About Us

Southwind Animal Hospital is committed to provide pets and their owners with a high standard of medical care and customer service. Our new veterinary office is a beautiful, modern facility where your pet can receive the best care available in the Maryville area. Our hospital offers a friendly and inviting atmosphere where your pets are treated as our own.

Dr. Heather Lollar has lived in Maryville for almost her entire life.  She graduated from Maryville High School in 1998 (as Heather Puckett) and continued on to the University of Tennessee for both undergraduate classes and Vet School.  She graduated in 2007 and has been practicing veterinary medicine in Blount County for over 6 years. Heather has a 2 year human son named Braiden, 7 canine kids, and 3 feline children plus a multitude of foster animals at any given time. Thankfully, Robby puts up with all the rescues, fosters, and patients she brings home, and he has been a tremendous help with the transition to owner of Southwind Animal Hospital.  Dr. Heather is very excited about the future of Southwind Animal Hospital!

Dr. Deborah Hicks is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, but has called Knoxville her home since 1997. She obtained her Bachelor Degree from the University of Tennessee in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in May 2003 and is a 2008 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her graduation, she completed a one-year rotating surgical and medical internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey. She has been practicing and advancing her veterinary career in Maryville, Tennessee since late 2009. Deborah is the mother to two crazy, alien offspring: Caroline and Jack. She is also the wife of an even crazier daredevil, superhero, Dr. Dr. David A. Hicks. He somehow managed to get two doctorates, but that doesn’t change him from living like his childhood self and trying to create a master plan for faster acceleration and making the tallest handmade toys. Together they have four sweet fur babies but carry a long list of special animals that have touched their lives throughout the years. As a family, they are not afraid to go anywhere as long as they can explore the outdoors with a magnifying glass, have bicycles and a bug box on hand, hear excellent music and surround themselves with good company. Deborah looks forward to meeting established and new clients at Southwind Animal Hospital. She hopes to create lifelong relationships and will enjoy the special opportunity to care for and befriend your beloved pets.

Feel free to take a look around our website and, please give us a call at (865)724-1040 to schedule an appointment for your pet.