Best Friends Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve Crossville and Cookeville, from daily pet care and specialty medicine to emergency animal surgery. Or pet check-ups to emergency pet surgery. Our animal hospital is run by Dr. Anthony Warlick, who is a licensed, experienced Crossville veterinarian. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Best Friends Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery. Provider of specialty and emergency veterinary services Specialties include surgery, dermatology and internal medicine.
Dr. Anthony Warlick
Dr. Warlick was born in Opelika, AL and grew up in southern Indiana. He attended Purdue University for undergrad. He then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts with his final year back at Purdue. After graduating in January of 2002, Dr. Warlick moved to Crossville, TN and worked 4 years in a mixed animal hospital. In February of 2006, Dr. Warlick and his wife Elizabeth opened Best Friends Veterinary Hospital with the desire to better serve the community.
Dr. Warlick and Elizabeth have three children (Johnathan, Joseph, and Jayne Elizabeth), two dogs (River and Grace), and a cat (Angel).
Manager of Crossville Office
Dr. Kristin Miller
Dr. Miller is married and has 5 pets that keep her busy, 3 dogs (Autumn, Paisley, and Francis) and 2 cats (Lightning Bug and Biscuit). While not at work, Dr. Miller loves to spend time outdoors, taking her dogs hiking, and spending time with her husband and family. Dr. Miller’s main areas of interest in veterinary medicine include dentistry and internal medicine. She also enjoys getting to know the areas pets and animal owners.
Dr. Mary Clare Taylor
Dr. Taylor lives with her husband Curtis and their two dogs and one cat (Bo, Bean, and Wolfie). She loves spending time outside hiking, kayaking, and fishing and enjoys cooking and trying new recipes whenever possible. She is Fear Free certified and enjoys educating people about preventative medicine to keep their fur babies as healthy as possible.
Dr. Sarah Bussey
Dr. Sarah Bussey was born and raised right here in Crossville, TN and attended Cumberland County High School. She completed her undergraduate course work at Tennessee Technological University, then went on to graduate from The University of Tennessee with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2013.
Dr. Bussey is happily married with two young daughters. She and her family enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping and above all Tennessee football. Dr. Bussey loves being a part of her hometown and enjoys giving back to this community.
Dr. Nika Cantrell
Dr. Nika attended Tennessee Technological University for her undergraduate and Master’s degree in biology. While at Tennessee Tech she worked with all types of reptiles and amphibians; from salamanders to sea turtles. Knowing her heart belonged in Veterinary Medicine, she attended the University of Tennessee of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2019 and is delighted to join the Best Friends Team. Outside of work she enjoys antiques, reading and spending time with her husband Matthew, beautiful gray cat(Cheshire) and australian shepherd(Cubb).
Dr. Megan Hicks