If you’re looking for vets in West Knoxville who will love your pet just as much as you do, you’re in the right place! Lange Animal Hospital is staffed with friendly, experienced doctors who are committed to caring for pets with the same level of care that they’d want for their own pets.
Randall L. Lange, DVM | Owner
Education: Earned DVM from Iowa State University in 1975, along with my twin brother, Rick.
Personal life/career journey: I’m a farm boy from Iowa who has resided in beautiful east Tennessee for 40 years and is proud to say that my blood is definitely orange now! Go Vols! Rick and I opened up the original Lange Animal Hospital in December, 1977, but we were condemned by the Pellissippi Parkway and forced to relocate to our current location in March, 1993. Tragically, Dr. Rick was involved in a fatal automobile accident in November of 1999, but his spirit continues to guide all of us at LAH every day. He is missed very much!
Pets: Josh 4.0, a golden retriever, and the face of Lange Animal Hospital's non-profit for children, Josh and Friends
Family: Wife, Christy, and daughter, Jessica
Hobbies: Working out, basketball, biking, shooting, guitar, and writing children’s books (including ones about his golden retriever, Josh, as the main character)
Most rewarding part of your career: Becoming a part of so many families by caring for their family pets, and using the human-animal bond to help people, especially children in need
Greatest life accomplishment: Being a devoted husband and father
Favorite comfort food: Cookies and cream ice cream, chili, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Three things you love: My Lord Jesus Christ, my family (including my dogs), and children, especially those in need
Advice for pet owners: 1) always be alpha in your pack of pets, 2) make time to become a big part of your pets’ lives, and 3) always feed the best diets to your pets (and not human food).
Kelly Miller, DVM
Education: University of Tennessee, 1992
Family: Husband, Kevin, and daughter, Josie
Pets: Nelli (Corgi), and Cellour, Knievel, Max, Rufus (cats)
Most rewarding part of your career: All the wonderful relationships I have with the owners of my patients
Greatest life accomplishment: Being a mom
Favorite comfort food: Coffee and chocolate
Three things you love: My family, my pets, and afternoon naps
Advice for pet owners: Basic obedience is a must for all dogs, and preventative care is essential for a healthy pet.
Fun fact: I have run five marathons.
Wade Milam, DVM
Education: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, 1995
Family: Wife, Courtney, and four children
Pets: Zion, a mixed breed, Darby, a golden doodle, and Naama, a doodle
Hobbies: Hiking, fly fishing, and reading
Favorite part of your career: Relationships built with people and their pets
Greatest life accomplishment: Convincing my wife to marry me
Favorite comfort food: Hamburgers and fries
Three things you love: Singing in church, reading history, and exploring national parks
Katy Malone Burton, DVM
Education: UTCVM, 2000
Pets: Archie (cat), Petunia (DSH), Roo (Chihuahua)
Hobbies: Hiking, running, volleyball, and paddle boarding
Most rewarding part of your career: Building relationships with my clients
Favorite comfort food: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
Three things you love: My kids, Jesus, and the ocean. I also enjoy going to area kindergarten classes to teach kids about veterinary medicine.
Shannon Cruze | Practice Manager
Family: Husband, Michael, and four kids including the newest addition, Gabe, (often seen at the hospital)
Pets: Lulu (lab), Sophie (tabby cat), and Night terror (demon cat)
Most rewarding part of career: Getting to do what I love and build relationships both with employees and clients
Greatest life accomplishment: So far, keeping four tiny humans alive
Favorite comfort food: Mac and cheese
Three things I love: My family, watching my kids play sports, and reading in silence (with a nice glass of wine)