Meet Dr. Jessica Sims

Dr. Sims is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She loves being able to make a difference in her patients' and clients' lives with her empathetic, thorough approach to each case.

Helping others through volunteer work has always been one of her greatest passions, with projects including humane societies, 6 years at the Knoxville Zoo, fostering kittens and parrots, and, most recently, spaying and neutering stray cats and dogs with Planned Pethood Mexico in underprivileged areas of the Yucatan. She hopes to continue finding new ways to give back.

At home, her two spoiled boxers, Titan and Vaughn, occupy much of her time along with her husband, Aaron, and young son, Wyatt – both of whom may also be spoiled.


Founder & Veterinarian

In one word, Oakwell is


Fun Facts

Got attacked by a penguin and pushed into a freezing pool

Once used a vacuum to save 5 ducklings from a sewage pipe

Jessica's Testimonials


Dr. Sims and Maness are awesome as are their staff. Our pets have received the best care in diagnosis, treatment and referral for their medical conditions. We are blessed to have Oakwell as our veterinary partner.

Sharon Hall

Dr. Sims did a thorough exam of our dog and took the time to thoroughly explain everything and answer any questions. She didn't make us feel rushed and she really cared for our dog. The entire staff was caring and friendly. We highly recommend this clinic.
David Johnson

Dr. Sims was amazing with my kitten, loved on her, and provided treats. The care at Oakwell is excellent.
Kira Grace

We had a great experience at Oakwell! Dr. Sims and the staff were absolutely amazing! They worked hard to make sure my dog was comfortable and you can tell they are dedicated to building a relationship with people and their pets. I also had some topics I needed guidance on and they went over everything I needed to know flawlessly. This is definitely our forever vet!
Karlee McMillan

Dr Jessica Sims is amazing she took the time to give Maggie a thorough exam and went into detail what we needed to be aware of and things to look for with a few concerns that we had with Maggie. I would highly recommend Dr. Sims and Oakwell Animal Hospital to anyone seeking veterinary care.
Carla Bowling

Jessica's Pet Family