Lisa Parker, DVM
Veterinarian and Medical Director
Dr. Parker grew up on a small farm in Fairbanks, AK, and found her passion for animals and veterinary medicine as a child. She has called east Tennessee home for over 20 years, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology as well as her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee. She has special interests in reproductive emergencies, critical care, and all types of surgery, and she has worked in equine practice, mixed animal practice, small animal general practice as well as small animal emergency and specialty. She has advanced training in surgery and critical care and is passionate about supporting the human-animal bond in her relationships with clients and their pets.
Dr. Parker has a Belgian Malinois named Woodrow, three standard poodles named Maddie, Ruby and Jasper, and two cats, Sasquatch and Kevin. In her free time, which she says she doesn’t actually have, Dr. Parker enjoys being with her family and riding her horse.
Sandra Kreceman, DVM
Dr. Kreceman was born in Knoxville, TN, and was raised to be a true Tennessee VOL fan. Her dad took her to football games when she was young, and her mom dressed her in a UT cheerleading outfit for professional portraits when she was 3 years old. It was only natural that she earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee, where she played the piccolo for two years in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band.
Dr. Krecemen knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from an early age, and she feels the profession chose her because she can’t imagine doing anything different in life than providing care for an innocent soul who can’t “tell us where it hurts.” In 2006, Dr. Kreeman graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and her special interests include emergency medicine, abdominal ultrasound, and soft tissue surgery. She has worked with many veterinarians and pet owners in Knoxville and the surrounding areas while practicing in small animal clinics, providing relief work, and owning a mobile veterinary clinic. She joined the Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic in August 2017.
Dr. Kreceman shares her home with four dogs, Molly (Chihuahua), Gigi (Chow), Chloe (Golden retriever/Lab mix), and Chelsea (Chihuahua beagle mix/‘cheagle’), and she says they own the house. Molly loves to sunbathe and lick the couch. Gigi likes to run around the house with the zoomies every day for 20 minutes when her dad gets home from work. Chloe is her old girl who really loves food and head pets. Chelsea is her own woman, but she is still scared of her shadow.
In her free time, Dr. Kreceman likes to go out to dinner with her husband, cuddle up with the dogs and a good book/movie at home, or travel (especially to southern California.)