Mike Fenwick , DVM – Veterinarian

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

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. Meghan McLean – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Meghan McLean is originally from Bowling Green, KY. Veterinary medicine has always been a passion of hers since a young age. ​She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Auburn University and received her DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and preventative care education. The most enjoyable part of her job is strengthening the bond between an owner and their pet. She strives to be the best advocate for her patient and improve their quality of life.

Dr. McLean is married with one child, two dogs, and a cat. Outside of work, she enjoys college football (War Eagle!), being on the lake, and spending time with her family. She is excited to join the team at Hermitage Animal Clinic!


Dr. Melissanne Dalena – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Melissanne Dalena was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended North Caroline State University graduating with a bachelor’s in Poultry Science and Animal Sciences.

She migrated south and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to returning to Tennessee, she completed a one year small animal internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in North Carolina.

She is passionate about a well rounded career special interest in small animal soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Outside of work she is all about family, loves to cook Italian for those around her, and loves spending her time kayaking and hiking with her two dogs Maverick and Lucy-Goose.


Management Staff

Shay Olsen, LVMT-  Practice Manager


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.

Lindsey Conder, LVMT

Lindsey graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Volunteer State Community College in 2015 and shortly after she obtained her license in Veterinary Technology. She has always had a passion for animals and her and her husband have 4 dogs and several reptiles of their own.

Kelli Lannom, LVMT

Kelli graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Volunteer State Community College in 2018 with an Associate of Applied Science. Later, she received her license in Veterinary Technology. She has been working at a licensed technician for Hermitage Animal Clinic since February 2018. Kelli has a beautiful Golden Retriever, Leo, that she adores!

Shay Olsen, LVMT

Shay graduated from Columbia State Community College in 2013 with an Associates of Applied Science. She later received her license to practice Veterinary Technology and worked for Hermitage Animal Clinic during her time in school and after graduating. She later moved and received her license in the state of Alaska where she lived with her husband for 3 years. She moved back in 2017 to have her son, received her license in Tennessee, and now is back home with her wonderful husband, son, 3 dogs and cat.

Tiffany Brooks

Megan Padgett, LVMT


Reception Staff

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

Sidney Mullins

Rhiannon Ovchar

Gwen Stringer


Assistant Staff

Caroline Knesal

Lori Ivey

Carter Jordan

Rhiannon Ovchar


Pet Inn Staff

Sidney Mullins

Rhiannon Ovchar

Lori Ivey

Lance Willoughby

Carter Jordan