Mike Fenwick , DVM – Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Fenwick was born and raised in Fulton, KY where his family owns and still operates a farm. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee Martin and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee in 1982. Dr. Fenwick came to Hermitage Animal Clinic in 1985 and became a partner in the practice in 1996. He is married to Deborah and they have two children, James and Courtney as well as two grandchildren, Will and Clayton. Dr. Fenwick and Deborah have two dogs, Sam and Zoe. In his spare time Dr. Fenwick enjoys duck hunting, golf, fly fishing and spending time with his family. He is a past president of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and has worked extensively in organized veterinary medicine to promote the profession and the welfare of animals.

  • Graduated with a degree in animal science from The University of Tennessee Martin
  • Received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee in 1982
  • Areas of interest include surgery, preventative medicine, orthopedics and organized veterinary medicine
  • AVMA and TVMA member

Dr. Christopher Ray – Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Ray came to Hermitage Animal Clinic in 2012 after working at Brentwood Veterinary Clinic. He is a Nashville native and attended Hillsboro High School. Dr. Ray became interested in animals at a young age and was encouraged after several years working in the construction industry to pursue his veterinary degree. Dr. Ray received his undergraduate degree from MTSU and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee in 2010. He is married to Amy Ray and has two children, Anna and Wesley. His family enjoys the company of two dogs (Beau and Rosy) as well as three cats (Lilly, Gertie and Nola). In his spare time Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, sports (UT, Titans and Predators), keeping aquarium fish and corals as well as gardening.

  • Graduated from MTSU with honors and a degree in animal science
  • Received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2010
  • Areas of interest include surgery, dentistry, radiology and medicine
  • AVMA and TVMA member

Dr. Julia Christian – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Christian grew up in rural Ohio as the oldest of seven children,  Upon high school graduation, she attended The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in Animal Science.  She obtained her Masters in Physiology and Pharmacology from the veterinary college at Auburn University in 1981.  Dr Christian went back to Ohio State and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.  She began working at Hermitage Animal Clinic in 1987 and especially enjoys challenging internal medicine cases and preventive medicine.   Dr Christian and her husband Gary live on seven acres where they enjoy quiet evenings on the deck, gardening, and feeding and watching the wildlife. Their family consists of two cats, Buddy and Holly, and Gracie, a very busy but sweet long haired dauschund.

  • AVMA and TVMA member
  • Graduated from Ohio State with a degree in animal science
  • Masters in pharmacology and physiology from Auburn 1981
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn 1983

Dr. Allison Fields – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Fields has lived in Middle Tennessee since 1988, when she enrolled in Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree. After graduation, she decided to pursue another degree at Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with honors in 1994. She graduated from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and has worked as a small animal Veterinarian in the Greater Nashville area since then. Dr. Fields is married to Michael, and they have a dog (Harper) and three cats (Gamin, Oliver, and Madeleine). They enjoy traveling, fishing, and kayaking together and Dr. Fields is an avid knitter. Dr. Fields is a past board member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, a current board member of the Nashville Academy of Veterinary Medicine and co-hosts a call in television show on Channel 5+ every month.

    • Graduated Vanderbilt University 1992: Anthropology and Fine Arts
    • Graduated Middle Tennessee State University 1994: Chemistry, Biology and Physics
    • Graduated University of Tennessee : Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine 1999
    • Member of AVMA, TVMA, NAVM
    • Area of interest include internal medicine, surgery and radiology.

Dr. Amybeth Rice – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Amybeth Rice is a native Nashvillian. Her childhood pets were patients of Drs. Wilder and Fenwick and the staff of Hermitage Animal Clinic. Shadowing Dr. Fenwick as a college senior helped her decide on a future in veterinary medicine. She graduated from the College of Charleston in South Carolina in 2000 and the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Following a small animal internship in Florida, she returned home in 2006 to practice small animal and emergency medicine.

When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading and traveling the world with her husband. She is a fur mom to two cats, Kanga  and Sophie, and a French bulldog, Piglet.



Management Staff

Kim Eden


Technician Staff

Daniale Blunkall , LVMT

Daniale graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Columbia State Community College in 2007. She immediately started working at HAC as a full time licensed Veterinary Technician. She has been happily married since 2001 and has two wonderful daughters, as well as 3 dogs and two cats.

Judy Guy

Judy graduated from Virginia Intermont College in 1982. She started working at Hermitage Animal Clinic in 1987 and has been with us ever since aside from two years that she worked as a canine obedience trainer. She enjoys utilizing her dog training skills to help clients with new puppies get on the right path to a happy healthy life.

Vincent McCrary

Vincent was born in Nashvile and raised nearby in Old Hickory TN. He received his high school diploma from Family Christian academy in 2008. He has worked as a veterinary assistant and veterinary technician for 3 years. He has been with us here at HAC for several months. In his spare time he enjoys working out, working on automobiles, listening to music and spending time with his family. He has a sun conure named Thief, an iguana named Jade and a red tail boa.

Stephanie Yeargin, LVMT

Lindsey Conder, LVMT


Reception Staff

Michelle Jordan
Michelle also is one of our technicians when she is not assisting our clients at the front desk.

Nina Martinez

Sharon Dockins, LVMT


Assistant Staff

Hannah McGinnis

Lance Willoughby

Amanda Aydelott

Lori Ivey


Pet Inn Staff

Sidney Mullins