Tim Dalpiaz, DVM
Dr. Tim Dalpiaz was born in New York, moved from there to Florida, and finally, at the age of 12, moved to northeastern Tennessee. A year later, he found his calling in veterinary medicine. Dr. Dalpiaz had a black Lab named Bear, who was his best friend. One evening, when he was home alone with Bear, he noticed that the dog was sick. His parents, who were working, told him that they would take Bear in to see the veterinarian the next morning. Unfortunately, Bear died that night. Dr. Dalpiaz hated that feeling of helplessness and vowed to learn everything he could so that he would never be in that kind of situation again.
He worked as a veterinary technician for three years, and then went to East Tennessee State University for his pre-veterinary education. He attended Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies, because its surgery program was second to none, and then finished his education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. During his education, he was lucky enough to work with several gifted oncologists and had even considered specializing in cancer treatment, but decided that he liked the idea of being a general practice veterinarian much better because he would see the whole life span of an animal.
Dr. Dalpiaz and his wife, April, have two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Harper, who love to have their daddy do checkups on their stuffed animals to make sure they are healthy. The family enjoys the daily company of Maggie and Molly, two yellow Labs, and Katie, a 12-year-old cat. In his spare time, Dr. Dalpiaz enjoys travel and snowboarding.
Dr. Whitney Lemarr, DVM
Even as a child, Dr. Whitney Lemarr always knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian. “I couldn’t stand to see animals in pain or suffering,” said Dr. Lemarr. “And I loved to help people who loved their pets. So becoming a veterinarian was the perfect choice for me.”
Dr. Lemarr grew up in rural Harlan, Kentucky and confesses that she was always bringing animals home. “My parents were pretty good natured about it,” she said. “But they had their limits.”
These days, Dr. Lemarr has had to set her own limits. “I now have four cats and two dogs—I think that’s my capacity,” she confesses. “All of my animals have come to me through my career—either abandoned or animals with quirks that no one else wanted. But I have learned that I can't take them all home and I've found good homes for many other animals with needs.”
Dr. Lemarr graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She loves to hike and really enjoys the local hiking trails. She also likes to bike and when she can't be outside, loves to read books on almost any topic. She is very involved in her church, Christ Community Church, and appreciates the friends she has made there.
She enjoys working with Dr. Dalpiaz because they share the same philosophy and ideas about veterinary medicine. “We both love to treat animals and help people,” she explains. “I’m delighted to practice at Boones Creek Animal Hospital, the staff is wonderful and our clients are happy. What more could you ask for?“