VCA Animal Care Center of Mt. Juliet

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Ashlie Leirer

    Ashlie has been a technician with VCA since February 2008 and recently transferred to the area from Birmingham, AL. Ashlie's favorite things about working in the veterinary industry are dentistry/surgery, anesthesia, and interacting with patients and their owners. When she isn't working, Ashlie enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pit bull, Rory.

    Ashlie enjoys working at VCA Animal Care Center because every day is different and she has the opportunity to learn something new to help pets.

  • Technician

    Kim Carlson

    Kim has been a technician at our hospital since 2010.  She joined us after working at another local animal hospital. She has also worked in customer Service and helped parents run a restaurant. She has had an interest in the veterinary field since she was a kid. She would bring all the stray animals home. Working with animals is the joy in her life. Not every day is the same in this field and she enjoys that. Kim is an asset to our technical team due to her knowledge of veterinary medicine and her ability to have a great time with our clients and their animals. Her current animal companions include a Chihuahua named Bair and a Lab Mix named Scooby. Her favorite dog breeds are Labs and Rottweilers. When Kim isn't at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Kaitlyn and her two fur babies Bair and Scooby.

    Kim is in the animal field because working with animals is the joy in her life.

  • Technician

    Krissy Hall

    Kristyn graduated from Lebanon High School in 2008 and joined our team in 2010. Her experience previous to this job included being in the customer service field and sandwich artist at Subway. She loves cleaning teeth and helping the doctors in surgery. Her current animal companion is Nugget, whom she rescued 3 years ago from VCA. Her favorite dog/cat breed are Pitbulls, Chihuahuas, and the Ashera Cat. Her interests outside of work include going to music festivals, being outdoors, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and slacklining. Most of all she enjoy spending time with family and friends. Kristyn likes working at VCA Animal Care Center because she enjoys working with animals while having the opportunity to provide excellent customer service. 

    Krissy enjoys working in the animal industry because she is passionate about helping animals.

  • Technician

    Jennifer Murphy

    Jennifer graduated from Mt. Juliet High School in 2001 and then attended Cumberland University. She started working with Animal Care Center in January 2008. Previously, she worked at Crackerbarrel. She has been with VCA since 2008. Her current animal companions include 3 dogs. Her favorite dog breed is the Beagle. Outside of work, she enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, golfing, 4 wheeling , and playing with her pups.


    Jennifer has always loved animals and that's why she thinks this is the perfect job for her.

  • Technician

    Anna Stearns

    Anna has been with our team for 2 wonderful, exciting months. She takes pride in her job and teaching anything she knows to people who want to learn. Her current  animal companions are Rocky and Penelope – K9s and Reese – Feline. Her favorite breeds are Golden Retrievers, Pitbulls and Bangles. Her interests outside of work include spending time with my family, enjoy shopping and flea markets and socializing with adults.

    Anna enjoys working at VCA Animal Care Center because she loves helping make animals feel better.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of an emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours (week days we are open until 7, Saturdays until 5), check with a local animal emergency clinic.

We recommend the following:

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners:
615-333-1212 phone
1668 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027


Animal Medical Center
615-867-7575 phone
234 River Rock Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128