Meet our Veterinary Team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Highway 58 Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Get to know our Veterinary Team!
We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
Dr. Shane Whitaker graduated from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an externship at Montgomery Zoo in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. Whitaker is proficient in a variety of surgical services. His special interest in veterinary medicine is the advancement of innovative technology; Dr. Whitaker is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery using advanced imaging capabilities.
Dr. Whitaker and his wife, Jennifer, have two children: his stepdaughter, Zoe, and Holly.
Dr. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Master of Science in Animal Science Swine Physiology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She also received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Carter holds a USDA Accreditation for health certificates.
Dr. Carter has special interests in the veterinary fields of Preventative Healthcare such as routine wellness, vaccines, and preventions; weight management; client education; health certificates; dermatology; fear-free handling; and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Carter is a Fear Free Certified veterinary professional. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, and the Human Animal Bond Association. She is a new member of the Hamilton County Veterinary Medical Association. In 2018, Dr. Carter received the Veterinary Social Work Award.
Dr. Carter’s animal family includes three cats named Sinbad, Fatso, and Leo. She will soon have an addition to the family, a mastiff/Dane mix puppy! Dr. Carter enjoys frisbee golf, canvas painting, Disney trivia, and animal visitation therapy in her free time.
Dr. Rawlston received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with minors in Agricultural Business and Biology at the University of Tennessee. She also received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Rawlston specializes in surgery, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and dermatology. She is a Fear Free Certified veterinary professional. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. In 2020, Dr. Rawlston received the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology Award and the Purina Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition Award.
Dr. Rawlston and her fiancé, Josh, have a fur family of five, including three cats named Leo, Summer, and Benny and two dogs named Rupert and Loren. In their free time, they enjoy hiking and all the outdoor activities Chattanooga offers.