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

Dr. Judy Torchia grew up in a farming community in Wisconsin and knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. As a child, her next door neighbor was a veterinarian and she began working in a veterinary practice at age 11. Dr. Torchia graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. In addition to owning a veterinary practice in Florida for 7 years, she has also taught as a guest professor at the University of Florida. Since relocating to Nashville, she currently resides in the Brentwood area. Dr. Torchia has a beautiful little girl, Clare, and an energetic 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 has been working in the veterinary field since 1998. She has a BS in Animal Science from MTSU and two children Simone and Piper. When Tiffany is not at home on her farm she enjoys going to horse shows and beauty pageants with her girls. Her favorite part of the job is teaching people how to care for their pets. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 horses, and several ducks and chickens.



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.




Danielle – Groomer

Danielle has had a love for animals her entire life. She has been grooming since 2009 and has made it her passion to provide excellent care, customer service, and quality grooming. She keeps busy at home with her husband, 4 children, and “Phoenix,” their dog.





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.