Agape Pet Hospital

Agape Pet Hospital is a full service veterinary clinic and hospital providing your dog, cats, and pocket pets with high quality veterinary medicine, surgery, and grooming. We are located in Spring Hill, TN and we service clients in Thompsons Station, Columbia, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Chapel Hill, College Grove, Peytonsville, Arrington, Triune, Eagleville, Kirkland, Bethesda, Lewisburg, Culleoka, Hampshire, Mount Pleasant, Summertown, Williamsport, Duck River, Primm Springs, Burwood, Theta, Santa Fe, and Leipers Fork.
Our Veterinary Staff
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Blue Pearl Emergency Cool Springs: (615) 333-1212
  • Dr. Shaun Crowell

    Dr. Shaun Crowell

    Doctor
    I was born in West Tennessee and graduated from high school in Union City in 1991. It was during my senior year that I decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and graduated Cum Laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Later that year I was accepted into veterinary school at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine. During my studies at UT, I placed an emphasis on small animal medicine and surgery. I graduated from UT in 1999 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

    I am married to my beautiful bride, Christi. God has blessed our marriage with three wonderful children Elizabeth, Ashley, and Ethan. We have three dogs. My oldest dog is Liberty, a Border Collie that we rescued, then Mr. Darcy, a Yorkie-Poodle mix that we also rescued, and finally Honey, our Golden Retriever.

    These past few years I have practiced as a small animal veterinarian throughout this great state. I have been an associate veterinarian, relief veterinarian and ER veterinarian. In 2009, I founded Agape Pet Hospital with the hopes and dreams of providing the citizens of Spring Hill and Thompsons Station with high quality veterinary medicine and surgery. I am excited to meet you and your pet. I invite you to visit our hospital and become a part of our Agape family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr.Trisha Metz

    Dr.Trisha Metz

    Doctor
    I graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Initially, I wanted to pursue a career in zoo medicine and wild life rehabilitation. I even participated in externships at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Sanibel Island, Florida while in vet school.

    In 2006 during my fourth year in vet school, I married my college sweet-heart, Brian, and thus came back to Spring Hill upon graduating. Since then, I have spent my time practicing small animal medicine and have been with Agape Pet Hospital since July of 2014.

    Although initially born in Michigan, I came to Spring Hill in 2001 and thus consider it my home. I’m a Southern girl at heart! My husband and I have two young boys, Maine & Sutton, and a brand new baby girl, Fallon Grace who keep us extremely active with their love of all sports, especially baseball, soccer and basketball. Besides our two biological sons and daughter, we have three 4-legged babies. Sheffield, Hamilton and Bean have been with me since attending vet school and hold the title of the “first children” of the household!

    Other than spending time with family and friends, I enjoy painting, gardening, crafting, refurbishing furniture, reading, bike riding, boating and many other outdoor activities! Playing an active role at church is also very important to me. Currently my husband and I teach a 4th grade Sunday School class. My true passion is taking care of animals AND their people and I’m blessed to get to go be able to go to work and do what I love!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Education:
    The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    crafting, spending time with family
  • Dr. Brian J Pileggi

    Doctor
    Born in New Jersey, raised in a small town in western New York and relocated to south-central Pennsylvania for undergraduate studies.  I have traditionally been a "Yankee" from up north.  However, the Lord has allowed me the great opportunity to travel around the United States and see this beautiful country that he created.  I was able to attend veterinary school at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS while spending summers in Boston, MA and Mobile, AL.  I have also lived in Southern Pines, NC and South Bend, IN since graduation from veterinary school.  I recently moved to TN and have been with Agape Pet Hospital since March 2016.  I hope to focus my energy and skills here at Agape in the fields of ultrasound, dentistry, internal medicine, exotic animals, and preventative care.

    I met my beautiful wife, Sara when living in South Bend, IN and we have been married since 2011.  Sara and I have two wonderful children who occupy most of our time outside of work.  They are such a great joy to us each and every day.  With the Lord as our guide, we strive to show them selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love that is "agape" love.

    We also have 2 dogs, Abraham Ulwharrie (AKA Abe), and Gibbs (as in Leroy Jethrow Gibbs from NCIS - we are huge fans!), and one cat Ziggy.  We hope to one day add on some goats, alpaca and possibly many other fun animals to our family!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Education:
    Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cindy Fiscus

    Cindy Fiscus

    Practice Manager
    Cindy was originally one of our clients. When we needed a receptionist, Cindy’s name came up and she soon joined our staff. Unbeknownst to us, Cindy had over twenty years of multi-unit management experience and has recently been promoted to the position of Practice Manager. Cindy and her husband, Ken, moved to Spring Hill in 2004. They have 3 cats; Jessie, Sparki and Danny. Danny was our clinic cat until Cindy and Ken adopted him late last year. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world.
    Interests:
    travel, my pets, reading
  • Erica Kimbrough

    Erica Kimbrough

    Reception Lead
    Erica graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2004. After graduating she worked in the banking industry before finding her love for animals. Erica joined our team in 2014 with three prior years of veterinary reception experience. In her spare time, Erica enjoys reading, having dinner with friends, and spending time with her husband, their three children and two dogs.
    Education:
    MTSU
  • Christi Crowell

    Christi Crowell

    Reception
    Christi is Dr. Crowell’s wife and was born and raised near Dallas, TX. She moved to Tennessee after high school to work in the Smoky Mountains at a Christian ranch for underprivileged children. She met Dr. Crowell in Knoxville while he was attending UT. In 2009 she helped her husband open up Agape Pet Hospital by working as a receptionist. By 2010, she wanted to homeschool their three children and left the reception desk to pursue being a full time mother and educator. Last summer she was needed again at reception and never missed a beat. She enjoys gardening, farming, reading, teaching and raising their three children.
  • Missy Sorrento

    Reception
    Missy moved to Spring Hill last year with her boys -  Idol, a German Shepherd who is retired Army, Woolf, a beautiful white Husky/Shepherd, and Cowboy, a giant Yorkie.  

