Dr. John Zavaro

Practice Owner – Small Animal

Dr. John Zavaro received his B.S. from the University of Kentucky in 1998 and his DVM from Auburn University in 2003. He started Healthy Petz in January of 2008. Dr. Zavaro is a member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Zavaro enjoys raising cattle and riding horses on his farm with his wife, daughter, and son. His extended family includes his 2 cats named Catfish and Mackerel, a French Bulldog named Soleil, and three golden retrievers named Flair, Gauge, and Fame. As you can see, the love for animals is deeply woven into his professional, family life and recreation.


Dr. Glenis Moore

Small Animal

Dr. Glenis Moore received her B.S. in Animal Science in 2009 and her DVM and Masters in Public Health in 2013 – all from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She practiced in Nashville for 6 years before joining Healthy Petz.

Dr. Moore enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, horseback riding, reading, baking, and working out (because of the baking). Dr. Moore lives in Thompson’s Station with her husband, son, mixed-breed dog (Elle), and two crazy cats (Charlie and Hemi).


Dr. Kelsey Houglum

Small Animal

Dr. Kelsey Houglum received her B.S. from Pacific Lutheran University in 2014 and her DVM from Washington State University in 2018. After graduating, she decided to take the plunge and move from Spokane, WA to Tennessee! Prior to joining the Healthy Petz team in 2019, she worked at a small animal practice in Nashville.

In her free time, Dr. Houglum enjoys seeing family, going to the lake, and just exploring new places!

 


Dr. Carl Gilliam

Small Animal

Dr Gilliam

A graduate of University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Carl was raised in Franklin, TN.

Prevention medicine, client education and patient interaction are some of his interests in the veterinary field.

He is a passionate sports fan and always thought of himself as a dog person but somehow has ended up with two mischievous and loving rescue cats named Mr. Meowgi and Mr. Bill.

 


Dr. Karen Dumont

Small Animal

Dr. Karen Dumont is happy to be joining the Healthy Petz team after relocating to TN with her family in 2017 and practicing in Smyrna the past 3 years. Originally from Rochester, NY she received her B.S. in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and received her DVM degree in 2002 from Cornell University. She worked for many years in Ithaca, NY in both general practice and shelter medicine. She likes variety and enjoys both internal medicine cases as well as surgery. She has a particular interest in dentistry and improving pets’ quality of life through oral health. She strives to practice quality medicine and provide kind and compassionate care for every one of her clients and patients. Dr. Dumont works part-time at Healthy Petz and spends the rest of her time raising 3 sons with her husband Chad. The Dumonts have a full house in Franklin with a Great Pyrennes mix named Daisy, 3 cats (including a stray found at Pinkerton Park), and many fish. In her spare time Dr. Dumont enjoys singing and performing opera and musical theatre and is a founder of Franklin Light Opera company.


Anastasia

Practice Manager

Anastasia, Dr. John Zavaro’s sister, has been the practice manager since Healthy Petz opened in January 2008. She grew up in the KY and TN area and also lived in Los Angeles for 14 years pursing her love of acting. Besides interests in horseback riding and music, Anastasia is often seen on stage in local theatre productions or behind the scenes directing or producing community theatre. She lives on 15 acres with her husband and their three cats.


Tatiana

Supervisor
Customer Service Representative

Tatiana has been working in the Veterinary field since 2004. Originally from Los Angeles, Tatiana grew up having a passion for animals. In 2010, she moved to Nashville with her family. If she’s not at work, you can find her at Kroger, Target, or driving down HWY 31 taking one of her kids to ballet, piano, or wresting practice.


Ashton

Customer Service Representative

Ashton has been working at Healthy Petz since 2016. She graduated from MTSU in 2014 with a Bachelors’ degree in Business Management. She currently lives in Chapel Hill with her boyfriend, twin girls, and their 3 fur babies; Jack, Penny, and Monster. She is hoping to add a kitten to her animal family soon! Her favorite hobbies include fishing, canoeing, going to the lake, riding their razor, and spending time with all her pups. Go Vols!!!!


Stefani

Customer Service Representative

Stefani has been working at Healthy Petz since April of 2018, although she has been working in the veterinary field since 2017. She was born and raised in Franklin, TN and still reside there with her husband, 2 dogs Max and Gracie, 4 goats Oakley, Jax, Chance and Phoebe, and 2 horses Dixie and Spirit. When Stefani is not working, she enjoys spending time with all of her animals.


Tatum

Customer Service Representative

Tatum has been with Healthy Petz since 2020. She left her hometown of Louisville, KY to move to Tennessee in 2020. While she is fairly new to the veterinary field, every day brings new experiences and she is absolutely loving it all! Her fur baby is a 1 year old parti yorkie and she is hoping to add a shih tzu to her little family soon. In her spare time she likes to drive back to Louisville to visit friends and family. If she’s not on the road, she likes trying out new restaurants.


Nicole E.

