Andes-Straley founders

Our founders, Dr. Young and Dr. Andes

Andes-Straley Veterinarians

Our practice was established in 1947 as Young-Andes Veterinary Hospital by Dr. Tyler Young and Dr. Gerald Andes on Fort Henry Drive. Dr. James (Andy) Straley grew up in Kingsport and after graduating from Iowa State University Veterinary College and a short stint in Newport, Tennessee, he returned 'home' to join the practice in 1969. After Dr. Young's retirement in 1971, the practice was renamed Andes-Straley Veterinary Hospital. Then in 1973, the practice relocated to its present site on Memorial Boulevard. After graduating from UT's College of Veterinary Medicine and practicing for a few years in Knoxville, Dr. Gary Andes joined the practice in 1981, and, upon his dad's retirement, assumed partnership role in the practice. The expanded physical plant was put into operation in early 2009.

We remain dedicated to serving Kingsport-area citizens and their pets by providing high quality and compassionate veterinary service, a clean and comfortable place for the pets to stay while the owners are away, and grooming services for those who so desire.


Gary Andes

Gary Andes, DVM

Dr. Gary Andes grew up in Kingsport, graduated from UT's College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced for a few years in Knoxville. Dr. Andes joined the practice in 1981, and, upon his dad's retirement, assumed partnership role in the practice.


Andy Straley

Andy Straley, DVM

Dr. James (Andy) Straley grew up in Kingsport and after graduating from Iowa State University Veterinary College and a short stint in Newport, Tennessee, he returned 'home' to join the practice in 1969. The practice was renamed Andes-Straley Veterinary Hospital in 1971.


Dottie Diveley

Dottie Diveley, DVM

Dr. Diveley grew up in Nashville. She received her B. S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University, and her DVM degree from UT-KNoxville. She has two grown children, Carley and Craig.


Amanda Saunders

Amanda Saunders, DVM

Dr. Amanda Saunders grew up in East Tennessee, and received her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Saunders has two dogs and two rabbits of her own at home. She treats dogs, cats, and small mammals. Dr. Saunders works at both the Kingsport and Church Hill practices.