Our Veterinarians and Vet 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-vet-nashvilleFrom 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.

Dr. Torchia owned a Florida veterinary hospital 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 Retrievers, Forrest & Chance.



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.



Brett – Practice Manager

Brett was born in Tacoma, WA and grew up in Kent, WA.  In May of 2016 he relocated to Dickson, TN.  He attended school at PIMA medical institute for Certified Veterinary Assistant.  After completing his certification he spent several years assisting and working on the administration side.  His experience includes working in General practice, Wildlife rehab, and Equine along with working in a Surgical Specialty Center.  Outside of work Brett spends his time training and showing miniature horses and Shetland ponies where he travels and shows on the national level.  Currently Brett owns 6 horses and is very happy to be in Nashville to be apart of the team at Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center.

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Sydney first started working with animals 6 years ago as a volunteer with a small rescue in eastern Utah.  She has now turned her passion for helping dogs into a career as a groomer and loves making pets look and feel their best.   In her free time 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.



David – Receptionist

David has been in the veterinary field since 1996.  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.



Jessica – Receptionist                                                         unnamed-1

Jessica has been in the veterinarian field since 2010 graduating from UT Martin in 2010 with a degree in animal science.  In her free time 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.


Rebecca –  Vet Assistant rebecca-200x260

Rebecca has been with Nippers Corner since 2011.  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.




untitledKylie – Vet Assistant

Kylie has been working in the veterinary field for 3 years. While she was born in Hawaii, she has lived in Nashville most her life. Kylie is currently working toward her bachelors degree in Biology and minor in Environmental Science. In her spare time she loves hiking, scuba diving, and spending time with loved ones. She has a passion for working with animals and creating relationships with clients and their pets!


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Abra –  Vet Assistant

Abra has been in the Veterinary field since 1999.  A Kansas native who has called Nashville her home since 1993.  As a Kennel Assistant/Technician she gets to enjoy the more personal role with patients.  Abra strives to keep our patients not only healthy, but happy as well during their stays at Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center.  She enjoy’s gardening and spending time with her family, friends and their three pets Fletcher (mixed breed), Millie (Bassador), and Auggie (Lynx Point Siamese).

Courtney – Kennel Assistant unnamed-3

Courtney, a former cosmetologist, is now pursuing her dream of working with animals. Her duties here at NCPMC are kennel technician/assistant. She promises to love your pet as if it was one of her own when they visit here with us! She and her husband have 3 furry kids. Squirt (a jack russel), Gizmo (a husky shepard mix) and their newest rescue Rocky (the sweetest pit bull in the world). She is active in rescuing and fostering dogs in her community and in her spare time enjoys dog park trips with her crew, attending music festivals, Preds hockey,  and having a cup of Joe at any of the local coffee shops!


Danielle – Receptionist

Danielle has been in the veterinary field for since 2005. 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.



Kelly – Groomer

Kelly joined Nippers Corner as a pet groomer in 2017 after previously working at Hickory Plaza Veterinary Clinic.

Chance & Forrest – Animal Clinic Greeters


Forrest and Chance are Dr. Torchia’s personal pets that help at the animal clinic.   They can usually be found sleeping in various places, begging for treats and hoping you will purchase extended play times so they can play with your canine pets while they are boarding with us here at Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center.  All in all they have a great life, but prefer to act like the long suffering forgotten mascots in hopes of getting an extra meal. It works amazingly well!  They look forward to seeing all their friends and help with blood donations when needed for patient care.