Dr. Linda Osborne
Dr. Osborne grew up in Oak Ridge and spent two years in Germany as a teenager. She decided she wanted to be a vet at eight years of age, when her dachshund had 14 puppies. She later volunteered in the kennels at a local vet clinic while in high school. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, she moved to north Florida but missed the mountains, so she returned to Oak Ridge four years later. After 10 years of clinical practice, she bought Tri-County Small Animal Hospital in 1995. She has a very energetic, happy, Lab mix named Osito, who keeps her active because he likes to go for so many walks.
When she is not in the hospital, Dr. Osborne enjoys reading, gardening, bicycling, singing, and hiking.
Dr. Nicole Ramos
Dr. Ramos grew up in Los Angeles, California and received her undergraduate and Master’s of Science degrees from the University of California in Merced. She moved to Tennessee with her husband in 2016 where she attended veterinary school at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
She shares her home with a pack of three dogs and several fish. Her pup pack consists of a Shepherd mix named Bravo, a Shiba Inu mix named Theta, and a Corgi mix named Argos. In her free time, you can find Dr. Ramos hiking, backpacking, painting, and spending time with her dogs.
Lauren, Practice Manager and Client Services Representative
Lauren grew up in Oak Ridge. Her love affair with cats began when she was nine and was charged with caring for her neighbor’s cat while they were on vacation. She remembers really enjoying feeding the cat, freshening her water bowl, and brushing her soft fur. Lauren worked at a local animal hospital during high school and college. After more than a decade in other parts of the country, she returned to Tennessee. When she came across the job opening at Tri-County Small Animal Hospital, she knew it was a perfect fit.
Lauren lives with Sylvie, a little tabby cat who loves to chase pom poms and chirps at the birds from her indoor windowsill. In her free time, Lauren likes riding her bicycle, hiking, exploring new places, and reading books.
Kalley is a native of Oliver Springs and has lived here her whole life. Her family brought their animals to Tri-County Small Animal Hospital for years, so when she decided to pursue animal medicine, she volunteered here to gain experience.
Kalley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Carson-Newman University and is attending veterinary school at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has always loved animals and science, and she realized she should pursue these two passions after her first semester in college.
Her dog Bruce loves eating cheese and playing with his cat brother, Percy, whose favorite thing to do is looking out the window. She also has two Dumbo Rex rats, Snickers and Doodle, who love to get into things they’re not supposed to.
When not at work, she loves to write, read, and make art on her iPad. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Kirstin, Assistant & Client Service Representative
Kirstin grew up right here in Oliver Springs. Her parents brought their family pets to Tri-County, which inspired her to apply to work here. She has always had a passion for animal care, but realized she wanted it to be her career when she was in fourth grade. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2023 and plans to apply to the University of Tennessee to continue her education in veterinary medicine.
Her pets consist of a trio of lovely ladies: dog Delilah, cat Ari, and a mule named Lucy.
Kirstin loves spending time with her friends and going horseback riding. She also enjoys hiking, and some of her favorite places to hike are Frozen Head State Park and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Sharlenne, Client Services Representative
Sharlenne was born in Kentucky, but grew up in Puerto Rico surrounded by dogs and cats. She always had a strong love for animals which blossomed when she cared for a stray horse on her grandmother’s property.
When she’s not working, Sharlenne enjoys watching TV (especially anime), playing Pokémon, spending time with her cat Robin, and missing her 16-year-old dog Nina, who lives with her family back in Puerto Rico.
Taryn has a strong love for animals, and when she was growing up in Sunbright she was always trying to help local stray pets. She took a position at Tri-County Small Animal Hospital with the goal of gaining the necessary experience to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.
When she’s not working, Taryn enjoys spending time with her husband and family. They share their home with their dog Scout and their cat Luna.
Savannah grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and joined Tri-County Small Animal Hospital to gain experience for veterinary school after coming to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for her undergraduate degree. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2023 and will be attending veterinary school at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. She once found two malnourished baby squirrels on a hiking trail and took care of them for a week before taking them to a wildlife center. She shares her home with Lois, a cat obsessed with attacking Gatorade bottles; Charcoal, a 12-year-old cat she found on a tennis court; and Maya, half Aussie/half Catahoula leopard dog who doesn’t ever rest or sit still. In her free time, Savannah enjoys hiking, studying, and reading.
Growing up with dogs, cats, goats and other animals in Wartburg, TN, made Marilou realize she wanted a career caring for animals. She has a dog named Hulk who will eat anything, including doors and walls, as well as four cats: Baby Girl, Morgan, Socks and BobTail kitty. Her bearded dragon is the oldest of her pets, and she also has five chickens and three ducks. When not working, she takes care of all these pets, and finds time to spend with her boyfriend and kids going swimming or on walks at local parks.