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:
Rachael Boyd, DVM
Dr. Rachael Boyd is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Fredericksburg, VA and obtained her Bachelor's of Science at Old Dominion University. Her primary interests are in emergency, surgery, and trauma medicine. She enjoys spending her days off cooking or outdoors with her husband, two beagles, and paint horse.
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.
Tara Read, DVM
Dr. Tara Read grew up in Pennsylvania and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Delaware. She then moved to Tennessee and continued her veterinary education at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Read started her veterinary career at a small animal and emergency practice in Livingston, TN. In 2012, she moved to Nashville to be closer to family and worked at a small animal practice for three years. In 2015, Dr. Read joined the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinics to pursue her interests in emergency veterinary medicine. When not working, Dr. Read loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband, two children and four spoiled dogs.