About Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center

Team of Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center

Welcome to Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center in Nashville! 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 South Nashville. Our cutting-edge veterinary hospital 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, doggie daycare or boarding services in Brentwood or Nashville, contact us today at 615-645-2100 for more information about any of our services.

Meet Your Nashville Veterinarians

Tripp McEachern, DVM


Dr. Tripp McEachern joined Nippers Corner in 2017. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After college, research opportunities at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine helped him identify his career goals of becoming a veterinarian.

Dr. Tripp has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Nashville area since 2010. He has worked in large general practice hospitals as well as emergency veterinary medicine. Dr. Tripp has special interests in osteoarthritis and orthopedic disease, surgery, and pet dermatology.

Outside the vet hospital, Dr. Tripp can be found spending time with his family, out on the golf course, or walking in the woods.

Abby Stephens, DVM


Dr. Abby Stephens is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of the South- Sewanee majoring in Psychobiology and minoring in French. Dr. Stephens began practicing veterinary medicine in Austin, Texas before making Nashville her home. She has a special interest in feline medicine (and calls herself a Crazy Cat Lady), internal medicine and pet dermatology.

Outside the vet hospital, you can find her running, rock climbing, or practicing yoga. Dr. Stephens and her husband, Jesse, live in Nashville with their 2-year-old daughter Veda who keeps them both very busy. Their house is also bustling with their canine children, Xan and Chelsea, and three beautiful cats, Jackson, Phoebe, and Ginny.

Our Veterinary Care Team


Hospital Manager / Client Care

Crockett is a Nashville native who attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet for Health Sciences and Engineering at Pearl High School. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Crockett began working in the veterinary field in 2004 as a Kennel Associate then Veterinary Assistant and joined Nippers Corner as Hospital Manager in 2018.



Sydney first started working with animals 6 years ago as a volunteer with an animal rescue in eastern Utah. She has now turned her passion for helping dogs into a career as a pet groomer and loves making pets look and feel their best. Outside the vet hospital, she likes to paint, read, bake, and go on long hikes with Miku (12yr Border Collie) and Edel (9yr Corgi/Labrador) Her favorite part of working as a groomer is getting all the free cuddle time with new dogs and trying new creative styles.


Client Care

Jessica has been in the veterinarian field since 2010 graduating from UT Martin in 2010 with a degree in animal science. Outside the vet hospital, Jessica enjoys reading, anime, and video games and taking care of her two cats. Her favorite thing about working at Nippers Corner is being there for all her clients and their four-legged loved ones.

Olivia, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Olivia hales from a small town in Indiana where she worked in a mixed small and large animal practice. She graduated with her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2018. She plans to further her education in the years to come.

Outside the vet hospital, Olivia has two Newfoundlands of her own and enjoys hiking, going to the lake, and spending time with friends and family.


Animal Clinic Greeter

Chance can usually be found sleeping in various places, begging for treats and hoping you will purchase extended play times so he can play with your canine pets while they are boarding with us here at Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center. All in all, Chance has a great life but prefers to act like the long-suffering forgotten mascots in hopes of getting an extra meal. It works amazingly well! Chance looks forward to seeing friends and helping with blood donations when needed for patient care.

Pictured here with brother Forrest, who passed away in August 2018.