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Kimberley Merrell, DVM

Dr. Merrell grew up in Brentwood, TN.  She received her BS in Zoology from the University of Tennessee in 1995 and graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.   Dr. Merrell practiced at Petmed in Antioch, TN for 8 years before opening McKay's Mill Animal Hospital in 2008.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and daughter Evie.  She is pictured here with her cat Tugger.


  • University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Class of 2000

Heather Bowling, DVM

Dr. Bowling has lived in Franklin, TN for the past 13 years.  She received her BS in Microbiology from Auburn University in 1996 and graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.  Dr. Bowling and her husband Andrew have three girls Kate, Abby, and Rachel. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, being outdoors, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers!  She is pictured here with her dog Millie.


  • Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Class of 2000

Glenis Moore, DVM

Dr. Moore grew up in Franklin, TN.  She received her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee in 2009.  She graduated from UT Vet School in 2013.  She shares a home with her husband Robbie, their two curious kitties Charlie and Hemi, and their new puppy, Elle.  In her spare time Dr. Moore enjoys reading, cooking, baking, exercising, soccer, and horseback riding.


University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Class of 2013

Andree Girone

Andree and her husband Dr. Mark Girone have been mentors to Dr. Merrell since she graduated from vet school and began working for them 13 years ago.  They have two wonderful daughters Kate and Kelsey who have both worked at McKay's Mill Animal Hospital.  Outside of work, Andree enjoys spending time with her family and cheering for the Tennessee Vols!  She is pictured here with our sweet patient Margot.

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  • University of Tennessee

Sandra Jarrell

Sandra (aka Mom!) is Dr. Merrell's mother and has been working and volunteering at McKay's Mill Animal Hospital since it opened in 2008.  She is originally from Florida, but has lived in Brentwood, TN for over 40 years now.  She has a Himalayan cat named Ivy.  Outside of work, she enjoys playing cards with her friends and spending time with her granddaughter Evie.


  • Stetson University

Sarah Kennie

Sarah has been grooming for over 15 years.  Sarah grew up in Illinois and then moved to Arizona, Florida, and Georgia before settling here in Tennessee. Sarah began grooming at Petsmart in Florida. She did not enjoy moving so often, but feels it did benefit her by giving her a lot of experience, knowledge, and techniques from the other groomers she met along the way. She credits them with much of her grooming success. She loves what she does and is looking forward to many more years in this profession. She is pictured with one of the many persians she grooms, Lucy.


Sarah loves grooming both cats and dogs.  Cats are not always thrilled to be getting a bath or trim, but Sarah is especially calm and patient with them.  Often cats that have been difficult to groom do great with Sarah.  She's a cat whisperer!

Ashton West

Ashton has been with us several years.  She started out working on weekends and after school.  Since then she has gone on to get her Dental Assistant Certification but continues to help us out on the weekends.  We are so glad she is still part of our team!  She is pictured with her dog, Oliver James.



Zach McKnight

Zach grew up in Western Kentucky and moved to the area four years ago.  He now lives in Franklin and is a Veterinary Assistant here at McKay's Mill.  He began working in the animal field in 2011.  Zach is attending school through Penn Foster and plans to become a licensed veterinary technician.  He is pictured here with his dog, Dexter.  We are so excited to have Zach on our team!

Veterinary Technician


Danielle Davenport

Danielle grew up in Dayton, MN and recently moved to Brentwood.  She grew up around horses and has worked with animals since the age of 12.  She has one older brother and loves country music concerts.  Danielle has Cystic Fibrosis and enjoys educating others about her condition.  She recently graduated college with a degree in Veterinary Technology, and plans to take her licensing exam soon.  Danielle is pictured here with our sweet patient, Sophie.  We are so glad Danielle chose McKay's Mill Animal Hospital!

Veterinary Technician

Minnesota School of Business

Sarah Norman

Sarah is from Burwood, TN.  She has been working with animals full time since 2011. Sarah attended MTSU and graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2013.  She enjoys shooting pool and working livestock.  Sarah lives on a small farm with horses, dogs, cats, poultry, and a miniature donkey.  She is pictured here with our cute patient, Sophie.  Sarah is a great asset to our team and we are so glad to have her!

Veterinary Technician

MTSU 2013

Joey Anderson

Joey comes to us from Orlando, FL.  Joey raised pigs when he was in high school and still loves to farm.  He is pictured here with his personal pet, Lily.  We're glad Joey joined the McKay's Mill team!

Kennel Assistant