Front Desk Faces—The Client Services Representatives
Dr. Noel Lucas — Veterinarian/Owner/Fear Free Certified Professional
Dr. Noel Lucas grew up in a small rural town in Northern Indiana. She graduated Indiana University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and went on to graduate from the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine as the class of 2000 Salutatorian. Her clinical veterinary education was focused intently on small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. After moving to Nashville, she has continued to hone her skills in treating dogs, cats, and small pocket pets. She started the forward thinking Blue Oasis Pet Hospital in 2013 and is proud to have become an AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Accredited Hospital in 2014 and a Fear Free Certified Hospital in 2018. Dr. Lucas has special interests in dermatology and senior pet health. She has extensive expertise in dentistry and oral surgery. She is currently a member of the TVMA, AVMA, Fear Free Professionals and AAHA.
Dr. Randi Sansom — Veterinarian/Associate/Fear Free Certified Professional
Dr. Randi grew up in northwest Ohio and earned her undergraduate degree from Wright State University with a major in Biology. She moved to Tennessee and applied to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she earned her DVM in 2017. She has special interests in ophthalmology, internal medicine, feline care, and dentistry. She has lived in Tennessee for many years and shares her home with her dog Bruce and her “spirited” cats Elliot and Crookshanks.
Dr. Karrington Atkins — Veterinarian/Associate/Fear Free Certified Professional
Dr. Karrington Atkins grew up in West Tennessee and then moved to South Carolina where she earned her B.S. in Biology at the College of Charleston. She attended veterinary school at Ross University and performed her clinical year at Colorado State University. She earned her DVM in 2021 and has special interests in surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. Dr. Atkins moved back to Tennessee to start her career as a veterinarian and lives with her two dogs, Elle and Lucy, as well as her island cat Mango.
Jamie — CVPM/Fear Free Certified Professional
Jamie has worked in the veterinary industry since 2005. She has experience in various veterinary settings including general practices, emergency clinics, and corporate practices. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from MTSU in 2013. She obtained her CVPM (certified veterinary practice manager) certification in 2017. She cohabitates with her English Mastiff, Shephard, and her domestic medium hair cat.
Jessica — Licensed Veterinary Technician/Lead Pet Nurse/Fear Free Certified Professional
Jessica has worked as a veterinary assistant/technician since 2000. She graduated from Penn Foster College with honors, earning her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in 2017. Jessica is originally from Murfreesboro and currently resides in Carthage with her son, her dog Oscar, and her cat, Dallas.
Kim — Client Service Representative/Fear Free Certified Professional
Kim has worked as a Veterinary Technician and Client Service Specialist since 2002. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with emphasis in Animal Behavior and Business Management. Kim grew up in Mt. Juliet and now lives in Donelson with her family, 2 cats, and dog.
Joy — Lead Client Service Representative/Marketing Coordinator/Fear Free Certified Professional
Joy has been working for many years in the veterinary field, and thoroughly enjoys interacting with pet parents and their fur babies. She lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, her toy poodle Chelsea, and her one-eyed cat, Leela Eyerene.
Britni — Pet Nurse/Fear Free Certified Professional
Britni lives in Lebanon with her husband and their Boxer pup, Moose. She has been in the veterinary industry since 2017 and is most interested in animal behavior. Her personal interest includes supporting our troops.
Sarah — Pet Nurse/ Fear Free Certified Professional
Sarah has been a member of our fear free professional team since April 2018. Originally from a small town in northern Alabama, Sarah has worked with all kinds of pets for 14 years. Since moving to the greater Nashville area in 2015, she now calls Tennessee home and shares her space with her two cats Pepsi and Fritz. She has special interests in horticulture and exotic/marine life.
Megan — Pet Nurse/Fear Free Certified Professional
Megan moved to Portland, TN from South Florida 5 years ago. She has been involved with animals for the past 25 years, with the last 12 being dedicated to veterinary medicine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has developed a very strong passion for animal behavior and nutrition. Her personal interests include working on her farm with her horses, donkeys, and goats, spending time with her dogs and cats, as well as running her own pet care business.
Alyssa — Pet Nurse/Fear Free Certified Professional
Alyssa is a native to Mount Juliet TN and joined our team in the Summer of 2020 with 4 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She is passionate about maintaining the highest standards of care while ensuring that pets and pet parents feel comfortable during their visit. She also has interests in anesthetic monitoring and animal husbandry. Alyssa loves to spend time with her six dogs Ellie, Star, Kudo, Mousie, Bumper, and Radar, her cat Horus, her mouse Phoebe, and her little beta fish Prince Peach. She also enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and hanging out with friends and family.
Andria — Client Service Representative/Fear Free Certified Professional
Andria is originally from Miami Florida and moved to Nashville with her family in 2007. She has worked in the veterinary field for over seven years in the Nashville area. She has three dogs, Paco Taco a chihuahua terrier mix, Alton Brown a Maltese yorkie mix, Beasley a Sheltie mix and a Bearded Dragon named Medusa.
Dawn — Client Service Representative/Fear Free Certified Professional
Originally from the Toledo, Ohio area, Dawn started out in law enforcement and eventually earned a master’s degree in education, teaching students for many years with learning disabilities. She recently moved to Nashville and is excited to be combining her love of animals and working with customers and the needs of their pets. Dawn lives in Mt. Juliet with her husband, Mike; her golden lab mix, Lacie; and their newly rescued kitten, Violet.
Tristan — Pet Nurse Assistant
Tristan has been volunteering in animal healthcare for several years. He is currently enrolled at Nashville State Community College. He enjoys spending time with his Great Pyrenees, Sherlock, and his 2 cats.