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:
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.
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