Wes

The “Wes” behind WesVet, Dr. Wesley Schoonover is a native of West Virginia, where he grew up and completed his undergraduate training at West Virginia University. After graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Wes worked as a critical care veterinarian at the Animal Neurology, Emergency, and Rehabilitation Referral Center in Commerce, Michigan. To become a well-rounded veterinarian, he also worked at a cat-only clinic, an animal shelter, and other small animal clinics in Michigan during this time.

In 2018, Dr. Wes moved to Music City with his family, working as an associate veterinarian at a local small animal practice while he prepared to put down roots and fulfill his dream of opening his own clinic.

Dr. Wes and his wife, Ciera, have two children—a son named Rowan and a daughter named Nora. The four-legged babies of the family include Jasper the cat and Denver the dog. When Dr. Wes isn’t working, he and his family enjoy playing golf together, watching sports, traveling, and supporting the West Virginia Mountaineers (and the Titans!).

Dr. Wes has a passion for emergency medicine, neurology, and internal medicine cases. He is thrilled to start building relationships with pets and their families here in the Brentwood community by offering high-quality veterinary care for years to come.

Andrew Dobbs

Veterinarian

Dr. Andrew Dobbs is a Nashville native, born and raised. After graduating from Montgomery Bell Academy, he completed his undergraduate education at Western Kentucky University where he also competed as a NCAA Division I swimmer. Shortly after undergrad, Andrew, his fiancé, Huntyr, and their dog, Luna, moved to the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean where he attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (2022).

Dr. Dobbs and Huntyr have three pets. Their dog, Luna, who has been with them since college, is their best friend along with the two island cats they rescued from St. Kitts, Zepp and Goodie. In his free time, Andrew loves spending time with family and friends, doing CrossFit or watching sports (especially the Titans and Predators).

Andrew has a passion for dentistry, dermatology and working with senior patients. He is ecstatic to be a part of the WesVet team and become a part of the community that Dr. Wes has created.

Andrew Dobbs

Veterinarian

Dr. Andrew Dobbs is a Nashville native, born and raised. After graduating from Montgomery Bell Academy, he completed his undergraduate education at Western Kentucky University where he also competed as a NCAA Division I swimmer. Shortly after undergrad, Andrew, his fiancé, Huntyr, and their dog, Luna, moved to the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean where he attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (2022).

Dr. Dobbs and Huntyr have three pets. Their dog, Luna, who has been with them since college, is their best friend along with the two island cats they rescued from St. Kitts, Zepp and Goodie. In his free time, Andrew loves spending time with family and friends, doing CrossFit or watching sports (especially the Titans and Predators).

Andrew has a passion for dentistry, dermatology and working with senior patients. He is ecstatic to be a part of the WesVet team and become a part of the community that Dr. Wes has created.

Whitney

Customer Service Representatives

Whitney is a new Nashvillian, having moved from Los Angeles only a year ago. However, she is loving her new surroundings and the warm welcome she’s received from our beloved city. This is Whitney’s first experience working in the veterinary field, but she has worked in animal care previously. She is also well equipped to be the friendly face that greets you when you call or walk through the WesVet door, since she has had over eighteen years of Customer Service experience!

Whitney fits right in with the rest of the WesVet team, since she has four rescue fur babies at home. Her babies include three cats: Emmitt, Josie, and Sadie, and a dog named Cisco. When she isn’t at WesVet, Whitney enjoys writing and reading. She has just started taking online classes in film editing, and creative writing. Whitney also has a passion for storytelling and all animals!

Jaelyn

Customer Service Representatives

Jaelyn Jackson has been working in the veterinary field since she was 15 years old. Her first job in the field was at a family-owned animal clinic in Brentwood, where she worked as a kennel technician. During her time there, she also gained experience as a veterinary assistant and receptionist.

Jaelyn’s love for animals goes way back. In fact, growing up her family always seemed to have a house full of animals. Her family pets included dogs, cats, sugar gliders, and lizards. She loves working with animals and has a soft spot for strays (Jaelyn recently rescued three cats). Jaelyn currently lives with her roommate Hailey and her two cats Aurora and Bagheera. She looks forward to her future at WesVet in assisting pets and their families with veterinary care.

Jaelyn

Customer Service Representatives

Jaelyn Jackson has been working in the veterinary field since she was 15 years old. Her first job in the field was at a family-owned animal clinic in Brentwood, where she worked as a kennel technician. During her time there, she also gained experience as a veterinary assistant and receptionist.

Jaelyn’s love for animals goes way back. In fact, growing up her family always seemed to have a house full of animals. Her family pets included dogs, cats, sugar gliders, and lizards. She loves working with animals and has a soft spot for strays (Jaelyn recently rescued three cats). Jaelyn currently lives with her roommate Hailey and her two cats Aurora and Bagheera. She looks forward to her future at WesVet in assisting pets and their families with veterinary care.

Taylor

Technician

Taylor McSwain is a fresh transplant to Nashville from Paris, TN. She graduated from Murray State University in 2015 with a BSA in Animal Health Technology. Taylor loves working with all animals, but has a particular soft spot for caring for senior dogs and cats. As a veterinary technician, her passions are radiology, cardiology, anesthesia/surgery and animal behavior. When she isn’t working, she is looking for opportunities to go camping, kayaking, and to attend music festivals. She and her senior pup, Peanut, are thrilled to help establish WesVet in the Brentwood Community, so stop by and say hello!

Hannah

Technician

Hannah Everett has been in the veterinary field since she was 17 years old and she’s passionate about our fur babies! She started as a receptionist at a small clinic in Forsyth County, Georgia, then moved to Nashville to attend the Veterinary Technology program at Volunteer State in 2015. All the while, she was working as a kennel tech/ technician assistant at a larger clinic in East Nashville.