Customer Service Representative

 


Dolores

Customer Service Representative

 


Erin

Supervisor
Veterinary Technician

Erin joined the Healthy Petz family in July 2014, but she has been in the veterinary field since 2011. She graduated from Columbia State Community College in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology. Erin has three fur babies at home, 2 dogs, and a cat. She looks forward to seeing you and your babies!


Nikki

Staff Trainer
Veterinary Technician

Nikki joined the Healthy Petz family in 2014. She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbia State in 2013. Nikki originally started in emergency medicine but moved to small animal medicine in 2014. She currently lives in Chapel Hill with her husband Ben and their three beautiful daughters: Averee, Addilyn, and Aubrey. Together, they have 2 dogs Felix and Brinley, 4 cats, and a snake named Blaine. She enjoys working here at Healthy Petz and says it is truly a dream job to love and care for all animals.


Mackenzie, LVMT

Inventory Manager
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Mackenzie has been with Healthy Petz since the spring of 2013. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbia State Community College in 2010. Mackenzie currently lives with her best friend and husband, Matt, their son and daughter, and 3 fur babies. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and loving on her pups.


Rachel, LVMT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Rachel has been with Healthy Petz since August 2015. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg Community College in 2015. Rachel was born and raised in Clearwater, Fl. In May 2015, her and her husband packed up their animals, a small u-haul of belongings, and moved to Tennessee. She absolutely loves the weather in Tennessee, but occasionally misses the beaches in Florida. Rachel currently lives in Spring Hill with her husband, little boy, and their fur/feather babies: a lab mix named Jake, 2 cats named Bastian and Toby, and a sassy parrot named Scooter.


Lexi

Veterinary Technician

Lexi joined the Healthy Petz family in January 2017. She has a degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbia State and loves working with all kinds of animals. Lexi is originally from Savannah, Georgia but now lives in Spring Hill with her husband, Austin. They have 2 dogs: Sophie & Holly, 3 cats: Winston, Cecil & Opie, and a bunny named Elton. In their free time they love to hike with the dogs and naps.


Kinsey

Veterinary Technician

Kinsey joined the Healthy Petz family in 2020 and she loves it here! She moved to Columbia, TN from Lewisburg, TN to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She is a graduate from Columbia State Community College with a major in Veterinary Technology. Before coming to Healthy Petz, Kinsey worked at a large animal clinic, mostly taking care of horses. Her furry family includes 2 dogs named Remi Grace and Clyde. In her free time she enjoys reading and cooking.


Ashlyn

Veterinary Assistant

Ashlyn has been with Healthy Petz since March of 2019. She currently lives in Spring Hill, TN with her husband, Grayson, and their fur baby, Ivy. She has always had a great love for animals, ever since she was young. In her spare time, you can find Ashlyn working on her photography business, hanging out with family, or spending quality time outdoors.


Nicole

Veterinary Assistant
Dog Trainer

Nicole has been with Healthy Petz since 2019. Overall, she has been in the petcare world for almost 10 years and loves it! She has her certification in Dog Training and Behavior from Animal Behavior College and loves to help with the puppy classes here at Healthy Petz. Nicole is originally from Colorado and now lives in Columbia, TN with her assortments of furry and scaly babies. She has a dog named Tiberius, 3 cats named Pusswallah, Biscuit, and FatCat, a tortoise named Tortellini, a bearded dragon named Mushu, and 2 snakes named Stella and Noodle. She enjoys spending her free time with her herd of animals, kayaking, and hanging out at local breweries sampling craft beers!


Abby

Veterinary Assistant

Abby has been working in the veterinary field since 2018 and has been at Healthy Petz since June 2020. Abby is currently in enrolled at Penn Foster College to get her Veterinary technology degree. When she is not working with your babies she is hiking with her two babies, Layla and Grizzly Bear. In her freest of free time, she runs her own photography business!

 


Brooke

Supervisor
Animal Care Specialist

Brooke has been with Healthy Petz since January of 2012. She has two wonderful dogs named Chuck and Layla, and a crazy cat named Minnie Mouse. She currently lives in Fairview with her husband, Josh. It is a long drive, but she feels it is 100% worth it! Brooke absolutely loves working with your babies every day. In her spare time, Brooke is on the board of the Fairview Community Theater.


Kris

Animal Care Specialist

Kris started working at Healthy Petz in February of 2021. Her whole life she has wanted to work with animals and after the unexpected passing of her best friend (pictured, his name is FiddleSticks), it pushed her even more to help animals in any way. She lives with her Fiancé, Christopher and Fiddle’s brother, Fredrick. She lives in Lewisburg, Tn and believes the commute is 10000% worth it. In her free time, she loves to hike, read, watch documentaries, and listen to her Fiancé talk about space.


Andrew

Animal Care Specialist

 


Analisa

Animal Care Specialist

 


Justice

Animal Care Specialist

 


Audrey

Animal Care Specialist

 


Kaitlynn

Animal Care Specialist