Dr. Strange grew up here in Nashville. He graduated college from The University of Texas in Austin and for 1 year while there, Dr. Strange was a “Handler” for the university mascot, BEVO. If you ask him about it, you are bound to get some interesting stories. After college, he attended veterinary school at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He came to work at Harpeth Hills in May of 2005. Dr. Strange loves to talk about traveling and being outside with his family, whether hiking or boating on the water or discovering and climbing on waterfalls. He also enjoys rock climbing, movies, reading and sports of all kinds.
Dr. Mike Wehby
Dr. Wehby is a Nashville native and a member of two large local clans: the Baltz family and the Wehby family. He graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1978 and received a journalism degree from the University of Tennessee. After working as a sportswriter in Chattanooga for seven years, he returned to Knoxville and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1994. Dr. Wehby is a huge sports fan, especially football, golf and rugby. He lives in Bellevue with his wife, two children, two mutts and a wire-haired dachshund.
Dr. April Kardenetz
Dr. Kardenetz received her DVM degree from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 with concentrations on the canine, feline, and equine species. Dr. K has been working as a relief vet at our clinic since 2018, but joined our team as an Associate Veterinarian in 2021!
Kylie Office Manager
Kylie is from Erie, Pennsylvania but moved to Nashville a few years ago for college where she studied Psychology and Biology. She and her dog Lila joined our Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital family in September 2018 after being a manager for several years. During her down time, Kylie enjoys going on hikes with her pup, volunteering at a local animal rehabilitation center, seeing live performances, and spending time with friends and family.
Jenni came to Harpeth Hills in June of 2016 and is one of our Receptionists. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outside as much as possible.
Elizabeth is a Detroit native, an avid music lover and a supporter of local musicians and artists in the Nashville area. She enjoys time with friends, loved ones and also spending time in the woods. She is a huge fan of hockey and NASCAR racing as well.
Kim started working with horses and raising dogs in her early teens. This eventually led her into the veterinary technician field, where she has spent the majority of her career. Kim joined the Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital family in October 2002. Not only does she work as a veterinary assistant, but in 2016 she also began helping out at the reception desk. Kim enjoys gardening, hiking, boating, and horseback riding. Her motto is, "Life is what you make it and I try to make my little corner of it better."
Hayley is new to our HHAH family! She is a Charlotte, NC native who moved to Nashville in 2020. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and meeting new people. Hayley loves animals of all kinds and can't wait to meet your fur-babies!
Lulu is a Nashville native who joined our team in November 2020 as a Receptionist. Outside of work, she loves photography, hiking, and seeing live music.
Jennifer Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer brings with her a passion for understanding animal behavior and for client communication, education, and understanding. She has only been a part of the HHAH family since 2013, but has worked within the veterinary field since 2007. She wants to help ensure your furbaby gets the very best, and that you leave every communication satisfied with your pets care, and with the answers to your questions.
Michalia Veterinary Assistant
Michalia received her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2016 and is a Veterinary Assistant. She came on board at Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital in October 2016 and brings six years of experience in the veterinary medical field. Animals have always been a huge part of Michalia's existence, so being able to care for them is fulfilling her passion in life. Her kitty cats are "Possum" and "Precious" and her dog is "Cookie". Away from work, Michalia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, crafts, kayaking, bonfires, cookouts, and nature parks with her gal "Cookie".
Ilsa Veterinary Assistant
llsa Billings has been at Harpeth Hills for since February 2017. For as long as she can remember, she has had an affinity for animals and has been devoted to their care. She has been in the veterinary profession for 9 years in the Nashville area. She and husband have fostered and found homes for hundreds of dogs. She has even worked on a Llama ranch. She now lives in Cheatham County with 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 horses, 24 chickens and 1 bunny. She is very happy to be part of the Harpeth Hills family!
Sara Veterinary Assistant
Sara was born and raised in Nashville. Sara has experience working in all areas of the hospital: She began her career at Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital working as a Boarding Attendant back in 2011 and quickly moved to the Reception desk a few months later. Sara rejoined our HHAH family in 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. In her free time, Sara enjoys going to concerts, watching movies, relaxing at home with her 3 cats and 1 dog, and playing "Robots" with her son, Ayden. She is a lover of all mammals.
Emeline Boarding Attendant
Emeline started with the Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital family in 1994 and is our most senior Kennel Attendant. She is usually the one responsible for bathing cats and dogs that either board with us or need a therapeutic shampoo/dip, or just to freshen up. She and her husband of over 23 years are the proud parents of 2 Chihuahas named Lil' Buck & Jazzy and 2 cats named Bridgette & Fancy and 2 blue poison dart frogs. She enjoys NFL football, horseback riding, coloring, and spending time outdoors with her husband at their camp in Coble, TN.
Teresa Boarding Attendant
Teresa has been with HHAH since 2006. She enjoys taking care of client's pets when they stay in the boarding facility. At home she likes to cook, especially grill and try new recipes. She like to spend time with family, friends, and her cat, Lucy. She also like to kayak, canoe and fish.
Minnie Clinic Cat
Minnie may have come from humble beginnings (she was a homeless stray) but through sheer will and absolute cuteness she has become the matriarch of Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital. No bug is safe within the walls of our hospital, thanks to Minnie's single minded perseverance! Minnie has a real knack for knowing which dogs she can greet nose to nose and which dogs she has to steer well clear of. Her two-legged co-workers all love her; each and every one will jump to get Minnie anything she wants. When Minne isn't supervising hospital employees, she loves watching birds as she lays in a patch of sun coming through the front window.
Treating your pet like family
Our compassionate and friendly staff is here to serve your pet. Contact Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.