In 2017 she married the love of her life, Micah, and later that month rescued her pup, Enzo.

After graduating from the Vet Tech program in 2018, she became licensed and has been working in both Emergency Medicine and Preventative medicine. Her true calling is Surgical Anesthesia, and she hopes to eventually specialize in that field. Meanwhile, if she’s not in the clinic practicing veterinary nursing, she’s probably either at home hanging out with her favorite guys (Micah and Enzo), binging a show on Netflix , reading a good book , exploring the Nashville food scene , or buying more house plants!

Hannah

Technician

Hannah Everett has been in the veterinary field since she was 17 years old and she’s passionate about our fur babies! She started as a receptionist at a small clinic in Forsyth County, Georgia, then moved to Nashville to attend the Veterinary Technology program at Volunteer State in 2015. All the while, she was working as a kennel tech/ technician assistant at a larger clinic in East Nashville.

In 2017 she married the love of her life, Micah, and later that month rescued her pup, Enzo.

After graduating from the Vet Tech program in 2018, she became licensed and has been working in both Emergency Medicine and Preventative medicine. Her true calling is Surgical Anesthesia, and she hopes to eventually specialize in that field. Meanwhile, if she’s not in the clinic practicing veterinary nursing, she’s probably either at home hanging out with her favorite guys (Micah and Enzo), binging a show on Netflix , reading a good book , exploring the Nashville food scene , or buying more house plants!

Kristen

Technician

Kristen is a Vol State grad with specialized post-grad training in wildlife medicine. She previously worked in emergency medicine, and we think her best skill is making our patients feel comfy and cozy in the office.

When she isn’t at WesVet, you can find her camping or birdwatching, or hanging out with her pets. Fun fact, she has quite a few! There’s Stella the rescue corgi, Dorcas the perfect angel cat, Lemon, Mr. Snake, and our favorites: Harriet and Sal the house pigeons. They keep her busy, but she always makes room to love on your babies while they are at WesVet. Kristen also keeps her wildlife medicine skills sharp by dedicating her days off to one of our favorite organizations: Walden’s Puddle!

Ieneke

Veterinary Assistant

Ieneke van Zanten is our Veterinary Assistant who moved to the US from New Zealand seven years ago. She spent the first several years of her adult career as a Graphic Designer in Los Angeles and Nashville, but eventually found she was not fulfilled by that career path. In 2020, she decided to get a job part-time at a local doggie daycare for a fun change of pace. It was then that she discovered her passion for animal care. Ieneke decided to enroll at Volunteer State in the Veterinary Technician program and is due to graduate next year! In the meantime, she is a vital member of the WesVet team, and we are SO lucky to have her!

Ieneke and her husband, Kyle, have six rescue fur-babies at home: their dog Riley, cats Mordecai and Toya, and rats Remy, Elliot and Sigmund. When Ieneke isn’t at WesVet or at school, you can find her at the pool, baking, or hanging out with her husband and animals. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome!

Ieneke

Veterinary Assistant

Ieneke van Zanten is our Veterinary Assistant who moved to the US from New Zealand seven years ago. She spent the first several years of her adult career as a Graphic Designer in Los Angeles and Nashville, but eventually found she was not fulfilled by that career path. In 2020, she decided to get a job part-time at a local doggie daycare for a fun change of pace. It was then that she discovered her passion for animal care. Ieneke decided to enroll at Volunteer State in the Veterinary Technician program and is due to graduate next year! In the meantime, she is a vital member of the WesVet team, and we are SO lucky to have her!

Ieneke and her husband, Kyle, have six rescue fur-babies at home: their dog Riley, cats Mordecai and Toya, and rats Remy, Elliot and Sigmund. When Ieneke isn’t at WesVet or at school, you can find her at the pool, baking, or hanging out with her husband and animals. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome!

Kenna

Veterinary Assistant

Kenna is our new(ish) veterinary assistant! She has lived in Nashville her whole life and she enjoys the mixture of farming/city culture that is uniquely Nashville. She is currently a student at MTSU studying Horse Science. However, horses aren’t the only animals she has a passion for! Kenna loves cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and anything in between (so she fits in perfectly at WesVet). If given the chance, she says she’d have an entire farm filled with every kind of animal!

Kenna has been working professionally with animals for almost six years—anything from pet sitting to helping manage a boarding kennel.

She has a dog named Strider and five geckos!

When she’s not at WesVet, you can find her walking her dog, training horses, birdwatching, fishing or spending time with her family. We love Kenna, and are so lucky to have her as a valued member of the WesVet team!

Emerald

Veterinary Assistant

Emerald hails from Columbus, Ohio. She’s new to Nashville, having recently graduated with an Associate of Science degree from Pellissippi State in Knoxville.

This is her first job in the veterinary field, but she has always loved being around animals. As it turns out, they love her too!

If she isn’t at WesVet, you can find Emerald hiking, hanging with her family, or traveling to new cities or countries.

She is excited to continue her career in the veterinary field and says that she loves to learn and wants to absorb as many new things as possible!

Emerald

Veterinary Assistant

Emerald hails from Columbus, Ohio. She’s new to Nashville, having recently graduated with an Associate of Science degree from Pellissippi State in Knoxville.

This is her first job in the veterinary field, but she has always loved being around animals. As it turns out, they love her too!

If she isn’t at WesVet, you can find Emerald hiking, hanging with her family, or traveling to new cities or countries.

She is excited to continue her career in the veterinary field and says that she loves to learn and wants to absorb as many new things as possible!