Letter from Dr. Brad Huttenhoff - Announcing His Retirement

Jul 17 2018

Dear clients & friends,

After practicing veterinary medicine in Athens and Cleveland for over 5 years, I decided to start my own hospital and founded Appalachian Animal Clinic in Cleveland in 1984.  My goal was to be your partner in your pet’s health and treat you and each patient like family. 

Over the years, Appalachian Animal Clinic has grown and expanded with four other veterinarians and over 10 support team members.   We have added progressive resources and technologies to help care for your pets during every stage of their life.

I am so proud to have served the people and pets of Cleveland and Bradley County for over 34 years at Appalachian Animal Clinic, and so it is bittersweet to announce that I am retiring from veterinary medicine in August.

August 2nd will be my last day caring for pets at Appalachian Animal Clinic.  I invite you to join me in a celebration of our hospital on Thursday, August 2nd from 6 – 7 pm for refreshments and to tour our facility and meet the team. 

Dr. Sheila Connelly will be the new Managing Veterinarian and she will guide the team to continue to provide personalized and compassionate care. 

Thank you for your support over the past 34 years. Your commitment to Appalachian Animal Clinic and your loyalty to us will not be forgotten by me.  I will miss seeing my clients, patients, team members and friends but am excited about this new chapter in my life.


Dr. Bradley J. Huttenhoff