Our Veterinarians and Vet Staff
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 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, doggie day care or boarding services in Brentwood or Nashville, 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.
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 a part of the team at Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center.
Sydney – Groomer
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. 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.
Jessica – Client Care Receptionist
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.
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 gray tabby cats, L.C. and Henry (who are pictured here), and Bob and Squirt.
Kylie – 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 bachelor’s degree in Biology and minor in Environmental Science. Outside the vet hospital, 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!
Kim – Client Care Receptionist
Kim moved to Nashville from Pittsburgh with her husband Pete in 2016. As a mom of 2 boys, she operated a home-based pet grooming business for 20 years. She then transitioned to the front office of an urgent care center where she was employed for 11 years. She decided to use the relocation to Nashville as an opportunity to combine the two vocations and return to her love of animals. Kim feels this change has been a great fit for her as she enjoys helping clients and their beloved fur babies to remain happy and healthy!
Savannah – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Savannah is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and graduated from The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in 2015. Her love of all animals has driven her to learn about multiple species of animals including reptiles. Outside the vet hospital, she likes to hike, play video games and hang out with all her creatures (snakes, lizards & a dog!)
David – Vet Assistant
David is originally from Iowa where he grew up with a wide array of animals from dogs and horses, to lizards, ferrets and even rats. His love of animals turned into a job training horses for rodeo and working for a horse rescue. David decided to put his love of animals to good use and got into the veterinary field in 2011 where he worked his way us to a veterinary assistant quickly. David moved to Nashville in the winter of 2017 and joined the Nippers Corner team shortly after.
Camille – Client Care Receptionist
Camille has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years with experience as a veterinary surgical assistant and a client service representative. Camille moved to Nashville in 2016 and joined the Nippers Corner client care team. Outside the vet hospital, you will find at home with her two Chihuahuas, Bella and Wawa, and her cat Lorenzo.
Kali – Vet Assistant
Kali is a Nashville native who has been in the veterinary field since 2015. She has three dogs, two of which are geriatric and one is a spunky puppy. Outside the animal clinic, she loves to enjoy the outdoors, supporting her family in their sports activities and she also enjoys doing mission work.
Mackenzie – Kennel Assistant
Mackenzie is our Kennel Assistant and works hard caring for the animals that board with us and assists with bathing. She walks dogs, cleans kennel cages, feeds the boarded pets, and helps with nail trims and of course give tons of attention and love.
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.