Pam is originally from Ohio, and has worked in the veterinary field for almost 40 years total. Most of those years were in Ohio, where she worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician, but she also worked in vet clinics in Ft. Lauderdale for 4 years prior to moving here in 2004. She has two sons and six grandchildren that enjoy animals as much as she does. She currently has 3 cats, Puck, Scoop and Blink.
Cathy is a native Nashvillian and graduated from Belmont University. After retiring from AT&T, she pursued her dream of helping animals. She has been working at Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital since 2011. She and her husband live in the country with their many dogs and cats.
JamesVeterinary Medical Assistant
James has worked at Priest Lake since June of 1996. He and wife Susan live in Manchester. In July of 2018 they said goodbye after 10 wonderful years to their beloved (and spoiled rotten) Beagle, 'Bessie Mae'. On January 9th of 2019 they welcomed home from the shelter a new source of love, a Beagle/Boxer mix named Daisy Jane. James has a B.A. in history from M.T.S.U. and has done Civil War reenacting, living histories, guided tours, and school programs, and has written short histories of two of his Confederate ancestors. Currently, he is working on an historical novel related to the JFK assassination.
Born and raised in Kentucky., Amanda moved to Nashville in March 2017 from Michigan. She worked in healthcare for 18 years. Because of her love of animals, in 2013 she decided to change careers to work in the veterinary field.
Stacy Elder-LankerVeterinary Assistant
Stacy is a native of Nashville, TN. She is a graduate of Aquinas College in Nashville and has worked part-time for PLVH since 2005. Although she loves all pets, her most favorite are senior pets. In her free time Stacy trains her German Shepherds and Bloodhounds to search for missing persons and has been assisting Law Enforcement and Emergency Management since 1999.
MadiLicensed Veterinary Medical Technician
Madi has worked at PLVH since 2017. She is a Nashville native. She went to Middle Tennessee State University for her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2014. Then, she pursued her Veterinary Technology degree at Columbia State Community College in 2017. She also actively serves in the TN Air National Guard since 2011. She lives with Baby, a Shih Tzu, Maggie, a toy poodle, and Lord Stanley, a domestic shorthaired cat.
CassidyVeterinary Medical Assistant
Born and raised in Connecticut, Cassidy moved to Nashville in 2013 to attend Belmont University for Psychology. She realized her love for animals, and is now in her last semester of veterinary technician school. She has a spoiled dog, Leonardo, who is a Beagle/Dachshund.
She has been told she has the personality of a Golden Retriever by multiple veterinarians in the past due to her energy and positive outlook.
RickyVeterinary Medical Assistant
Born and raised in Texas. Joined the Air Force in 2007 until he got out in 2015. While stationed in Las Vegas, Ricky worked with a local organization who offered equine therapy for other military veterans. In 2015 he moved to Bowling Green, KY to be close to some of his family where he worked in a warehouse. In 2017 after leaving his warehouse job and moving closer to Nashville, Ricky started to pursue his love for animals by starting school and working full time at another local vet clinic for a year. He is currently undergoing studies for veterinary technology online.
The best part of my job is that each and every day there is a new challenge that walks through the door. It also makes it fulfilling to know that everyone that works around me shares a passion also for animals.
NolanVeterinary Medical Assistant
Originally from Dayton Ohio, Nolan began in the veterinary field in Chicago by working at domestic animal and small exotic clinics. Nolan has been working in veterinary medicine since 2012. When not at work, Nolan enjoys spending time outdoors, playing piano, and reading.