Meet Our Team

  • Pam

    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 Assistant / Administrative

    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.

  • Stacy Elder-Lanker

    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 Medical 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 2019 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a spoiled dog, Leonardo, who is a Beagle/Dachshund.
    In her free time, Cassidy likes to hike with her dog, go to concerts, and listen to music (especially Kacey Musgraves!)

  • Ashley
    Veterinary Assistant

    Born and raised in Connecticut. Attending Middle Tennessee State University for Animal Science, and eventually wanting to pursue Animal Nutrition. In her spare time, Ashley attends to her little farm at home: 12 goats and 4 horses.

  • Ellen

    Ellen is originally from South Florida, and came to Nashville in 2011. She graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. After working in the social work field for a few years, she pursued her interest in animals and began working in veterinary clinics in 2019. She and her husband live with their two German Shepherds: Atlas and Luna.

  • Madi
    Veterinary Assistant

    Madi was born and raised to be a Tennessee girl. She is attending Middle Tennessee State University for her animal science and general science degree. Madi has been passionate about animals since she was a little girl, being the child who would make her parents stop so she could move an animal from the road, or bringing every stray into her house. Madi enjoys music festivals and having lazy days with her two favorite weenies.

  • Camila
    Veterinary Assistant

    Camila is a first generation Colombian-American Franklin/Nashville resident for 16 years! She graduated from the University of TN, Knoxville in 2018 with a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science. Every job she has ever held has been animal related and she wouldn't have it any other way. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, hiking with her Pit Diamond, and snuggling her Garter snake.

  • Jamie
    Veterinary Assistant/Reception

    Jamie is originally from Western Kentucky, but moved to Nashville in 2015 to attend Belmont University. After graduating with a BBA, she decided to pursue a career in the animal care field. She loves all furry, scaly, and feathery creatures- especially her two cats, Cobie and Marbles!

  • Kyle
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Kyle is a certified veterinary assistant with a passion for caring for animals. He is currently attending Vol State to become a licensed veterinary technician.

  • Carla
    Resident groundhog

    Hi, my name is Carla. My family and I have been living on the Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital grounds for a few years now. The humans care about us and leave us snacks, like fruit, veggies and pellets. We run around through our tunnel system that runs behind the clinic and underground. We think it was a smart move choosing this area to take shop, as the humans care about us animals! 

  • Courtney O
    Veterinary Medical Assistant

    Born in California but raised most of life in Smithville, TN. Has always loved animals and dreamed of making a career of working with them. Hope to become a licensed veterinary medical technician. Worked in the veterinary field for almost 3 years. Always raised and owned many different critters: dogs, cats, horses, cows, chickens, ducks, rabbits, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Currently has 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, and the newest additions, 2 guinea pigs, Jerry and Ron! Loves hanging with her critters on her small farm in her small town of Smithville, TN!


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