Our Veterinarians

Kevin Au
BVM&S, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kevin Au
BVM&S, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Au practiced at the Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital in Western Australia before joining BluePearl.
  • 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
Dr. Au enjoys outdoor activities, including fly fishing and kayaking.
Dr. Kaitlyn Bello is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Kaitlyn Bello
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Kaitlyn Bello
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kaitlyn Bello is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include dermatology and soft tissue surgery.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, AL
Dr. Bello enjoys time with her nieces and her lab mix.
Martha Bennett
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Martha Bennett
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Martha Bennett enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, Auburn AL
Dr. Bennett’s free time is spent playing polo with her five horses, Loretta, Gypsy, Cooper, Avi and Roxy. She also enjoys scuba diving, running, cooking, and her saltwater aquarium.
Marc Bercovitch
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Marc Bercovitch
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Marc Bercovitch created the first hemodialysis unit for cats and dogs in private veterinary practice. He enjoys all aspects of internal medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN Internship, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Bercovitch enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, puttering in the yard, whipping up meals in the kitchen or making travel plans with his family.
Kristen Datte
DVM, MS, DACVECC
Critical Care
Kristen Datte
DVM, MS, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kristen Datte's clinical interests include septic diseases and management of trauma and postoperative patients. She also enjoys working with feline patients, especially those with pyothorax (fluid/pus in the chest cavity) and urethral obstructions.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, 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
Dr. Datte loves cycling, running and hiking. She has two cats: Romeo is obsessed with eating but overweight and happy, and Chloe loves exploring outside and stalking all manner of insect life.
Dr. Drew Davis is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. He is kneeling beside his black dog.
Drew Davis
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Drew Davis
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Drew Davis is a small animal medicine and surgery with a particular interest in surgery and oncology.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Master of Agriculture, Animal Breeding, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Davis enjoys playing guitar and outdoor time with his wife, especially hiking or fishing. They have three dogs: a lazy brindle great Dane, a spunky black Labrador retriever, and a senior Plotthound.
Sarah Decker Quarterman
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Decker Quarterman
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Quarterman is particularly interested in cardiac cases and also enjoys performing laceration repairs and correcting urethral obstructions.
  • 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
Dr. Quarterman and her husband love outdoor activities such as hiking, paddle boarding and camping. Their pet family includes golden retriever Cason, long-haired dachshund Dasher, and a pair of older cats.
Kate Elliott
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kate Elliott
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kate Elliott is particularly interested in pain management, oncology and cardiology.
  • 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
Dr. Elliott enjoys reading, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, knitting, and spending time with her two dogs, Mongo and Olivia.
DeAnne Fanta
MPH, DVM
Surgery
DeAnne Fanta
MPH, DVM
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. DeAnne Fanta is an intern in our surgery service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Emergency and Specialty Center, Knoxville TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master of Public Health, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Fanta likes to stay active and enjoys exercise classes and biking. She also likes trying new foods and recipes. Her dog, Patches, is a shih tzu, and Corn Chip and Howard II are her cats.
Dr. Madeleine Hendrix is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is in surgical cap and scrubs holding a cat.
Madeleine Hendrix
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Madeleine Hendrix
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Madeleine Hendrix is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include neurological disorders and dentistry.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Millsaps College, Jackson MS
Dr. Hendrix likes live music, playing/watching sports, and trying new restaurants. Her golden retriever’s name is Franklin.
Dr. Katie is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She has a small owl sitting on her shoulder.
Katie Lehman
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Katie Lehman
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Katie Lehman is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in diagnostic imaging.
  • Internship, Equine Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, California State University, Fresno
Dr. Lehman and her husband enjoy hiking, camping and traveling with their dog.
Pamela Lucas
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Pamela Lucas
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Andrea Monnig
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Andrea Monnig
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Before joining us, Dr. Andrea Monnig was an assistant professor at The Ohio State University. Her special interests include endocrine emergencies such as diabetic ketacidosis and Addisonian crisis, polytrauma, sepsis, coagulation disorders and nutritional management of the critically ill patient.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Monnig likes to ballroom dance, golf, garden, cook, travel and ride her quarter horse, Teddy. She has two golden retrievers, Chloe and “crazy” Bentley.
