DR. AMANDA PITTMAN
DVM, CCRP, CVA, CVMMP
After several years of practicing conventional medicine and three years practicing emergency medicine, she became very comfortable caring for difficult internal medicine cases and emergency situations. She has received additional training in ultrasound and can perform basic abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms. Over time, she began to see a tremendous need for additional relief in her geriatric and critically ill patients and began investigating alternative options. When her own senior dog, Boudreaux, began to have trouble getting around himself, she went back to school, and she was awarded the title of Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed externships in this field at the University of Tennessee and also at Loving Touch in Stone Mountain, GA.
Through her rehabilitation training at Loving Touch and her prior work with Fountain City Animal Hospital, she was exposed to acupuncture and other holistic methods. She went on to train at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL and received her Certified Veterinary Acupuncture degree. She completed an integrative externship at the Chattanooga Holistic Animal Institute in Chattanooga, TN. Along with acupuncture training, she learned the basics of veterinary Herbology and Tui-Na, a medical massage technique that uses acupuncture points to treat illness in the body. She has also completed advanced training in their Food Therapy program, and will receive certification in that discipline as well, pending approval of her case study.
Dr. Pittman has recently completed certification in veterinary spinal manipulation at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute in Florida, and is seeing amazing results in her patients using this treatment modality.
Next year, Dr. Pittman hopes to receive training in musculoskeletal imaging, a modality that will allow her to better diagnose tears in tendons and ligaments. This is a vital tool in determining the true need for surgery and choosing appropriate rehabilitation options.
She is also hoping to add ozone therapy and regenerative medicine as soon as possible.
Dr. Pittman is a true believer in the power of integrative medicine. Technology has created advanced diagnostic techniques, allowing us to catch disease at its earliest stages, making the Western world a true modern-day marvel. However, the power of Mother Nature and her healing abilities must not be overlooked. There are, at times, a true need for fast-acting modern pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, but in almost every disease process, we can find a natural alternative to allow the body to heal itself, the way it was intended.
AWRC was founded in the hopes of partnering with pet parents so that they will have the knowledge of all available options for their pets. Ultimately, the veterinarian and pet parent need to work side by side to determine what the best options for each individual pet will be. Our pets give us unconditional love and devotion every day. They deserve the gift of lifetime wellness from us. Dr. Pittman will continue to devote her life to the betterment of animals through nature and also through their bond with their humans.
Dr. Pittman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, American Animal Hospital Association, and American Association of Feline Practitioners. She shares her life with her husband Todd, UT student Garrett, high school student Alex, and 3 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, camping, reading, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Erin Warren
DVM, MS, CVA
Dr. Warren initially worked as an emergency veterinarian but found her true calling in general practice where she is able to develop long-term relationships with clients and patients. After working 2.5 years as a small animal general practitioner in Raleigh, NC, Dr. Warren moved back to Knoxville, TN with her husband. She has worked in several different capacities as a small animal veterinarian in the area before joining the team at Animal Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in August 2020.
Dr. Warren became certified in acupuncture at Chi University in the fall of 2021. She loves integrating holistic therapies like acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with all the benefits of Western medicine to help her patients achieve optimal health and improve their quality of life.
In addition to her interests in integrative medicine, she enjoys general wellness, geriatric medicine, and dentistry. She values her relationships with clients and their pets and partners with owners to create a tailored medical plan unique to each pet and situation. She makes it a point to treat all her patients as if they were her own and to provide compassionate, progressive veterinary care to all she serves.
At home, Dr. Warren shares her life with her husband Paul, son Mason, a foster-fail small breed rescue pup named Prim, and her cat, Mia. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, hiking and travel.
Dr. Jenny Sangid
DVM, MS, CVA
Dr. Sangid moved to Atlanta, GA in 2015 after her graduation and jumped straight into a general practice animal hospital where she was influenced by many amazing veterinarians, advancing her skills in soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry. Dr. Sangid returned to Knoxville, TN and has been working at the same general practice since 2016. In 2017, Dr. Sangid completed her acupuncture certification at Chi University and began incorporating Eastern medicine into her veterinary services. Dr. Sangid is extremely passionate about pain control and geriatric medicine and has further ambitions to pursue certifications in spinal manipulation and physical rehabilitation in the future.
