Our vets.

Kevin Au

BVM&S, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Au practiced at the Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital in Western Australia before joining BluePearl.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Off Duty

Dr. Au enjoys outdoor activities, including fly fishing and kayaking.

Justin Campbell

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Justin Campbell is passionate about making a positive impact for families in stressful times, especially by making complex, difficult situations clearer for pet owners. He finds trauma cases particularly gratifying to treat.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Greensboro, NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Emory and Henry College, VA

Off Duty

Dr. Campbell lives with his wife, whom he met while living in Australia, and his 14-year-old Cavoodle dog named Oakey Dokey. He enjoys travel, fly fishing, volleyball and golf.

Sarah Daniel

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Sarah Daniel’s particular interests are soft tissue procedures, especially wound management. She has a published journal article on the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic liver biopsies.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Off Duty

Dr. Daniel enjoys time with her husband, two daughters, and dogs Hope and Cooper.

Kristen Datte

DVM, MS, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Kristen Datte’s clinical interests include treating septic diseases, providing mechanical ventilation for critical illness, and managing trauma and postoperative patients. She also enjoys working with feline patients, especially those with pyothorax (fluid/pus in the chest cavity) and urethral obstructions.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, Comparative Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Madonna University, Livonia, MI

Off Duty

Dr. Datte enjoys gardening, hiking, cycling and reading. When not at work, you can typically find her cheering on the Michigan State Spartans in all sporting events. Her dream is to travel to as many countries as possible and explore this wonderful world. She has two amazing cats named Romeo and Chloe.

Sarah Decker

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

A senior emergency clinician, Dr. Sarah Decker is particularly interested in cardiac cases.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, Richmond VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Off Duty

Dr. Decker loves outdoor activities like hiking, paddle boarding and camping, as well as competitive and performance ballroom dancing. The family pets include Dasher, a long-haired dachshund, who loves to play and go on hikes, and very old kitty named Tier.

Ali Diamond

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Ali Diamond is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Dr. Diamond is especially interested in diagnostic imaging and enjoys how radiology images provide insight into what’s going on internally with patients.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Martin

Off Duty

For Dr. Diamond, family and faith are at the forefront of her life. She enjoys cooking, staying active, thrifting, being crafty, and using her creativity.

Kate Elliott

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Kate Elliott is particularly interested in pain management, oncology and cardiology.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Millikin University, Decatur IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of the South, Sewanee TN

Off Duty

Dr. Elliott enjoys reading, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, knitting, and spending time with her two dogs, Mongo and Olivia.

Margaret Fortney

DVM

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Margaret Fortney enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, especially gastrointestinal disease and performing GI endoscopy. She is also interested in immune-mediated hematologic disorders, diabetic ketoacidosis and renal disease.

Education

  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospitals, Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology & Anthropology, The Ohio State University, Columbus

Off Duty

Dr. Fortney lives with her husband and has a 3-year-old Labrador. In her downtime, she loves to run and has completed several marathons. She also enjoys hiking, spending time outside, painting and drawing.

Joseph Fuller

MS, DVM

On The Job

Dr. Joseph Fuller is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. He is most interested in orthopedic surgery and is passionate about building strong relationships with both clients and patients.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Science, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Montevallo, AL

Off Duty

Dr. Fuller enjoys spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, and cooking. He has two Vizsla dogs and one cat.

Elizabeth Golly

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Elizabeth Golly is passionate about practicing internal medicine with empathy and kindness. Her special interests include endocrine and immune-mediated diseases, and she enjoys performing endoscopies.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Denver CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Off Duty

Outside of work, Dr. Golly enjoys cycling, swimming, running and reading. She also loves outdoor adventures with her Australian cattle dog.

Publications & Articles

Jennifer Hamm

BVetMed

Critical Care

On The Job

An experienced veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Hamm has been practicing for a number of years, spending the majority exclusively in an emergency medicine practice, most recently as the medical director. Her clinical interests include trauma, wound care, acute kidney injury and bleeding disorders.

Education

  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, Four Seasons Animal Hospital, Lafayette CA
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Off Duty

Dr. Hamm enjoys gardening, baking and a variety of workouts to include yoga and spinning. She lives with three cats.

Hannah Hoffeditz

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Hannah Hoffeditz is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She loves all things surgery related as well as performing various emergency procedures and managing wound cases.

Education

  • Clinical Rotation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Montana State University, Bozeman

Off Duty

Dr. Hoffeditz has a dog name Draego and two rats named Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker. When not at the hospital, she enjoys splitting her time between doing something outside such as hiking, scuba diving or horseback riding, and staying inside with a good book or a new craft project.

Kirsten Jackson

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Kirsten Jackson is particularly interested in osteosarcoma, transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), electrochemotherapy, and providing hospice care that maximizes quality of life.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Master of Science, Cancer Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Care and Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Off Duty

Dr. Jackson is married and has two amazing dogs, Duncan and Porg. She enjoys hiking and taking her dogs for walks when it’s not too hot. She has a creative side and loves crafts, especially knitting and crochet. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys watching The Office, Star Wars and Harry Potter (she is a proud Hufflepuff).

Rebecca Laube

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Rebecca Laube is an enthusiastic and dedicated clinician, interested in all aspects of surgery and enjoys staying current on new research via continuing education seminars and research articles. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, mass removals and skin reconstruction.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield, MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield, MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin, TN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Off Duty

When not at the hospital. Dr. Laube enjoys spending time with friends and family (including the furry ones), being outdoors, volunteering in the community and cheering on Auburn and Wisconsin football.

Pamela Lucas

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Pamela Lucas’ clinical interests include hematopoietic cancers such as lymphoma and multiple myeloma and also primary bone tumors such as osteosarcoma. She also focuses on alleviating pathologic pain.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Science, Comparative Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Oncology, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialists of South Florida, Cooper City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville

Off Duty

Dr. Lucas is married to her high school sweetheart, and considers family the center of her life. She enjoys traveling, cooking, watching football, gardening, backpacking and reading. Sage and Barley are the family dogs, and O’Malley is the cat.

Elisa Meier

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Elisa Meier’s special interests include performing ultrasounds and treating clotting and protein-losing disorders.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, General Biology, General Chemistry, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

Off Duty

Dr. Meier has two Labrador mixes: Schumie and Gremlin. Schumie, a sweet senior, was rescued during Dr. Meier’s time at vet school, and Gremlin, a rambunctious puppy, joined the family during her internship. Dr. Meier loves anything related to the great outdoors, including water sports, mountain climbing, hiking, horseback riding, and running.

Breanna Morton

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Breanna Morton is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Dr. Morton finds wound management, C-sections, emergency cases, and neurology-related disorders the most gratifying to treat.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Off Duty

Dr. Morton has a bichon frise named Gus and a tuxedo cat named Princess Jasmine. She is a plant mom and loves baking, watching movies, going on nature hikes, and kayaking.

Lisa Parker

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Lisa Parker finds reproductive tract surgeries such as cesarean sections as well as complicated wound repairs the most gratifying to perform.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Associate of Science, Chemistry, Biology, Northeast State Technical Community College, Blountville, TN

Off Duty

Dr. Parker’s family includes her spouse, two children, standard poodles and horses.

Monica Perlzak

BVetMed

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Monica Perlzak’s clinical interests include small animal internal medicine, critical care, equine medicine and diagnostic imaging.

Education

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Anthropology, Kent State University, OH

Off Duty

Dr. Perlzak enjoys practicing yoga and is passionate about waste-free living and environmental conservation.

Jose Ramirez

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Jose Ramirez is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. He is most interested in internal medicine and enjoys endocrinology and gastroenterology.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Off Duty

Outside of work, Dr. Ramirez enjoys strength training, hiking and trying new recipes.

Sarah J. Roberts

DVM

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Cary, NC
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Science, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Kelly Ross

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Kelly Ross is particularly interested in endocrine and urinary tract emergencies, radiology and ultrasound.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Bioscience, Pennsylvania State University, State College

Off Duty

While living in Scotland, Dr. Ross met and married her husband who is a drummer. She enjoys his concerts, gardening and outdoor time. She and her husband have two children, two cats, Hamish and Aurora, and a dwarf rabbit named Priscilla.

Samantha Rummel

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Samantha Rummel is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Dr. Rummel is passionate about providing high-quality care to all species, but she is particularly interested in avian and exotics medicine as well as critical care and oncology.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Off Duty

Dr. Rummel enjoys scuba diving, traveling, kayaking, and hiking with her dogs. She also loves trying new restaurants with her husband.

Nora Sloan

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Nora Sloan is most interested in nutrition and gastrointestinal diseases.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Franklin, TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Regis University, Denver CO

Off Duty

Dr. Sloan enjoys hiking, cross-stitching, reading and spending time with her Labrador, Tetley, and cat, Friday the 13th, nicknamed Freddie.

Carly Waugh

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Carly Waugh is passionate about many areas of internal medicine and finds the diagnosis and treatment of infectious, immune-mediated and endocrine diseases particularly rewarding. Dr. Waugh also enjoys diagnostic and interventional endoscopy.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan

Off Duty

Dr. Waugh enjoys running, cooking, traveling, playing the piano and spending time with her husband, Travis, and their two dogs, Wynn and Charlie. She is delighted to be back in Tennessee.

Publications & Articles

Jason Wolf

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Jason Wolf is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. He enjoys helping animals in time of need, relieving suffering and pain and helping relieve some worry from owners.

Dr. Wolf finds intervertebral disk disease and trauma cases the most gratifying to treat.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture-Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Martin

Off Duty

Dr. Wolf and his wife have a mini-zoo at home that consists of Roxy the boxer mix, Ringo the California king snake, Albya the cockatiel, and Nosy the cat. His hobbies include home improvement projects, bonfires, board games with friends and outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking and scuba diving.