Cory Fisher DVM, MS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – SA

Dr. Cory Fisher is currently employed by Bluff City Veterinary Specialists in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Fisher grew up in Carthage, MS, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal/Poultry Science from Mississippi State University. After receiving his B.S., he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 from the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU-CVM). Dr. Fisher worked in private practice at Briarwood Animal Hospital in Jackson, MS, for a year before moving to a small animal rotating internship at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following his year at Auburn, Dr. Fisher practiced for three years in mixed animal private practice at Crooked Creek Animal Hospital and All Creatures Animal Care Center.

In 2008, Dr. Fisher was accepted into the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine small animal surgery residency where he also worked to complete his M.S. in 2011. After this extensive small animal surgical training, he successfully passed the American College of Veterinary Surgeons boards in 2012. After passing his surgery boards and acceptance into the ACVS, Dr. Fisher accepted a position at MSU-CVM as an assistant clinical professor. Dr. Fisher worked as an attending surgeon for five years where he performed complex surgeries and taught surgical residents. While teaching at MSU-CVM, Dr. Fisher underwent further post-surgical training and became certified by Biomedtrix to perform total hip arthroplasties. He has performed numerous locums at Animal Emergency and Referral Center, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Fisher left MSU-CVM to establish Bluff City Veterinary Specialists. BCVS is a private referral practice focused on orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and oncologic surgeries.

Kathy Mitchener DVM

Dr. Kathy Mitchener completed her DVM and a residency in oncology/internal medicine at the University of Tennessee. She was the first veterinarian in the Memphis area to develop an oncology service for dogs and cats and has limited her practice primarily to oncology since 1989.

Active in professional veterinary associations, her main focus has been to teach veterinarians the importance of the relationship between animals and people. She has served as chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Human-Animal Bond Committee, founded the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, and founded the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association’s human-animal bond committee eventually becoming the TVMA’s first female president. She has been recognized by the TVMA as its Young Practitioner of the Year and received the Distinguished Service Award. She received the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinarian of the Year award and received international recognition as the AVMA’s Bustad Companion Animal Award winner. In addition to her work with veterinary associations, Dr. Kathy has spoken throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally on compassionate care for cancer patients and the importance of the human-animal bond to the veterinary community. She was also a part of the clinical trial team that tested what now is the first FDA-licensed and approved veterinary chemotherapeutic, Palladia.

Kathy’s devotion to the cancer patient led her to the realization that there needed to be more to cancer care than what traditional veterinary medicine had to offer. She responded by certifying acupuncture and adding complementary and alternative strategies to her oncology patient’s treatment. Not limiting her complementary care to just cancer patients, she expanded her practice to treating noncancer patients and developed a natural healing practice eventually opening a practice devoted to providing complementary care including rehabilitative therapy for dogs and cats. In addition to traditional chemotherapy, Kathy provides complementary treatment strategies including Chinese herbal therapies and nutritional management for the cancer patient.

In addition to a busy veterinary life, Kathy has raised three children Nathan now a pilot in the US Air, Force, Matt, the timpanist for the US Navy Band, and Sarah, Director for Merit School of Music in Chicago. Kathy is also an avid dressage rider. Her horse is Sally Forth, and if you visit us at Bluff City Veterinary Specialists you will get to meet her wonderful dog, Frankie.

Blake Travis DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – SA

Dr. Travis is originally from Paris, Tennessee. She completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University prior to obtaining her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Travis then completed a small animal rotating internship at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a surgical internship in San Diego, California, before returning to Cornell for a residency in small animal surgery. After working in Nashville for four years at Nashville Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Travis recently moved to Memphis where she lives with her husband, Hite, a tripod Catahoula named Bode, and the sassiest orange cat named Pickles. In her free time, Dr. Travis enjoys watching football, traveling, skiing/snowboarding, and spending time at home on the Kentucky Lake with family and friends.

Mallory, Technician

Mallory’s pet interest goes back as many do, to childhood. She grew up with numerous cats and dogs of all different sizes throughout her life. She knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue Veterinary Medicine. Mallory first started working as a technician assistant when she was 15 years old in April 2009 at Animal Health Center in Madison, MS. She then proceeded to work as a technician assistant at Briarwood Animal Hospital in Jackson, MS from August 2009 until August 2012. Mallory started her technical career here. From interacting with clients to drawing blood and assisting in surgery, Mallory started acquiring the technical skill that would begin to shape her into the technician she is today.

Soon after, she moved to Starkville, MS and graduated in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Mississippi State University. While attending school, she also worked as a Veterinary Technician at Animal Medical Center where she began assisting in emergency after-hours surgeries as well as specialty surgeries. She recently moved to Memphis to begin working as a technician for Bluff City Veterinary Specialists. She enjoys giving great quality care to our fuzzy Memphians as well as our furry friends from surrounding areas. Outside of work she is still involved in our veterinary community through foster and rescue. She is proud parent of four fur-covered children ranging from tiny to giant. Needless to say passion, dedication, and experience is no new concept to Mallory.

Kylie Hunter

Kylie Hunter, a native of West Tennessee, began her veterinary technician career in May of 2015. She has always known that she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl. Kylie grew up training quality gun dogs with her dad, and it made her want to save them and help educate owners on how to properly care for their pets. She thoroughly enjoys helping clients know the correct way to help their animals heal correctly from their surgical procedures. Away from work, Kylie operates a dog training business where she boards and trains all breeds of dogs. She also enjoys competing in UKC/AKC hunt tests with her labradors as well as duck hunting with her family. Kylie is currently pursuing her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster.