The Team
The Team

Dr. Laura Cooper - Owner/Veterinarian

Place of Study - University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine - Licensed since 2017

Interests - Dr. Cooper's primary interests are small animal medicine and routine soft tissue surgery, with a focus on preventative care. She loves performing surgeries and taking the best care of her patients as possible. She worked as a veterinary assistant prior to veterinary college. She strives to make the veterinary environment as stress-free as possible for her patients with a quality client experience.

Personal - Dr. Cooper has lived in TN most of her life, except when her husband was in the U.S. Marines. Dr. Cooper values spending quality time with her husband, Bradley, and her son, Brenden. She enjoys her Doberman-mix, Phoebe, and her Tuxedo cat, Tuxie. Dr. Cooper is also entertained by her four Pygmy goats. Aside from her family pets, she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, baking, and jewelry making. Dr. Cooper attends her local church weekly.

Bradley Cooper (Gray Shirt) ; Mike Lowry-Patterson Representative (Blue Shirt): Thank you Mike for all your help! Patterson has been amazing!

Bradley Cooper - Owner

Place of Study - Morristown Fire Academy and Walters State Police Academy

Interests - Bradley has worked hard renovating and constructing Cooper Veterinary Practice! He is a full-time fire-fighter. Bradley will be assisting with part-time duties as owner, facility upkeeper, veterinary assistant, and/or veterinary reception as needed.

Personal - Bradley has lived in TN most of his life, except when he served in the U.S. Marines for 4 years. He enjoys scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and relaxing when possible. Bradley enjoys spending quality time with his family and attending his local church.

Candice Blackwood - Experienced Veterinary Assistant

Experience - Veterinary Assistant - since 2002

Interests - Quality animal care and veterinary medicine of course :-).

Personal - Candice relocated from Florida in 2016 to live the mountain life and enjoy the great outdoors. Candice and her husband share their home with their Chesapeake Bay Retriever, 3 cats, 2 birds, and a chinchilla. She enjoys hiking, camping, and photography in her spare time.

Shayla Knuckles - Veterinary Receptionist

Place of Study - Haywood Community College (N.C.) - Associates of Applied Science with a Concentration in Medical Office Administration - 2014

Interests - Shayla has always been an animal lover. Before attending Haywood Community College, she volunteered at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC. Shayla's main goal is to provide exceptional customer service to the clients and patients at Cooper Veterinary Practice.

Personal - Shayla has two dogs named Bentley and Molly. Bentley is a shih-tzu and Molly is a schnoodle (schnauzer and poodle mix). In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.