Welcome to Ooltewah Veterinary Hospital!
We are here because we want to do veterinary medicine differently.
Ooltewah Veterinary Hospital is a full-service, family owned and operated animal hospital located in Ooltewah / Collegedale, Tennessee, just outside of Chattanooga.
We aren't your average veterinarian or your average veterinary experience. We are here to exceed every expectation you have of care for your family members.
We understand that your pet is unique and that no single healthcare plan will be ideal for every pet in all situations. Our goal is to best educate you on how to keep your pet healthy so they are around for you to love for years to come.
We treat all sorts of animals from cats and dogs to birds and ferrets. All are welcome in our hospital for routine wellness checks or to diagnose and treat any issues that should arise. Dr. Woods is passionate about client education and will make sure you thoroughly understand how to best care for your pet before leaving our office.
Your family is our family.
Meet the Team
Micah Woods, DVM
Dr. Woods grew up an international traveler. He was born and raised on an oil compound in Saudi Arabia and spent his childhood traveling around the Middle East. This is where his passion for exotic animals began as he collected scorpions, chameleons, snakes, lizards and other desert animals in his backyard.
He attended McCallie School as a boarding student where he originally met his wife, Karla. After graduating in 2002, he attended NC State University and the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!) where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biosciences with an emphasis in Cellular Biology. While in school, he worked for a local pet store and breeding facility which only further fueled his passion for animals. Shortly thereafter, he began working at a local veterinary hospital starting as a volunteer kennel assistant and working his way up to a veterinary technician.
Having no fear of living internationally, Dr. Woods chose to attend veterinary school at St, George's University on the island of Grenada. His clinical year of school was spent at North Carolina State University and he graduated veterinary school in 2012. Upon graduation, he and his wife, Karla, moved back to Chattanooga where he began working in general practice.
Dr. Woods has extensive experience in small animal and exotic medicine and surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family poolside or on the lake, swimming and taking care of his saltwater fish tank. He and his wife have two boys, Walker and Miller, along with 4 dogs (Bella, Mason, Charlie Brown and Petra), two tortoises (Little Foot and Boca), a feisty tarantula named Charlotte, and a plethora of saltwater fish.
Dr. Woods' right hand, ok arm, here at OVH, Kate has nearly 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine including emergency and critical care and exotics. She has one daughter, Sophie, and a plethora of pets including dogs, birds, reptiles, even a pig!
The friendly face that greets you, Sara currently spends most of her time at OVH taking the very best care of all of our clients and patients! She has spent several years in the veterinary industry and is also well-versed as a veterinary assistant. She and her husband, Ryan, live in Harrison with their 3 dogs: Callen, Tucker and Creature and 2 cats: Binx and Sissy.
You'll rarely find our Practice Manager at the hospital, but you'll know it when you do! Karla is from Chattanooga, has two sons- Walker and Miller, oh... and she is Dr. Woods' wife! She has a B.S. in Marketing and a Master's in Business Administration and handles everything from marketing to accounting here at OVH. She doesn't have any spare time, but if she did she'd enjoy boating, skiing, SEC football and spending time with family and friends.