Kimberly Mulligan
DVM, MS, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Kimberly Mulligan
DVM, MS, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kimberly Mulligan’s favorite diagnosing modality is computed tomography (CT), especially to identify and determine the specific location of portosystemic shunts. She is also excited by the continuing advances in cross-sectional imaging because they are bringing veterinary medicine closer to the specificity achieved in the human medical field.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Tucson
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Comparative Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Dr. Mulligan’s favorite pastimes include camping/backpacking, reading, binge-watching TV shows, and attending concerts and music festivals. She and her husband have a black Labrador/blue heeler mix.
Dr. Becca Noel is an intern in our surgery service. She is holding her border collie in her arms, and her redbone coonhound is lying next to her.
Becca Noel
MS, DVM
Surgery
Becca Noel
MS, DVM
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rebecca Noel is an intern in our surgery service. Her clinical interests include fracture repair, sports medicine, trauma and wound management, and surgical oncology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Master of Science, Biomolecular Sciences, Lipscomb University, Nashville TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans LA
Dr. Noel’s favorite pastimes include running, mountain biking, woodworking and reading. Her pets include border collie Bella, redbone coonhound Leon, and cats Peyton, Nerlens and Olive.
Jaime Rechy Jr.
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Jaime Rechy Jr.
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jaime Rechy is particularly interested in vascular ultrasonography, 3D printing, and interventional radiology. His research projects included documenting the effects of intravenous sedation on portal blood flow velocity using Doppler ultrasound; developing a 3D printed prototype model for rhinoscopy training; and investigating lung nodules in cats with inflammatory airway disease using computed tomography.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences & Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Rechy and his wife enjoy hiking the Great Smoky Mountains and exploring greater Nashville’s best restaurants and music venues. They share their home with Kaiser, a dachshund-mix.
Chris Reeder
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Chris Reeder
DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Chris Reeder's particular clinical interests include immune-mediated and autoimmune skin diseases, specifically pemphigus, and chronic and acute otitis externa and the associated ear flushes and advanced videotoscopy. He loves all things related to dermatopathology and works as a diagnostic consultant in the field.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, Animal Dermatology Clinic, Tustin CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Reeder, his wife and three children are active in their church. Triathlons, searching for new restaurants, cooking, hunting, shooting and hobby-farming are some of his other favorite pastimes. He has two dogs, standard poodle Bean, and golden retriever-Pyrenees mix Ty. His farm residents include a Rex rabbit, and eight chickens.
Michelle Riehm
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Michelle Riehm
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michelle Riehm is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She enjoys treating immune-mediated, blood and endocrine disorders.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Pre-Veterinary, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Riehm enjoys reading, watching Disney movies and traveling. She has a lab, a lab mix, and one cat.
Kelly Ross
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kelly Ross
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kelly Ross is particularly interested in endocrine and urinary tract emergencies, radiology and ultrasound.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Bioscience, Pennsylvania State University, State College
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.
Nick Szigetvari
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Nick Szigetvari
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nick Szigetvari’s particular clinical interests include mast cell tumors, lymphoma and anal gland tumors.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Szigetvari loves live music, good food, cooking, traveling and any outdoor activity, especially hiking, fishing and skiing. Mabel is his mixed breed dog.
Carly Waugh
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Carly Waugh
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Taylor Wickware is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is with her Airedale terrier.
Taylor Wickware
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Taylor Wickware
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Taylor Wickware is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include ophthalmology and internal medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH
In addition to being a veterinarian, Dr. Wickware runs a small art and calligraphy business. She has an Airedale terrier.
Mirae Wood
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Mirae Wood
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mirae Wood was an assistant professor of small animal surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia before joining BluePearl. Dr. Wood is especially interested in surgical oncology, abdominal surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Wood enjoys distance running, dance-oriented workouts, watching SEC sports, and spending time with her husband.
Dr. Michelle Yoshida is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is with a gray and white cat.
Michelle Yoshida
MVB
Veterinarian Associate
Michelle Yoshida
MVB
Veterinarian Associate
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michelle Yoshida is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her interests include diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine and pain management.
  • Internship, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Glendale WI
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences Pre-Veterinary, California State University, Fresno
Dr. Yoshida has a large pet family, two pug mixes and three cats: Daithi, Dewi, Deirdre, Dobry, and Deason.