John Roscoe Chambers (’77, ’86), DVM

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Category: Award Winners

2021 College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus — Private Practice

John Chambers

John Roscoe Chambers (’77, ’86), DVM, is this year’s Distinguished Alumnus. Chambers is the president and owner of Morristown Animal Hospital in East Tennessee. His decades long veterinary medicine career has included several veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in East Tennessee.

Before this, Chambers served as a captain in the United States Army from 1977 to 1985 as well as serving in the US Army Signal Corps. During his military service, Chambers received the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Parachutists Badge.

Chambers is a current board member of the UT Veterinary Medical Center. Chambers served as board member of the UTIA Alumni Council from 1994 to 1996. He was also a member-at-large for the East Tennessee, Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Board from 1993 to 1995. In 1996 he was named the Young Veterinary of the Year by TVMA, and he went on to serve as the board’s president from 2003 to 2004.

Chambers is active in his local community, serving in his local Lions Club, where he earned Lion of Year several years and served two terms of presidency. He is a board member of the Cocke County Department of Health and the Ben Hooper Vocational School, Cocke County Agricultural Advisory Committee. From 2008 to 2016, he served as district vice-president of the 9th District (Upper East Tennessee) Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association. Chambers and his wife Tammy currently serve as members of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s Board of Advisors.