Our Story


Wolftever Pet Hospital was founded in 1999 by Dr. Jimmy L. Stanford and his son, Lyle Stanford.  Their goal was to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for pets in the greater Chattanooga area.

Dr. Stanford is an award-winning veterinarian who specialized in innovative surgery techniques and was the founding partner of Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital, Middle Valley Animal Hospital, Red Bank Animal Hospital, and South Rhea Animal Hospital. Dr. Stanford is currently retired after practicing veterinary medicine for 38 years.

In addition to the original Pet Hospital on Highway 58, Wolftever Pet Wellness Group (WPWG) now includes the Inn at Wolftever and a new Pet Hospital in East Hamilton. WPWG is currently a partnership of Wolftever Pet Hospital founder Lyle Stanford, veterinarian Dr. Aaron Robertson, and hospital administrator Josh Humphries.

All WPWG locations are in Hamilton County and each share the original vision of compassionate and excellent care for pets in the Chattanooga area.

Offering the best in veterinary care

Wolftever Pet Wellness Group is a full-service medical and boarding facility, serving our community. Our highly skilled, dedicated, and compassionate staff of trained veterinary professionals is ready, willing, and able to deliver the best possible care to your pet, while also providing you with all the service and support you need to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive, compassionate patient care while focusing on client education.



There are no amount of words I can use to explain to the world how great these folks are.

Cheryl M.

Extremely friendly staff, made my new pup feel at ease. Very knowledgeable and caring.

Athena N.

They saved my best friend. What more can I say? Always friendly. Fair prices. Always available when I need an appointment.

Josh B.

Join our Team!

Wolftever Pet Wellness Group Animal Hospital is a progressive, full-spectrum small-animal veterinarian practice. Are you looking for employment in the veterinary field? We are interested in employing people who want to make a difference in the lives of animals and their veterinary care. We offer competitive benefits, and we continue to advance and grow as a hospital.