Meet Dr. Rachel Maness

Dr. Maness was born in Miami, Florida, and moved to Tennessee to pursue her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She enrolled at the University of Tennessee where she completed her Bachelor's degree and graduated from veterinary school. Throughout her time spent here, she quickly fell in love with the location and decided to make East Tennessee her forever home.

Right out of vet school, she worked with both large and small animals which has helped create the well-rounded approach she brings to her patients now. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband, Gunner, and her 4 cats (Blue, Mango, Merlin, and Henry), reading, gaming, and exploring new areas through traveling. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and is excited to meet you and your beloved critters.


Medical Director / Veterinarian

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Fun Facts

Can clap with one hand

Almost lost an eye in a (toy) bow and arrow accident


The staff was friendly. Dr. Maness was very thorough and explained everything and answered my questions. I love fact that they examined dogs in the exam room.Karen Adkins

We have had Dr. Maness each time and she has been amazing. Very thorough and informative, along with being kind. Thanks y’all for great service! Maximus says thank you as well - and he is sorry for trying to bite Dr. Maness 😂
Lexi Poll

Took our 4 month old shih Tzu to Dr. Maness for stomach problems was seen immediately after calling office treated sugar like she was her own.Lila Parker

Leo loved Dr. Maness! Wonderful location with great staff!Martha Blaser

Dr. Maness and all of the staff were very attentive and thorough. It’s a blessing to have a good clinic to care for our fur babies, we are thankful for Oakwell!Amanda Simerly

Dr. Maness took her time and made sure I didn’t leave with any unanswered questions. I plan to transition my other pets to this clinic as well.Samantha McCloud

Oakwell was able to see us same day and Dr. Maness provided great care both for our cat and for us. Explained options and was up front with costs prior to running any tests. Very impressed.Matthew Deitel

Rachel's Pet Family