• Welcome to Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital, PLLC

    If you live in Antioch, Tennessee, or the surrounding area then you have picked the perfect place to find high quality veterinary care for your pets. Drs. Pennington, Kopp, and Tamas are all highly experienced and qualified veterinarians who treat cats, dogs, birds, bearded dragons, snakes, rabbits, ferrets, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, chinchillas, guinea pigs and other small pocket pets. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to provide your pets with the best possible care available in Nashville.

    Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital founded in 1974 by Dr. Herbert McCollum. We accept both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. We utilize state of the art medical equipment including Digital General Radiology, Digital Dental Radiology, Radiosurgery, Ophthalmic tonometry, Endoscopy and Ultrasound.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. We provide an extensive library of pet health articles and pet videos on our website. We believe that the best veterinary care for animals starts with proper nutrition and proactive treatments. Please call us at 615-361-4646 or drop us an email with any questions or concerns that you may have at [email protected]

Our Antioch hospital has great access from both Bell and Murfreesboro roads - you can find easy directions on our Contact Us page. We are located next to Ezell Harding Christian School in Antioch, Tennessee

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Meet Our Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

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    Dr. Van Pennington, DVM

    Ever since Dr. Pennington could remember he wanted to become a Veterinarian. His compassion for healing and helping animals made him realize at the age of 14 that this is what he wanted to do. He was hired on and worked hard in this same clinic in clean-up for 5 years just to learn anything he could before he entered college.

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    Dr. Logan Kopp, DVM

    A Nashville native, Dr. Kopp received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Lipscomb University and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (UTK). 

    While at UTK, Dr. Kopp was also honored with seven awards in excellence, including the AVCIM Internal Medicine Award in Small Animal Medicine, the Cardiology Veterinary Student Award, the Excellence in Dentistry and Oral Surgery award, the Community Practice Student Clinician of the year award, the Merck award, the Small Animal Faculty Award of Excellence and membership into Phi Zeta (the veterinary honor society). 

    He is also RECOVER certified in both basic and advanced life support having undergone additional training in CPR for both dogs and cats.

    Dr. Kopp loves every aspect of small and large animal medicine, including internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology and dentistry.  

    Dr. Kopp also has a very special interest small mammal practice specifically rabbits, though he loves getting to help guinea pigs, mice, rats, chickens, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs and ferrets to live better and healthier lives.  He is also a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veternarians, allowing him access to the latest treatment and research in exotic animal medicine. 

    When not doing clinical medicine or surgery, Dr. Kopp also guest teaches at Lipscomb University in their pre-veterinary program and has developed the pre-vet intern program and veterinary extern program at Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital.

    In his free time, Dr. Kopp enjoys spending time on his farm, where he and his wife Amy are teaching their young son Grady how to care for their extended family of 25+ chickens, three goats, several house rabbits, two horses, four cats, and four dogs.

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    Dr. Sara Tamas, DVM

    A native of Knoxville, Dr Sara Tamas received her BS in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee, then graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.  She is a proud UT fan!  Dr Tamas practiced in Missouri briefly before returning to Tennessee and founded Village Veterinary Clinic in Mt Juliet which she owned and operated for 19 years.

Location

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed