Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kevin Au is board certified in small animal surgery. He is holding a small white dog on his lap.
Kevin Au
BVMS, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kevin Au
BVMS, 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.
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Travis Beeler
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Travis Beeler has a particular interest in wound care and laceration repair.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Dr. Beeler enjoys the outdoors. Some of his favorite pastimes include hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking and birdwatching. His housemates are a dog and a bird.
Dr. Martha Bennett is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Martha Bennett
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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.
Dr. Marc Bercovitch is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. He is holding a dog on his lap.
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.
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Sarah Daniel
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Sarah Daniel
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Small Animal Surgery
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 Surgery
  • 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
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. Sarah Decker Quarterman is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Dr. Kate Elliott is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Dr. Jessica Fournier is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is sitting with a large dog.
Jessica Fournier
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jessica Fournier
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jessica Fournier enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University, Pomona CA
  • Master of Science, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Dr. Fournier enjoys body building, cross training, traveling, hiking, photography and going on adventures. A fan of all hounds, her dog Sadie is a red tick coonhound, beagle mix.
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)
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.
Dr. Andrea Monnig is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is hugging a golden retriever.
Andrea Monnig
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Andrea Monnig
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Andrea Monnig is the BluePearl Director of Clinical Programs. Prior to joining us, she was an assistant professor at The Ohio State University. Her special interests include endocrine emergencies, sepsis, coagulation disorders, acid-based derangements 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 and her husband have two dogs and a three-legged cat. She enjoys watching sports and playing golf.
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. Jamie Rechy is board certified in veterinary radiology. He is holding a small dog.
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.
Dr. Kelly Ross is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is hugging a large brown dog.
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.
Dr. Nick Szigetvari is board certified in veterinary oncology. He is feeding a white horse from his hand.
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.
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
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.