Dr. Aaron Hollis, DVM, Veterinarian– Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hollis grew up in western Kentucky on a beef cattle farm. He has always been around veterinary medicine since he was a young boy working on the family farm. He has worked as a veterinary technician and veterinarian for twenty five years. Dr. Hollis received a Bachelor’s of Science from Western Kentucky University in Biochemistry, with an interest in recombinant gene technology and animal science. He went on to graduate from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as a class officer and honor court delegate. While he was a student, he completed an externship in equine surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Hollis has been in Mt. Juliet for almost 20 years. He chose to move back to practice following his veterinary school graduation in 2000. He worked for Dr. Mike Harris @ Animal Care Center for 9 years. Following his departure there, he chose to provide relief work for the Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital in Murfreesboro, as well as, other veterinary practices in Middle Tennessee. During this time, he served as project manager for the building of the Providence Animal Hospital & Pet Resort.

Dr. Hollis is a USDA certified veterinarian and has been boarded in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. He is a member of the A.V.M.A., T.V.M.A. and V.E.C.C.S. He has continuing education or additional training in Emergency Critical Care, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Feline Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee Soft tissue surgery techniques, Otic (ear) wet lab endoscopy, advanced wound care management techniques, therapeutic laser rehabilitation, dental care, and bladeless-radiowave surgery techiniques.

Dr. Hollis calls Wilson County home with his wife, Vickie and daughter Lauren. They are members of The Bridge Fellowship. As you can imagine, the Hollis family owns several pets: a sweet Border Terrier rescue dog named Sophie, an orange tabby rescue cat named Oscar, a horse named Barbie, a horse named Rocky, a few chickens and goldfish. Dr. Hollis enjoys spending time outdoors, playing softball/basketball, going to Auburn football games and watching his daughter ride horses.

Dr. Hollis is known for his thoroughness in care, time spent educating pet owners, excellent diagnostic skills and great bedside manner. Although his patients cannot speak, they love coming to see him.

Dr. Hollis wanted to build a green friendly in Mt. Juliet that was state of the art. He chose the local architect firm of Kaatz, Binkley, Jones, Morris to assist him in following AAHA’s (American Animal Hospital Association) strict construction guidelines for stand-alone animal hospitals. He also consulted Wayne Usiak and Dan Chapel, who are two of the world’s most well respected veterinary architects. We hope you will agree this homework paid off in bringing Mt. Juliet one of the most beautiful veterinary hospitals and a place pet owners will be proud to call home for years to come.

Dr. Kelsey Smith

Bio coming soon.


Veterinary Technician
Loren is a Veterinary technician who is currently attending the University of Tennessee @Martin majoring in the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum. She has aspirations of completing veterinary medical school and fulfill her kindergarten dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She is a native of Mt. Juliet and has always had a passion for animals. She has a Plott Hound named Rocky who loves giving hugs. She recently adopted a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named Bandit. Loren’s hobbies include FFA…


Veterinary Technician
Todd is a veterinary technician. He has extensive experience in emergency/critical care. Todd is always smiling and has a great attitude. He has two Great Danes named Bumper and Mouse. Todd also proudly serves in the National Guard.


Kaitlin is a veterinary technician. She currently is attending the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She will graduate in 2021. She has a dog named Georgia and a cat named Everest.


Veterinary technician
Erin is a veterinary technician. She has worked at several veterinary hospitals and gained tons of valuable experience over the past 6 years. She graduated from the Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Interestingly, she worked as a veterinary technician for Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald on the television show Emergency Vets at Alameda East in Colorado. Erin also has developed skills in emergency and critical care at Blue Pearl of Franklin.


Veterinary Technician
Amanda is a veterinary technician. She worked previously as a Medical Assistant and excited to make the change to pets.


Patient Service Coordinator
April is a native of Illinois. She moved to Tennessee in 1987. April is a part time Patient Service Coordinator. She has over 12 years of experience working in the animal-related industry and enjoys her position @ PAH very much. She has always been an animal lover and has 2 dogs and 2 cats. Her dogs are an older Husky mix named Sally and a new boxer pup named Sawyer. Her kitties are named Lucky and Wizard.


Patient Service Coordinator
Debbie followed her son and daughter-in-law to Nashville from California. She and her husband enjoying living in Tennessee and seeing all the new sights. They have 2 cats and a tortoise!!! Debbie has worked in the veterinary profession for 14 years. She loves working with people and helping them help their beloved pets. Debbie and her husband spend their spare time traveling and exploring new places. They love Tennessee and plan to retire here.


Patient Service Coordinator
Brenda grew up in California. She has worked in the veterinary profession for 21 years. At one time, she was the owner and operator of a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Her hobbies include horseback riding, camping, and getting together with friends.


Patient Service Coordinator
Margaret recently moved to Mt. Juliet to be near family. Margaret previously worked in the veterinary field at Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She is always happy to see everyone’s pet coming through our front door.