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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kevin Au is board certified in small animal surgery. He is holding a small white dog on his lap.
Kevin Au
BVM&S, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kevin Au
BVM&S, MS, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Martha Bennett is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Martha Bennett
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Martha Bennett
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Martha Bennett enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, particularly treating toxicity cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, Auburn AL
Dr. Bennett’s free time is spent with her seven horses. She also enjoys polo, scuba diving and Krav Maga, a type of self defense.
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Justin Campbell
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Justin Campbell
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Sarah Daniel is Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Sarah Daniel
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Sarah Daniel
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
Dr. Daniel enjoys time with her husband, two daughters, and dogs Hope and Cooper.
Dr. Kristen Date is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is holding two cats in her arms.
Kristen Datte
DVM, MS, DACVECC
Critical Care
Kristen Datte
DVM, MS, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Sarah Decker is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Sarah Decker
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Decker
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
A senior emergency clinician, Dr. Sarah Decker is particularly interested in cardiac cases.
  • 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. 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.
Dr. Ali Diamond is a small animal medicine and surgery intern at BluePearl Pet Hospital.
Ali Diamond
DVM
Ali Diamond
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
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.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Martin
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.
Dr. Kate Elliott is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kate Elliott
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kate Elliott
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Margaret Fortney is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Margaret Fortney
DVM
Internal Medicine
Margaret Fortney
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Joseph Fuller is a small animal medicine and surgery intern at BluePearl Pet Hospital.
Joseph Fuller
MS, DVM
Joseph Fuller
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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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.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Science, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Montevallo, AL
Dr. Fuller enjoys spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, and cooking. He has two Vizsla dogs and one cat.
Dr. Elizabeth Golly is a veterinarian in our internal medicine service. She is on a nature trail with a brown and black dog.
Elizabeth Golly
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Golly
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
Outside of work, Dr. Golly enjoys cycling, swimming, running and reading. She also loves outdoor adventures with her Australian cattle dog.
Dr. Jennifer is a veterinarian in our critical care service.
Jennifer Hamm
BVetMed
Critical Care
Jennifer Hamm
BVetMed
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
Dr. Hamm enjoys gardening, baking and a variety of workouts to include yoga and spinning. She lives with three cats.
Dr. Kirsten Jackson is Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Kirsten Jackson
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Kirsten Jackson
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kirsten Jackson is particularly interested in osteosarcoma, transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), electrochemotherapy, and providing hospice care that maximizes quality of life.
  • 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
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).
Dr. Rebecca Laube is Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Rebecca Laube
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Rebecca Laube
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr Pamela Lucas is board certified in veterinary oncology. She is holding the paw of a large dog.
Pamela Lucas
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Pamela Lucas
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
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Elisa Meier
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Elisa Meier
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elisa Meier’s special interests include performing ultrasounds and treating clotting and protein-losing disorders.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Breanna Morton is a small animal medicine & surgery intern.
Breanna Morton
DVM
Breanna Morton
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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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.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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.
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Lisa Parker
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lisa Parker
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lisa Parker finds reproductive tract surgeries such as cesarean sections as well as complicated wound repairs the most gratifying to perform.
  • 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
Dr. Parker’s family includes her spouse, two children, standard poodles and horses.
Dr. Monica Perlzak is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Monica Perlzak
BVetMed
Emergency Medicine
Monica Perlzak
BVetMed
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Monica Perlzak’s clinical interests include small animal internal medicine, critical care, equine medicine and diagnostic imaging.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Anthropology, Kent State University, OH
Dr. Perlzak enjoys practicing yoga and is passionate about waste-free living and environmental conservation.
Dr. Kelly Ross is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Kelly Ross
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kelly Ross
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Samantha Rummel is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Samantha Rummel
DVM
Samantha Rummel
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
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.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. Rummel enjoys scuba diving, traveling, kayaking, and hiking with her dogs. She also loves trying new restaurants with her husband.
Dr. Nora Sloan is an intern in our emergency medicine service.
Nora Sloan
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Nora Sloan
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nora Sloan is most interested in nutrition and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • 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
Dr. Sloan enjoys hiking, cross-stitching, reading and spending time with her Labrador, Tetley, and cat, Friday the 13th, nicknamed Freddie.
Dr. Carly Waugh is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is sitting with a brown dog.
Carly Waugh
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Carly Waugh
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Jason Wolf is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Jason Wolf
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jason Wolf
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture-Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Martin
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.