Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Elsea

Dr. Elsea was born and raised in Piney Flats, Tennessee. From 1972 through 1975, Dr. Elsea did his undergraduate studies at The University of Tennessee. Dr. Elsea graduated veterinary school in 1979 from Auburn University. He completed his preceptorship at Woodford Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. In the fall of 1979, Dr. Elsea became a partner of Mountain Empire Animal Hospital. He and his wife Jane, reside in Piney Flats, Tennessee and own Walnut Creek Farms. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He and his family are members of Piney Flats Methodist Church. Dr. Elsea and his family enjoy trail riding and showing cattle and horses. He is expecting his first granddaughter in June 2021.

Dr. Miller

Dr. Miller is a native of Sullivan County with family here and in Maryland. She graduated from veterinary school from the University of Tennessee in 1992. She completed an equine internship at Kansas State University in 1993. Dr. Miller completed a residency in equine surgery and earned her Master’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1997. She obtained board certification in large animal surgery, and worked in Kansas and Missouri before returning to Tennessee. She enjoys time with her husband and daughter riding horses, water activities and traveling. She also enjoys gardening and reading. Her special interests include all types of equine surgeries and wound healing.

Dr. Monin

Dr. Monin was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He graduated in 1997 with a BS in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University. He graduated from veterinary school from Oklahoma State University in 2002. He began working at Mountain Empire Large Animal Hospital in 2002. He enjoys hunting, fishing, riding horses and farming. He also enjoys spending time with his 2 great children and wonderful wife.

Meet Dr. Lynn

Dr. Lynn

Dr. Lynn is a 2023 graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and has a special place in her heart for large animals. She started her undergraduate career at Walters State Community College where she played volleyball and also graduated with an Associate’s degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Her love for large animals grew at Walters State where she loved being a part of the Agricultural Club. She then transferred to Middle Tennessee State University where she completed her undergraduate with a Bachelor’s of Science with a focus in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in large animal reproduction and neonatal care.

She loves to spend her free time with her dog Lilly and her cat Cleo, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Lynn is very excited to start her career at Mountain Empire, learn the area, and meet our clients and patients.

Meet Dr. Miceli

Dr. Miceli

Dr. Miceli and her husband Michael moved to Johnson City in June 2022.  She joined our practice after graduating from the University of Tennessee Veterinary School.  She is now accepting appointments for all species of large animals.  Her special interests include cattle, goats and sheep.

Hospital Hours

Monday – Friday:  8am  – 5pm

Saturday: 8am – noon

Sunday: Closed

Emergency services for large animals are available 24/7

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 423-282-6194