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:
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!
Ginny French, DVM
Dr. Ginny French is a 2002 graduate of Kansas State University. She started her veterinary practice adventures in a busy hospital in North Carolina. In 2007 she relocated to Nashville to be closer to family and friends. Dr. French is a Labrador retriever enthusiast and loves to show off her fur babies, Gumbo and Katie. She also shares her home with two precocious felines, Gina and the Wu. Dr. French became a full-time member of the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic family in February of 2014, having worked with us as a relief veterinarian since 2011. She has a particular interest in geriatric medicine and wound repair.
Kimberly Sabo, DVM
Dr. Sabo is originally from Eastpointe, MI (suburb of Detroit). She moved to East Lansing, MI where she attended Michigan State University. In 2008 she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a specialization in production animals. She continued on her education at MSU for her veterinary training. After vet school she moved to Boston, MA where she spent the next year in an emergency and critical care internship. This opportunity gave her access to board certified criticalists, internists, surgeons, and cardiologists. Once the internship was complete she moved back to Michigan where she worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian in Lansing, MI. Near the end of 2014 she moved to Nashville to continue her career with Nashville Pet Emergency.
Dr. Sabo is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Association. She attends one out of state continuing education (CE) conference each year and many local CE events throughout the year. Her main interest is emergency medicine, with other interests in surgery, internal medicine, pain management and dermatology.
She moved to Nashville with her significant other, Andy, and their 2 cats, Moxie and Yoshi. Dr. Sabo grew up with dogs but has become a cat lover after acquiring Moxie back in 2006. Outside of work she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee. This sport has allowed her to travel around the country for tournaments and fulfill her other hobby of traveling. On these adventures she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and shopping if the opportunity is available!
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