Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Countryside Animal Hospital in Mt Juliet, TN! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 615-758-6406 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Doctors

Dr. Robert & Cathy Parsley

Dr. Robert Parsley, originally from Eastern Kentucky, graduated from Auburn University Veterinary School in 2003, and shortly thereafter moved to Mount Juliet. He opened Countryside Animal Hospital in 2007. He and his wife Cathy have two dogs and two cats. He enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling.  
*At this time Dr. Parsley is RETIRED  
Cathy is from central Kentucky and has called Mount Juliet home for almost twenty years. She began her career as a human nurse and now assists in running the clinic’s daily operations and behind-the-scenes work. Dr. Parsley and Cathy attend First Baptist Church Mount Juliet. Her favorite time of year is Kentucky Basketball season. Go Wildcats!  

Dr. Rachel E. Day

Dr. Day, a Mt. Juliet native, graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville Veterinary School in 2010 and then began her career at Countryside. She has two cats and one dog. She enjoys reading, cooking, and road trips. 

Dr. David Lewis

Dr. David Lewis, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from Auburn University Veterinary School in 2009 and joined our practice in 2013. His family has three dogs, two cats, and two guinea pigs. He enjoys triathlons, being outdoors, volunteering with the Wilson County Disaster Animal Response Team (DART), and spending time with his family.

Dr. Jessica Huffman Gilliam

Dr. Jessica Huffman Gilliam, originally from Ohio, has called Tennessee home since 2001 and graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville Veterinary School in 2011 then began her career here at Countryside. She has one cat and two dogs. She enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family. 

Dr. Octavia Darwin

Dr. Octavia Darwin is originally from New York and is a recent graduate of UT Knoxville’s Veterinary School. She has a black and tan coonhound, a turtle and a snake. She enjoys singing, dancing, playing the piano, and traveling with family and friends. She enjoys the family atmosphere we have here and loves getting to help so many pets and meeting the owners who love them. 

Dr. Juliana Santiago

Dr. Juliana Santiago grew up in Franklin, TN and graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She has two dogs named Todd and Lucy and a horse named Winston. In her free time, Dr. Santiago enjoys riding her horse, doing any outdoor activity, watching baseball, and spending time adventuring with her friends around Nashville. She is very excited to develop long-lasting relationships with both clients and patients!  

Office Manager

Gerri

Gerri has been with Countryside since 2008. She has experience as a human pharmacy technician, and her knowledge has carried over into the veterinary field. She excels at paying attention to details when caring for your pets. She has three dogs, two cats, and several chickens. What she enjoys most about working for Countryside are the pets. 

Receptionists

Debbie

Debbie has been with the Countryside family since 2009. Her primary role is a receptionist, and she also prepares our sympathy cards when your pet passes away and truly takes this task to heart. She is a native of Mt. Juliet with a cat and fish pond. Debbie enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family (especially her grandsons). What Debbie enjoys most about working at Countryside is meeting all the people and their furry families. 

Kayla

Kayla joined us in 2014. Though now a receptionist, she has several years of experience in various roles of the veterinary field. She is from Lebanon and has a Bachelors in Animal Science from MTSU. She and her husband have a cat and two daughters. She enjoys camping, organization, sewing/crafting, and reading. What Kayla enjoys most about working at Countryside is that everyone is treated like family: with compassion and kindness. 

Heather

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Tyesha

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Darieona

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Kaitlin

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Vanessa

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Assisstants

Erin

Erin has been with Countryside since opening day in 2007 as a veterinary technician. Her primary roles are performing dental cleanings and maintaining our laboratory equipment. She is originally from Maryland and moved to Mt. Juliet in the early ’90s. Erin has a Bachelor’s in Animal Science from MTSU. Erin owns seven cats and two dogs, as well as caring for strays around her home. She enjoys gardening/landscaping and shopping. Erin is very much a cat person and loves caring for them here at Countryside. 

Sue

Sue has also been with Countryside since our opening in 2007. Her primary roles are surgical assistant and caring for our clinic cats. She is originally from Washington state. Sue currently has five cats and loves playing with them, reading, and shopping (especially online). Sue is a cat fanatic and caring for them is her favorite thing to do at Countryside.  

Whitney

Whitney joined our team in 2009. She is originally from New Jersey and obtained her Veterinary Technician license from Vol State. She has three dogs and one cat at home. Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching movies. While at work, she enjoys being with the animals all day at Countryside. 

Kristen

Kristen began with us in March 2016. She is a hometown girl and is attending Vol State right now. She has two dogs and enjoys dancing and spending time with family and friends. Kristen’s favorite part of her job is seeing all the puppies that come to Countryside, as well as working with her fellow co-workers. 

Holly

Holly has been with the Countryside family since 2016. She is a Mt. Juliet native and attended the Vet Tech program at Vol State. She and her husband have recently adopted two dogs. She loves anything outdoors, spending time with family, and reading. Holly likes the family atmosphere here at Countryside. 

Jessica

Jessica has been with Countryside since August 2017. She is from Nashville and attended Wilson Central High School. She has an American Bulldog who she enjoys taking to dog parks as well as a bearded dragon named Jared. In her spare time she also enjoys watching Netflix and canoeing. She enjoys working with her teammates and learning new skills here at Countryside. 

Amber

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Giovanna

Giovanna is originally from Fort Campbell and began with Countryside in January 2019. She recently graduated from Vol State with her Veterinary Assistant degree. She has a dog named Buck Rowdy. In her spare time, she loves going to the lake, watching Netflix, and spending time with her family and boyfriend. Giovanna enjoys learning new skills in her field on a daily basis. 

Amber

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Heidi

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Sage

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Emily

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Brailey

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Josh

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Chyanne

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Sarah

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Kennel Staff

Tina

Tina started working with us in July 2019. She began as a technician and transitioned to the kennel staff and loves it! Most of Tina’s adult life was spent as a restaurant manager, but she wanted to slow down a bit and do something more from the heart. She has six dogs, most of which are rescues. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, fishing, cooking/baking, and spending time with her two grandsons. Tina likes the companionship with the fourlegged friends in her care, as well as the twolegged ones! 

Cherrianna

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Abbie

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Emma

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