Learn a little more about the Doctors at 5 Points Animal Hospital by reading below!

 

Dr. Grace – Owner

Dr. Grace graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, and went on to complete a one-year small animal internship at Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine before beginning her practice here in Nashville in 2004. In 2011, she saw her dream of opening her own state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in her East Nashville community come to fruition.

Dr. Grace is a Fear Free certified practitioner which means that she has completed a training program for veterinary professionals geared towards recognizing and reducing fear, anxiety, and stress associated with visits to the veterinary hospital and creating an overall experience that is safer and more positive for pets and their owners. While Dr. Grace is not a board-certified behaviorist, she does have a special interest in animal behavior and helping clients who may be experiencing behavioral issues with their pets.

Dr. Grace enjoys helping pets who may be having problems with things such as fear, anxiety or aggression either when they visit the hospital or at home in their own environment. Fear Free appointments are available with Dr. Grace for anxious or fearful pets. Behavior consults are also available for owners who need help with behavioral problems that their pets are having at home. Clients who have an interest in a Fear Free appointment or behavior consult with Dr. Grace should call 615-750-2377 to request a phone consultation with Dr. Grace to discuss these services in advance of the scheduled appointment.

PS: Her spirit animal is……… A SLOTH!!  I wonder what the deep hidden meaning in that is?

dr in blue scrubs with dog

 

 

Dr.  Good

Dr. Good was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois.

Following graduation, he completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at VCA Aurora Specialty Animal Hospital where his focus was on small animal emergency/critical care as well as surgery, ophthalmology, and cardiology. He then joined Nashville Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency in the Emergency Department in 2016 where he worked with Nashville’s emergent animal needs and critical care patients. He lives with his beautiful wife Bryana Lavery Good, who owns East Nashville’s Dogs to Frogs Pet Sitting, and their zoo (4 dogs and 2 cats). When not working he loves music, movies, football, and hockey.

Dr. Good is a Fear Free certified practitioner which means that he has completed a training program for veterinary professionals geared towards recognizing and reducing fear, anxiety, and stress associated with visits to the veterinary hospital and creating an overall experience that is safer and more positive for pets and their owners.

Dr Good and his family Dr Good holding an owl

 

Dr. LeMaistre

Dr. LeMaistre was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where she grew up an avid equestrian. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, she began working as a mixed animal veterinarian in Texas. Dr. LeMaistre has a special interest in exotic medicine and has spent time in Africa working with wildlife and conservation. She enjoys the challenges of treating all species from elephants to chameleons and all that is in between. Dr. LeMaistre recently moved to Hendersonville with her husband and her menagerie of pets.

Dr. LeMaistre is a Fear Free certified practitioner which means that she has completed a training program for veterinary professionals geared towards recognizing and reducing fear, anxiety, and stress associated with visits to the veterinary hospital and creating an overall experience that is safer and more positive for pets and their owners.

In her spare time, she likes to cook, garden, travel, and spend time outdoors with her animals. Her spirit animal is a Lion.

Dr. LeMaistre holding a turtle and smiling Dr. LeMaistre standing with lions

 

Dr. McKinley

Dr. McKinley is known as what Georgians call a “Double Dawg,” he received both undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. When asked about his decision to become a veterinarian he said, “I have always pursued the discipline of veterinary medicine but my defining moment was a simple ride through a dairy farm with my dad as a kid, I was enamored! I fell in love with the animals and from that point on had a passion for animals.” Justin feels he most identifies as an Elk! He enjoys being a part of a group, is loyal, and likes to be heard. When not working, you can often find Dr. McKinley taking his dogs for a walk, kayaking, or even taking in the views while fishing in a quiet stream. “If one animal impacted me most it would be my childhood dog, Jasmine. She was my first dog and loved my family and me dearly. She also showed me what true loyalty was and knew I wanted to show her the same commitment, so I worked hard to make sure I could care for every other family’s ‘Jasmine.'”

Dr. McKinley with his dogs Dr. McKinley with his dogs

 

Dr. Murray

Dr. Susan Murray was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is thrilled to live in the region again. She obtained a B.S. in biochemistry from WKU and her DVM from Auburn University. When she realized at an early age that her dreams of becoming either a horse or a running back in the NFL were highly unlikely, she decided to become a veterinarian and has never looked back. She and her husband have had many pets over the years from Irish wolfhounds to foundling kittens. While at Auburn, she adopted a pair of senior, sibling blood donor cats. Having never lived in a home before, they met each experience with curiosity and adapted quickly to their surroundings, learning to love their new lives. They showed her the value of openness to different people and possibilities. This has endured in her interests in travel, learning about different cultures, and history. When not working, Dr. Murray enjoys reading, hiking, and enjoying nature. An online quiz revealed that her spirit animal is a lion, which explains her inability to become a horse as a child.

Dr. Murray traveling

 

Now that you know our team, check out what our patients (and their owners) have to say about our services! Learn more about us to see what makes 5 Points Animal Hospital so special.

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The clinic is always very clean and comfortable. We are always greeting with smiling and friendly faces. Everyone is always so pleasant and professional. We are nearly overwhelmed with the care and compassion for our pets that is exhibited each and every time we have an appointment at 5 Points. The staff always make every effort to make our dogs feel safe and at ease. Overall, we love everything about 5 Points. All the staff are just wonderful both in communication with us and the care of our pets. It is not the most convenient place for us to take our dogs, but we know we wouldn't get the care and professionalism anywhere else so it is WELL worth the extra drive.
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