Our Team

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Yvette Pennington
Medical Director
Dr. Yvette Pennington is a 2000 graduate of Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine, so of course her blood does run purple and gold (Geaux Tigers!). Prior to vet school, she served in the United States Navy as an electrical engineer. Dr. Pennington's veterinary career is long and varied, from a high volume, high quality spay/neuter clinic to time in emergency medicine. If there is a Golden Retriever in the building, you can bet she's going to try to steal it!

Dr. Pennington has lived in Mt. Juliet since 2006 and is glad to be back practicing in her community. She has one 2-legged child and fou...
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Kat Z.
Hospital Manager

Our team is excited to have Kathrin "Kat" Zupancic as the Hospital Manager for VCA Animal Care Center of Mt. Juliet. She has been with VCA for 2 years, but has been in the Veterinary field off and on for over 20 years. She is a mom to two amazing teenagers, Logan (15) and Willow (14). She is also a mom to three fur babies - Thunder and Lighting, who are 4 year old sibling Chihuahuas, and Sir Wilbur Nibbles-worth, who is a 12 year old diabetic cat that she adopted after he was surrendered.

Kat was raised in South Florida, but spent 18 years in the Northwest before relocating to the Nashville area. Kat enjoys worki...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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