Rivergate Emergency Veterinarians
The Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic location in Rivergate was opened 25 years ago as an addition to our original 12 South emergency pet hospital. The decision to expand was based upon the need for after-hours emergency veterinary care in Northern Nashville. This second facility allows us to better serve our Rivergate clients in a location that is more convenient for them.
Licensed emergency veterinarians work alongside our compassionate veterinary staff to provide pets with the best urgent and critical care services available. Our Rivergate location’s dedicated emergency veterinarians are:
Dr. Stacy Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith is a Nashville native. An avid Notre Dame fan, she graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in history and pre-professional studies. Dr. Smith later earned her DVM from Kansas State University. As a participant in the Veterinary Research Scholars program, Dr. Smith completed a summer study program in pharmacology. After completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship in Pittsburgh, she returned to Tennessee and began practicing veterinary medicine in the Nashville area. The lure of emergency medicine brought her to Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic in October 2011.
Dr. Eva Evans, DVM
Dr. Eva Evans grew up at Camp Biota in Joelton, TN and has lived in the Nashville community for over 20 years. She attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High School and will always be a Royals fan. Dr. Evans then attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville for her undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Business from 2005-2008. She went on to The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine from 2008-2012. During her time at UTCVM, she was treasurer for the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Founder and President of Pawsitive Impact, a community service based club.
After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Evans moved to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! She worked there for two hot, dry but exciting years in a busy small animal private practice network whose clients included Holly Madison, Paris Hilton and Nicholas Cage. Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, surgery, nutrition, pain management, dermatology and endocrinology. She is an active member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. She volunteers on the Scholarship and Awards Committee of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and is a member of the AVMA Political Action Committee. Dr. Evans is also involved with the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative and enjoys mentoring young veterinary students.
Dr. Evans moved back to Nashville in 2014 to get back into the community, be near family and live in an area where it actually rains. She stays busy with her three Boston Terriers named Emma, Mayzie and Roxy and her P.O.A. ponies named Kiss and Chubby. She is an avid runner and traveler and can be found running in Nashville with her training partner, Mayzie, who claims the title of “The World’s Fittest Boston Terrier” and at the Rock N Roll Marathon series events across the country. Dr. Evans also enjoys freelance journalism and is a contributing author for the Pets Best Insurance blog. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration through the University of Maryland and will graduate with her MBA in Summer 2015, at which point she hopes to be done with school (and tuition) forever!
2000 12th Avenue South • Nashville, TN 37204
910 Meadowlark Lane • Goodlettsville, TN 37072
2223 North West Broad St. • Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Hours: Monday—Thursday 6pm-7am. Open 24-hours on the Weekend, Friday 6pm-Monday at 7am