Vivian Nash, DVM
If you ever come into our office and see someone sitting on the floor with a pet, you can be sure it is our own Dr. Nash.She has mastered the art of adding a warm personality to the Veterinarian profession. She is so passionate about animals that she knew at the age of 5 she was going to become a Veterinarian. At 16 years old she entered the veterinary field where she started as a kennel assistant and moved up the ladder to become a Veterinary Technician and then a Veterinarian.
Dr. Nash joined our hospital September 3, 2014. She moved to Michigan from Columbus, Georgia where she earned her undergraduate degree in Zoology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, her first job as a Veterinarian was at an ER clinic, in Columbus, GA. That was a mixed animal practice where she treated multiple species of animals. Majority of all animals were accepted as long as they could fit in a stall in a barn. Even though she was born and raised in Georgia her dream was always to go to Auburn University, in Alabama where she earned her degree.
Throughout her career she has treated many pets, some with a serious diagnosis. With her skill she has brought many back to good health. As we all know not every pet has a good prognosis. She knows that no single approach is the right one for every pet. Unfortunately some pets have an illness that inflicts them with significant pain. "It is always a sad occasion but my only choice may be to end an animals's suffering. I find solace in the knowledge that, after all the joy they bring us, it is perhaps the last gift we give to them."
Dr, Nash is currently the proud Mom of KiKi, a 13 year old domestic short haired cat, Sable a 7 year old female Staffordshire Terrier, Liam a 3 year old male Chinese Crested and her recent addition of Odin. At the age of 8 months, Odin, a male Irish Wolfhound weighs little over 100 pounds and is still growing.
Her free time hobbies include reading, traveling and enjoying the outdoors. Her most exotic trip was to New Zealand but only the North island. This gives her an excuse to go back and visit the south island!
One of Dr. Nash's tip for keeping your pet healthy and happy is annual wellness exams with vaccines.
(Dr. Nash is pictured with Liam.)