Meet Our Team

  • Pam
    Administrative Assistant

    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
    Veterinary + Administrative Assistant

    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.

  • James
    Veterinary 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.

  • Amanda

    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-Lanker
    Veterinary 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.

  • Cassidy
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Born and raised in Connecticut, Cassidy moved to Nashville in 2013 to attend Belmont University for Psychology. She realized her love for animals and decided to change majors to veterinary science. She graduated from Volunteer State in May of 2019 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She passed the VTNE in August and is waiting upon her license. She has a spoiled dog, Leonardo, who is a Beagle/Dachshund, and a hedgehog named Owen Quillson.
    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. In her free time, Cassidy likes to hike with her dog, play and write music, and bake. 

  • Ricky
    Veterinary 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.

  • Madison
    Veterinary Medical Assistant

    Madison grew up in Kentucky with several cats, dogs and pocket pets. She received her bachelor’s degree in Merchandising from Western Kentucky University in 2017. She then moved to Louisville, Kentucky where she realized she has always been passionate about working with animals and began her career as a Veterinary Medical Assistant. Madison moved to Nashville in 2019 and lives with her 2 cats! 

  • MJ
    Veterinary Medical Assistant

    Mj is a 2016 graduate from the University of Findlay with a bachelors degree in animal science. She started working part time at PLVH in October of 2018. She currently works full time at the Nashville Zoo on the hoofstock team! Not only does she work at the zoo but has a zoo of her own at home. Mj has 1 dog, 2 rats, 3 cats, 3 ducks and 4 chickens! 


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