Julie Bowling – DVM

Julie is a 2001 graduate of UTCVM Knoxville, TN. She started working in regular practice focused on small animal surgery and medicine. In 2010 she began splitting her time between regular practice and spay/neuter clinics. Julie lives in Anderson County with her husband, 3 children, 6 dogs, and 7 cats (not counting any foster animals they may have at any given time).

David J Appel – VMD

David J Appel is originally from NJ and received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Virginia Tech. After college, he worked for Johnson & Johnson in the Department of Skin Biology. He then received his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.

Appel moved from San Diego to Tennessee with his wife Caroline, dog #1, and cat Fern. The natural world fascinates him and he is looking forward to exploring Tennessee.

He is also excited to meet his new clients and patients at Norris Animal Hospital.

Selina Nuchols – Office Manager

Selina is a lifelong resident of East Tennessee. She has over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary field and is our resident “cat whisperer”. When not giving your fur babies exceptional care, Selina enjoys making crafts.

Jennifer Alexander – Senior Vet Assistant

Jennifer has always loved caring for animals. She has worked as a veterinary assistant since 2001 and recently began school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She shares her home with 2 dogs, Katy and Sam and 3 cats, Pixie, Jasper & Enzo, also her husband and teenage daughter. Jennifer is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and loves being in nature, kayaking, and reading.

Taylor Cook – Vet Assistant

Taylor has enjoyed working with animals since she was a small child. She is a lifelong resident of the Anderson/Knox County area. She loves sharing laughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. Come by sometime and Taylor will share her wonderful sense of humor and great personality with you.

Ashlynne Wilson – Vet Assistant

Ashlynne started out at Norris Animal hospital 4 years ago. When she is not in school pursuing a degree Veterinary Medicine, you will see her here at the clinic. In her free time, Ashlynne loves going surfing, snowboarding, and spending time with her dogs and cats at home.

Nikki Davis – Head Customer Care Representative/Vet Assistant

Nikki is a lifelong resident of Anderson county; she is a graduate of ACHS. She has two children, Taylor and AJ. Nikki joined our team in 2019. Nikki has a passion for horses, dogs, and cats. She has 3 dogs, Rebel, Buster, and Toby, and a “granddog” named, Nellie. In her spare time, she enjoys sitting around the bonfire with her boyfriend and all the kids.

Shelby Moody – Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care Representative

Shelby is currently going to school to become a Vet Tech at Ashworth College. She loves hanging out with her friends and family and going on little adventures. She has two dogs, Sadie and Ginger and two cats, Cookie and Shadow.

Martha, Diddy, & Little Boy – Hospital Cats



Little Boy