Our Staff

Welcome to Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center. Our full service animal hospital, pet grooming, and pet boarding facility serves the needs of pets and their owners in Brentwood, Nashville, and the surrounding communities. The experienced veterinarians and professional staff provide compassionate care for your pet at every stage of life.

We provide a full range of services to meet the medical care, surgical care, and dental care needs of pets in Brentwood and Nashville. Our cutting edge facility is equipped to provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive care for vaccinations, wellness exams, and nutritional counseling, as well as emergency care, critical care, treatments for health problems, and surgeries.

Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center is a state of the art animal hospital offering services for the health, wellness, and safety of your pet. We have a boarding facility and day care facility to provide loving care in a safe and comfortable environment when you cannot be with your pet. Pet bathing and pet grooming services are available, including clipping, bathing, de-shedding treatments, nail trimming, and dental cleaning.

If you are searching for veterinarians, pet grooming, day care, or boarding services, you can read more about the services we provide in Brentwood, Nashville, and the surrounding areas on our website. Check the Clinic Specials section of our website for current coupons and contact us today at 615-833-7387 for more information about any of our services.



Judy L Torchia, DVM

From an early age, Dr. Judy Torchia dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She developed a love of working with animals from growing up in a Wisconsin farming community and assisting at a veterinary practice at the young age of 11. Many children have the same dream of working with animals, but Dr. Torchia followed through with her goals by attending the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and earning her degree in 1986. She went on to run her own Florida veterinary practice for seven years, and spent time teaching at her alma mater as a guest professor. Dr. Torchia then moved to the Nashville area, where she lives with her daughter, Clare, and her Golden Retriever, Forrest.



Mike Maddux, DVM

Dr. Maddux attended Auburn University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and later his doctorate from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.

After graduation, he practiced mixed animal medicine in the North Georgia mountains, gaining experience with horses, cattle, and goats as well as dogs and cats.  After a year in mixed animal practice, he moved to the Pensacola area as an associate veterinarian in a small animal practice.  Here he practiced for 7 years before taking a position in Austin, Texas.  Dr. Maddux practiced 1 year in Texas before returning to the South to take a position with Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center.  During his time in small animal practice, he has gained valuable experience in small animal orthopedic surgery and internal medicine, as well as close relationships with owners and their pets.

Dr. Maddux takes pride in getting to know his patients and achieving a comfort level with owners and animals alike.  In his spare time, he is an avid triathlon enthusiast, hoping to one day complete an Ironman race.  Until then, he loves the outdoors, biking, swimming, and running with his wife Christen and two dogs Lucy and Savannah.



Tiffany – Practice Manager

Tiffany earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from MTSU and has worked in the veterinary field since 1998. She loves teaching people to care for their pets, and she even spends most of her free time with animals by enjoying her home farm and going to horse shows. Tiffany has dogs, cats, horses, ducks and chickens – plus two human children, Simone and Piper!



David – Reception/

Veterinarian Assistant

David has 21 years of animal wellness experience.  He has worked in small & large animal practices over the years. He is currently pursuing his RN nursing degree.  His favorite thing about his job here at Nippers Corner is seeing the joy in his clients eyes when they talk about their four-legged friends.


Rebecca – Reception/Veterinarian Assistant rebecca-200x260

Rebecca has been with Nippers Corner for several years on and off.  Having worked in the veterinary field  since 2006, she has had experience as a technician, receptionist, and assistant practice manager. She prides herself on being able to help owners pick the best products for their pets and their individual lifestyles. Rebecca shares her home with 4 black and grey tabby cats, L.C. and Henry (who are pictured here), and Bob and Squirt. She enjoys spending her free time at home hanging with the felines



Danielle – Groomer

Danielle has always loved animals, so she turned that love into a career in grooming. She has been providing grooming services since 2009. Danielle is skilled and experienced in an array of grooming services, and she prides herself on providing top-notch grooming, as well as excellent care to both animals and their pet parents. When she’s away from work, she loves to spend time with her husband and children, including her dog, Phoenix.



Christina – Veterinarian Assistant

Christina has worked in the veterinary field since 1999. She has 2 daughters.  Her and her husband live on their farm in Pulaski with all of their animals.  She loves to be outdoors and be on the lake.




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Jackie – Veterinarian Assistant

Jackie has always had a passion for animals, and is just beginning her work in the veterinary field. Her most revered times are spent camping and going hiking with her dog Mercy. She strives to give warm and loving care to people and their furry members of the family.




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Leslie – Veterinarian Assistant

Leslie has worked as a veterinarian technician since 2007. Her areas of interest include dentals and anesthesia.  She has a beautiful son, Drew, one cat , Nigel and a dog named Prince Humperdinck.  In her spare time she enjoys collecting records and vintage clothing.

Michelle for websiteMichelle – Veterinarian Assistant

Michelle has worked in the veterinary field for over 13 years.  Originally from Florida, she now resides in Nashville with her 2 jack russels named Cleo and Roxy, two cats named Jet and Oreo and her son & daughter.  In her down time she enjoys fishing, and spending quality time with her family.







Heather – Kennel Assistant

Heather has been with Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center since April 2015 and is in charge of caring for all our friends. She enjoys meeting with clients and considers it a privilege to take care of your pets. Heather says that working at Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center is great because she learns something new every day!




Jennifer – Receptionist

Jennifer has been in the veterinary field for over 14 years. She enjoys the family atmosphere that Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center provides and has been with us for 2 years. Originally from Chattanooga in her spare time she enjoys learning about her career, video games, and travel.




Emily – Receptionist

Emily has been in the veterinary field off and on for over 20 years. She enjoys helping with rescue groups and is a foster mom for a rescue group located in Nashville. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son and her house full of rescued fur babies.






Danielle – Receptionist

Danielle has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. Her passion for animals guided her to open her own business in 2010. When not working at NCPMC she enjoys spending time with her pitbull Dolce, and her pitbull/mastiff mix Fendi, as well as painting, holistic medicine, and outdoor activities.