tex and Lucy the Cockatoo.

Angel Fowler </br> Receptionist photo

Angel Fowler

Angel Fowler is our Relief Receptionist. She is a school teacher and is married to Ronald Fowler. Angel is an avid fan of pugs and has many pets at home. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family.

Pamela Hill </br> Practice Manager photo

Pamela Hill
Practice Manager

Pam has been a long time friend to Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital . She agreed to become a part of our team in 2017. She enjoys going home at night to her husband and small rescue dogs.

Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital

1111 E Hwy 25-70

Newport, TN 37821

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

423-623-4362 Email Us:

Hours Saturdays and Sundays: We have drop-offs and pickups at 9AM and 5PM

Sunday Closed

Monday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 7:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

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