Dr. Sangid is happily married, sharing two wonderful children Harper and Henry with her husband Jordan. She has always been a crazy dachshund lady, but after a sad year of losses, her weenie herd has been reduced to only one senior dachshund named Woodrow a.k.a. “Woody.” She also has a standard poodle named Princess Peach. She loves spending free time with her family, traveling, and going on adventures. She is an avid reader and regularly participates in a monthly book club.
Licensed Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager
Audrey graduated with a degree in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY @ Delhi. Though originally AALAS certified and starting a career in research, she decided the personal touch with client’s animals would be more rewarding. Audrey has been licensed and worked in small, mixed and exotic practices in multiple states before settling in TN. While still working, she served as the eastern representative for the Tennessee Veterinary Technician Association and was selected to be on the accreditation team for LMU. She has a strong work ethic and a dedication for your pet whether she is using her talents as a technician in the exam room, laboratory, pharmacy, surgery suite, and radiology room, or as the staff practice manager, running the front desk, answering your phone calls, or making sure that the inventory is stocked and ordered.
At home, Audrey cares for her chickens, bees, dogs, two children and a loving husband (Go Navy). Her hobbies include sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, playing the piano, singing, caring for family and friends, supporting our military and law enforcement and trying to enjoy each day to its fullest. Several years ago, she experienced a spinal fracture but with the right surgeon and dedication to physical therapy, she has made a full recovery. After the spinal reconstruction, rehabilitation offered relief and flexibility needed to function with minimal medications to control the pain, while still continuing the work in the field she loves. A desire for quality of life for ourselves and our animals is her true calling.
When asked why she chose to work at AWRC, Audrey replied:
“Animals are stoic, and their pain signals can be very subtle and vague. It’s sometimes difficult for clients to find the source of pain and reduce distress and anxiety: I like that challenge, and we can help. I enjoy being surrounded by an educated, caring staff that offers multiple methods in which to alleviate the discomfort of our furry friends. Pets deserve to be comfortable- after all, they give us so much love and devotion. I can relate to the pain, having gone through the discomfort and recovery of a painful event myself, so I wanted to work at a place where the same level of healing could happen- signing on with AWRC was a no-brainer.”
veterinary assistant | REHABILITATION CENTER lead assistant & coordinator
Hannah Wolf joined the AWRC family in 2019 and is AWRC’s rehabilitation department manager. When she is not helping with exams, scheduling rehab sessions, or talking with clients, you will find her working directly with our patients in the rehab room. Hannah grew up in Colorado and moved to the Knoxville area in 2018. She has been working with animals for most of her life, and has been a veterinary assistant since 2014. She has 2 chocolate labs and 5 cats that keep her on her toes daily. Her favorite hobby to do outside of work is compete in dog sports- especially dock diving, which is why she has such a passion for physical rehabilitation. She also loves training dogs and spending quality time with her fellow dog-loving friends.
Client Service Representative
John can be found helping all around AWRC- assisting doctors in exam rooms, helping in procedures, assisting in the surgery and dental suite, and performing LASER treatments.
Licensed Veterinary Technician/Lead surgery and dental technician
Lydia loves being with family. She and her husband Josh have 2 human children- 2 year old Charlie, and 7 year old Jack. Their furry children include a golden retriever named Beau, a cattle dog mix named Ruby, and 3 cats- Millie, Edward, and Rosie.
Lydia loves to be outdoors, especially camping and riding bikes.
Professionally, she is passionate about anesthesia and surgery and she is interested in furthering her career in dentistry. Lydia has recently been learning with us under Dr. Wayne Lily, who does advanced dentistry procedures right here at AWRC. She has taken on the role of head technician at AWRC and manages our surgery and dentistry department.
Veterinary Assistant - Physical Rehabilitation
In her spare time, Angie enjoys gardening, baking, camping, hiking, kayaking, road trips and spending time with my animals, family and friends.
Angie says, “It is rewarding to be a part of AWRC and the AWRC Rehabilitation team to help and care for our patients.”
In his spare time, Julian enjoys playing sports, watching anime, and spending time with his family and his dog Sadie. And here’s a fun fact- Julian also knows how to belly dance!