Meet the Team

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Sandra Manes </br> D.V.M. photo

Dr. Sandra Manes

Education: University of Tennessee
Hometown: Newport
Dr. Sandra Manes is a graduate of the 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 spending time with her new husband, and trying new adventurous things.

Our Team

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.

Rebecca Lancaster Raines </br>Lead Veterinary Technician & Sandra's Right Hand photo

Rebecca Lancaster Raines
Lead Veterinary Technician & Sandra's Right Hand

Rebecca graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2005. She started working for Cedarwood in 2003, while still in college. Rebecca’s experience and technical skills are vast.  It is very true that she is Dr. Manes’ Right Hand.  Rebecca has two children, a grand-baby, and a variety of animals.

Pamela Hill </br> Practice Operations Leader photo

Pamela Hill
Practice Operations Leader

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.

Lavonda Cutshaw </br> Receptionist photo

Lavonda Cutshaw

Lavonda is married with 2 adult children and a new grand-baby boy. She has 2 schnauzers and a mixed breed dog along with an Amazon parrot named Tex and Lucy the Cockatoo.

Angela</br> Licenced Veterinary Technician photo

Licenced Veterinary Technician

Angela is a 2018 LMU Veterinary Technology graduate.  She began volunteering with Cedarwood as a teenager and later went on to obtain her degree.  She currently spends her time with her two young boys, husband, and a menagerie of pets.  When not at home, she devotes her time to working at Cedarwood and as an intensive care vet nurse in Knoxville.  

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 8:30am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

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