Karl N. Kapoor, DVM
Dr. Karl Kapoor has been at Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic since its opening in 1985. He graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After many years of solo practice, Dr. Kapoor is thankful and blessed to have a wonderful associate, Dr. Hinkle, as well as a skilled, knowledgeable and enjoyable team of staff members to work with each day.
Between the Kapoors, Karl and Anna, along with their son Nathan, daughter-in-law Amber, and daughter Sarah, there are an assortment of four-legged family members: a cat, O2; a horse, Majorette; and three dogs, Kelvin, Frankie and Miri, not to mention the entire family of patients at Pinecrest.
In addition to clinic associated activities, the Kapoor family also invests time and effort into the East Tennessee Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the ETSU Wesley Foundation, a variety of functions at First United Methodist Church, Family Promise, and various other organizations. Dr. Kapoor has tremendously enjoyed participating with the Johnson City District Partners in Mission program in the Czechia (Czech Republic) through 4 mission teams over the years. Most recently, he joined his wife Anna on a Medical Mission Team to Mexico. (He was not one of the doctors!) Although by no means a professional photographer, he enjoys taking pictures and sharing them.
Anna Kapoor, Dr. Kapoor’s wife, also works at Pinecrest. As a teenager, Anna remembers babysitting for a veterinarian’s family in her hometown and occasionally stepping into action at that clinic. Little did she know that several years later she would marry a veterinarian, who also had to often-times leave home for emergencies at all hours. Anna is a registered nurse certified in oncology nursing and took care of patients at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital for 20 years. Because she is a strong patient advocate and continues to keep current in nursing, Anna often finds the opportunity to use her skill to serve on medical mission teams. Anna enjoys gardening, knitting and cooking in her spare time. Anna recently received the AARP Andrus Award for the State of Tennessee. This award recognizes outstanding community volunteer service. She serves in many different volunteer roles at church, a local soup kitchen, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Mexico Medical Mission team, Johnson City District Partners in Mission with Czechia, the ETSU Wesley Foundation and others.
Tonya Hinkle, DVM
Dr. Tonya Hinkle is a Johnson City native. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with an Animal Science concentration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2000. She then received her DVM from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Following her first two years of practice at Cape Fear Animal Hospital in Fayetteville, NC, Tonya returned to Johnson City and joined Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic in September of 2006. Tonya has a special interest in internal medicine, behavior medicine, client education, and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.
Tonya is married to Dr. Josh Hinkle, also a veterinarian, and together they have one daughter, Olive. Her ‘furry’ family includes an Irish Setter, Finn, along with two cats, PP and Banana. Outside of work Tonya enjoys traveling, running, kickboxing, and sailing.
Ann Hayes has been part of the Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic front desk staff since 2002. Before that Ann worked as a veterinary technician for twelve years. She enjoys meeting all of the pets and their owners as they enter our clinic each day. In addition to grandchildren, Anna has one ‘grand-dog’ who visits her quite often.
Amy Lusk has been with Pinecrest Vet Clinic since November of 2013. She has lived all her life in Johnson City Tennessee. She is very detail oriented and will listen to our clients, make excellent notes and help the doctors take great care of our pets. Amy has three dogs of her own, Chance, Bear and Dorcas.
Angie Sliger has been working at our clinic for over twelve years. “This has been my one and only job and I have loved every minute of it. This has been the best group of people I have ever known.”
Angie has one rotten dog, Coop, who loves to chew and eat anything that he can find. He is just about her very best friend. Angela is engaged to marry soon. In Angie’s spare time she enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, camping, fishing, and playing in the mud in her jeep. She also enjoys photography and anything to do with animals.
Ann Coffey has been associated with veterinary medicine for more than 25 years. She has been a part of Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic for 13 of those years. She has three dogs. She stays extra busy with two of them as they have diabetes. Ann says all three are spoiled rotten. Ann had hip replacement surgery in 2016 and was on temporary leave but is adjusting back into her important role at Pinecrest.
Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Penny Marvel serves our clients as both a veterinary assistant and front desk receptionist. She has been working at Pinecrest for several years now. Penny loves to snuggle all of the cats and dogs – especially kittens and puppies. Penny enjoys several pets of her own at home. Recently Penny has a new hobby and is already excelling at stained glass work.
Sarah is new to veterinary medicine, but loves animals and has two dogs of her own, a malt-a-poo named Bella and a dachshund named Miley. Sarah has enjoyed working in the front office for the last few months at this new job, but is really excited to start transitioning to a cross-trained position as a veterinary assistant where she can get to know our clients and patients even better.
Erica has been working in veterinary medicine for 3 years and she finds great pleasure in taking care of animals. Working is very rewarding and educational for her. She started working at Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic in August 2016, and loves every minute of it. Erica has 8 dogs and 3 cats at home, and conveys that saying she is an animal lover is putting it mildly. She always has had a big heart for anything in need, and that’s how she has gotten most of her pets. When she is not at work, Erica enjoys spending time with all her pets and planning vacation, where, hopefully, she will be able to scuba dive.