    Missy makes it her mission to give of herself and help where needed  - she founded and operated a non-profit organization that provided support animals to children who were victims of child abuse when she lived in Florida.  Missy had all of her dogs certified as a reading education assistance dogs (READ) as well as a certified therapy dogs.  Woolf, Idol and Cowboy began their therapy career working with children in the READ program where they excelled; the boys thrive when working with children.  Woolf visited care homes and he and Idol were asked to provide support for children testifying in the courts.  Since moving to the Nashville Area, Missy and Woolf have volunteered at the reading program at the Nashville Public Library.  They, along with Idol and Cowboy look forward to working in the community here in Middle Tennessee.

  • Kiley Zirkle

    Reception
    Kiley recently moved up to the reception desk from our Kennel.  She has 3 years experience in caring for animals.  She currently works two jobs; reception here at Agape and part-time at a kennel in Franklin.  

    She and her husband, Jeremiah and son Emery are looking forward to the birth of their daughter, Lilly in July.  They have two dogs and a cat.
  • Katie Koppelberger

    Katie Koppelberger

    Technician
    Katie lives in Spring Hill with her husband Gabe and son Tyler. Their family also includes two fluffy cats, Dream and Bill, and two black Labs, Daisy and Darcy, and a red beta fish, Holland. Katie has always had a love for animals and started working with them at age 17. In 2004 she graduated from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver Colorado. She has been a licensed veterinary medical technician in Tennessee since 2005. When she isn’t working, Katie loves to spend time with her family, at her son’s sporting events, or outdoors.
  • Kendra Franklin

    Kendra Franklin

    Technician
    Kendra lives in Lewisburg with her Cocker Spaniel, Cory. She is enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Columbia State Community College. She hopes to graduate by the end of this year. Kendra has had a love and passion for animals ever since she was a little girl. When she is not working or going to school, she enjoys playing with Cory, painting, spending time with her family, and road trips.
    Education:
    Columbia State
  • Tammie Pewitt

    Technician
    Tammie lives on a farm in Franklin, TN with her husband, Byron and daughter, McKeena and their pets: Six dogs, three cats, a mini pig, a mini donkey, a mini horse and six horses. They are happily awaiting the arrival of their son, Flint in October of this year.

    Tammie has 16 years experience in the veterinary field and as you can tell, loves animals!  
  • Kelsey Hartnett

    Reception/Tech
     Kelsey is our resident Jack of all Trades - she helps out at the reception desk, works as a Tech and takes care of animals in the Kennel on weekends.  She joined us last year and is currently studying Pre-Vet at UT Martin.

    She and her family have one dog, Sophie who has a bit of a sweet tooth and has been known to sneak a few of Kelsey's baked goodies.
    Education:
    Studying Pre-Vet at UT Martin
    Interests:
    Ponies!
  • Julia Allen

    Julia Allen

    Technician
    Julia came to Agape five years ago with the mindset of being a veterinarian. After graduation from Lipscomb University, she changed her career from helping animals to helping people and is now pursuing a doctorate in Public Health. She lives in Franklin with her dog, Smores, and cat, Mickey. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.
  • Lexi Meyer

    Technician
    Lexi is our newest Tech.  She moved to Spring Hill from her hometown of Savannah, GA to be closer to family and continue her education.  She currently attends Columbia State in the Vet Tech program and will soon graduate. 

    She loves animals and shares her home with two dogs - Sophie & Jake, and two cats - Cecil & Winston and a rabbit named Ella.
    Education:
    Columbia State
  • Zach Mandis

    Zach Mandis

    Assistant
    Zach and his family moved from Denver Colorado to Spring Hill last year. He and his family brought their furry crew into Agape and then he applied for the job of taking care of the pets while they stay with us. He enjoys walking and playing with your pets. He currently has two dogs, Frisco, a red fox Lab, and Vinny, a Puggle, and three cats, Andy, Ninja, and Kittle. In his spare time he enjoys history, politics, and theater. He is a part of the Independence High School’s production of Grease and will perform in 2015.
  • Ron Wuest

    Assistant
    Ron moved to Spring Hill 15 years ago and is a graduate of Spring Hill High School. He has lived in Texas, Germany, Georgia, Florida and Oregon.  Prior to coming to Agape, Ron has worked as a salesman, lifeguard, cook, banker, cashier and call center agent.  

    He currently shares his home with two deaf cats but has had a life long love of animals.  He has owned dogs, rats, lizards, snakes and a tarantula.  
  • Bill Keck

    Bill Keck

    Groomer
    Bill grew up in Hot Springs, AR. He and his wife and two children moved to Spring Hill a few years ago. He has been groomer for almost twenty years. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and performing music.
  • Lexi Haladyna

    Groomer
    Lexi moved to Spring Hill from Leroy Ohio last year.  She has always had a passion for animals.  Growing up she had all kinds of animals including goats, chickens and dogs, cats, rabbits and even a bearded dragon!  Right now she shares her home with her dog River and cat Bella.

    "I have always known i wanted to work with a variety of animals so I became a Groomer and I absolutely love it!  Having the opportunity to see all the different types of breeds and learning all of their personalities is my absolute passion.  My job is very rewarding to me and I look forward to continuing my career as a professional pet stylist for years to come!"