Meet the Team
Mandy Willis
Veterinarian and Practice Owner
Dr. Willis grew up on a farm in west central Kentucky and graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She practiced in rural, mixed animal practices for 3 years after graduation. In 2008 she started a large animal ambulatory practice in the Middle TN area, serving Warren and surrounding counties.  The haul-in facility became operational in 2011 and became fully staffed in October of 2012.  Dr. Willis' passion is working with farm animals and with the people that own them. She thoroughly promotes rural veterinary medicine and the rural way of life.  She invests in the future of rural veterinary medicine by hosting many student externs throughout the year and speaks at local pre-veterinary and high school vet science classes about rural veterinary medicine.  In past years she served on the boards of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee, and the Academy for Rural Veterinarians. In 2015, Dr. Willis and her husband, a local Hillsboro farmer, welcomed a baby boy to their family.  There is a good chance you will see his smiling face around the clinic.
Sarah Porter
Veterinarian
Dr. Sarah Porter grew up on a family farm in Murfreesboro, TN, and has recently moved to the area with her husband, James Porter. Dr. Porter went to Middle Tennessee State University and received her undergraduate degree in Agribusiness and Agriscience. She then attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After vet school, she completed an extensive, one-year rotating internship at Tennessee Equine Hospital in Thompson’s Station, TN. There she learned about all aspects of equine medicine from their veterinary surgeons, internal medicine specialist, and many experienced doctors. She has a special interest in Equine lameness, performs joint injections, and is now taking classes to become a certified animal chiropractor.  Dr. Porter is excited to treat not only horses, but all animals, and to serve a new community full of wonderful folks.  
Becca Fults
Practice Manager
Becca serves as our practice manager and has been our jack-of-all-trades for 6+ years. She has an Associate Degree in Business Technology with a concentration in Business Management, but would like to further her education in Animal Health. When you give us a call, Becca's voice will most likely be the one you hear to make an appointment or to answer your questions. Becca is known for her sense of humor and for her role as the clinic "mom." If you ever need snacks or baby wipes, Becca is your girl! Before hearing about MTVS, Becca worked as a tour guide and a Manager at Cumberland Caverns
Nealie West
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Nealie has been working at MTVS and with Dr. Mandy for 5+ years now. She learned of MTVS when her agriculture class spent a day following Dr. Mandy for herdwork as she ultrasounded, vaccinated, and tattooed cattle. Nealie is attending Motlow State Community College for her Associate's degree. She is also in a veterinary technician program working towards becoming licensed. She will be getting certified to artificially inseminate cattle in March of 2020. Nealie likes riding horses and fishing in her spare time.
Jessica Cripps
Veterinary Assistant
Jess came to work here in March 2016. She learned of MTVS from a family member.
Jess says the best part of her job is being able to help the many animals, as well as their owners. Plus, she attests she learns something new everyday. Every day holds something different and you never know just what might happen. She looks forward to serving MTVS' s clients and patients. Jess has her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Middle Tennessee State University and will be attending vet school in Fall 2019 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Savannah Bryan

Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist, Bookkeeper

For the short time she has been here, Savannah has went from an assistant to gaining other positions. Not only will you occasionally see her on calls, but she also handles the front desk and our bookkeeping. Savannah heard about us a few years ago when she had a horse emergency, she has been using us as her veterinarian ever since. She is finishing her Associate's Degree in Business Administration and would like to further her knowledge in the animal husbandry field and be able to educate clients. Her hobbies include riding horses and spending time with family.   ​​​​​

Katie Earle

Veterinary Assistant

Katie is one of our part-time veterinary assistants and strives to become more knowledgeable in animal health, especially horses. Katie heard about MTVS through her dad and uncle, who has used us as their veterinarian for the past couple of years. Katie works hard to keep our exams running efficiently and brings compassion to our clinic and the patients we see. Her other job entails working at her family's 500 head sheep farm. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends and family and helping out on the farm.  

PJ Orlando

Loving Nanny & Office Receptionist

PJ moved to Tennessee in 2005, and has grown very fond of cows. Apparently there were not many where she lived and she likes seeing the different breeds and their personalities. PJ is Hagan’s nanny first and foremost, and loves this part of her job here at MTVS. She also enjoys learning new things about the many farm animals that come in for visits with the veterinarians. She does her best to step in where she is needed. PJ answers the phone, makes follow-up calls to find out how your animal is doing, or may call to remind you of a future appointment. She hopes to be all God has called her to be in life. 

Courtlyn Terry

Veterinary Assistant

Courtlyn is one of our part-time veterinary assistants. She is attending Penn Foster's Veterinary Technician program to become a licensed technician. While she is learning and attending some appointments, she does an excellent job keeping our facilities clean and appointment areas stocked for your animals.