Meet our amazing surgeons:
  • Sam Beckman, DVM, DACVS

    Dr. Beckman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. He was a general practice veterinarian for five years before entering a four year surgery residency at Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine, South Shore Veterinary Associates and the University of Tennessee CVM. In 1991, he was also appointed to the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his research was in bone graft substitutes and bioabsorbable implants. In 1994, he achieved board certification bu the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time on the lake with his family. 

  • Mark Bohling,

    Dr. Mark Bohling earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California-Davis. He then worked in general practice until completing his surgical residency at Auburn University where he also earned a PhD. Additionally, Dr. Bohling served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for seven years prior to entering private practice. Dr. Bohling performs both orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.

  • D.J. Krahwinkel, DVM, DACVS, DACVCA, DACVECC

    Dr. Krahwinkel rarely needs an introduction given his reputation in east Tennessee as one of UTK's foremost respected professors and surgeons. In early 201, Dr. Krahwinkel's peers presented him with a lifetime achievement award for his accomplishments within the field of veterinary medicine.As a graduate of Auburn's Veterinary School in 19966, Dr. Krahwinkel went on in his career to become triple boarded in surgery, anesthesia,and critical care. He was a professor of surgery at UTK from 1975-2010.His strong interest in soft tissue surgery has led him to be one of the most sought after surgeons in the area.

  • Jeff Nunley, DVM, DACVS

    Dr. Nunley graduated from the Davis Veterinary School at the University of California in 2011. This four- year program confirmed his desire to come a veterinary surgeon. After graduating, he accepted a one-year small animal rotating internship at Michigan State University.After completing his internship, Dr. Nunley entered the prestigious small animal surgical residency program at the Animal Medical Center of New York,the oldest and largest veterinary hospital in the country. This residency program involved high volume exposure to state-of-the-art orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures in small animals. He honed his unique interest in orthopedics and surgical oncology during this time.After successful completion of his three year residency in 2015, Dr. Nunley moved back to Nashville, TN, with his wife and children. He opened Tennessee Veterinary Surgical Specialists, his mobile specialty surgical practice.

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