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Nicole Miller

Practice Manager

Nicole was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She came to Macon County Veterinary Hospital in August 2011, when she and her husband purchased the practice from Dr. Murray. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and an Associate of Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University in 2005. Nicole comes with 15 years combined veterinary experience, working 2 years at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and 5 years as the head veterinary technician at Miami Valley Animal Hospital in Dayton, OH. In her free time, Nicole enjoys riding her horses, Tahani and Foxy, playing tennis, and spending time with her two daughters, family and friends. At home Nicole has three cats, Kali, Tux, and Princess.

Lauren Trask

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren was born and raised in Lafayette, Tennessee. She grew up on a farm with cattle and goats. Lauren attended Vol State University and graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2017. At home, she has two daughters, a dog, and a cat. She enjoys doing anything outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Laura Sells

Office Manager

Laura was born and raised in Georgia. She has lived in Macon County, Tennessee since 2010. She has been involved in Animal Health since 2004. Laura enjoys farming with her family. They have cattle and her favorite time of year is hay season.She loves being on a tractor.Laura loves spending time with her Australian Shepherds, Bella and Edward.

Trish Smith


Trish has always had a love of animals. After working for several years on the Ringling Brothers Circus and getting up close and personal with some wonderful and exotic animals, she knew she wanted to pursue an animal related career. In 2010 she moved to Nashville and went to Grooming School. Trish has worked in high volume salons in Nashville and Brentwood and even managed a salon for a few years. We now bring her years of experience and passion to Macon County Veterinary Hospital.

Matthew Williams

Veterinary Assistant

Matthew is from Westmoreland, Tennessee. He started his Veterinary path with us in 2019. He plans to continue his education through Western Kentucky University Veterinary Program. He hopes one day to have his own Veterinary Practice.

Taylor Keller

Veterinary Assistant

Taylor was born in Somerset, Kentucky. She moved to Lafayette, Tennessee where she graduated from Macon County High School in 2018. Taylor enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a Rottie named Ace, and a cat named Flash.

Destinee Stevens

Veterinary Assistant

Destinee was born and raised in Lafayette,Tennessee. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College to obtain her associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Destinee has two cats, Binx and Link. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her daughter, husband and family.

Brianna Brown

Veterinary Assistant

Brianna was raised in Hartsville, Tennessee. She attended Volunteer State Community College where she enrolled in Veterinary Assistant courses to start her career at Macon County Veterinary Hospital. Brianna is very compassionate and caring, and she loves her job. She has a dog named Murphy and 5 kids at home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Trinity Dillard

Client Service Representative

Trinity was born and raised in Lafayette, TN. She graduated from Macon County High school in 2019 while working in a small animal veterinary clinic. Trinity has grown up being around all different walks of life and has loved every minute of it! She spends her free time with family, friends and her dog. She has an English Bulldog named Lumpy.

Heather Smith

Client Service Representative

Heather was born and raised in FL and moved to Macon Co. in 2007. Between travels, Heather obtained her AAS degree in veterinary technology at Heritage Institute in 2015 and has been a vet tech in ER veterinary medicine since 2014. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading true crime books, and watching college football. Although she’s an UGA fan, she loves her mutt named Bama.

Jalin Wallace

Veterinary Nurse

Jalin has been working in the Veterinary field since 2013 and has always had such a big love for animals. She’s from a small town in CA and then lived in Idaho for a little while. Then she finally made her way here to Lafayette, Tennessee. Jalin loves spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling in her spare time. At home are 2 cats, Shadow and Taz, and a dog named Bandit.

Brooke Evans

Veterinary Assistant

Brooke was raised in Lafayette, TN and has always had a strong love for animals. She graduated from Macon County High school in 2021 and Graduating Veterinary Technician Program at Volunteer State Community College in 2023. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, and loving on her fur babies at home. She has two cats, Little Bit and Mater and a puppy, Gypsy.