Veterinary Clinic

The Safe Place for Animals Veterinary Well Care Clinic provides low-cost, high-quality veterinary care for dogs/puppies and cats/kittens. Our goal is to help pet owners and their pets by making affordable vet care more accessible to help keep pets healthy, happy and safe!

We offer the following services:


  • Rabies (Dogs and Cats)
  • Bordetella/Kennel Cough (Dogs)
  • DA2PPv/Distemper-Parvo Combo (Dogs)
  • Leptospurosis (Dogs)
  • FVRCP/Feline Distemper Combo (Cats)
  • Leukemia (Cats)


  • Heartworm Testing +/- Tick Borne Disease Screening
  • Glucose/Blood Sugar Check/Diabetes Screening
  • Bloodwork (Check Kidney Function, Liver Function, etc.)
  • Urinalysis (Urine Check)
  • Feline AIDS and Leukemia (FIV/FeLV) Testing
  • Skin Analysis, Parasites, Fungus, Infections, Allergies
  • Ear Mite & Infection Testing
  • Parvo Testing
  • Fecal Check/Intestinal Parasites


  • Nutrition
  • Lameness/Limping
  • Quality of Life
  • Review of Medical Records

Annual Examinations

Sick Visits



Heartworm Preventatives

Flea/Tick Preventatives

Anal Gland Expression


*We refer out for the following veterinary services: x-rays/radiographs/digital imaging, dental procedures and surgeries such as mass removals, amputations and spay/neuter, as well as Specialty Practices such as Eye/Ophthalmology, Heart/Cardiology and Cancer/Neoplasia/Oncology.

Our Veterinary Clinic services are available by appointment only. Please call us at 615-451-7342 for availability and to schedule.

Proceeds from the Veterinary Clinic go to help support the SPA shelter animals!


Meet the Veterinarian, Dr. Kelley Lay!

As a lifelong Tennessee native, Dr. Kelley Lay grew up in the small town of Fayetteville, TN, just two hours south of Nashville. She was raised between two large, picturesque family farms and was always surrounded by a menagerie of wildlife, dogs, cats, beef cattle, and gated horses. From a very young age she found a passion in basketball and was awarded a full scholarship to play two years in college. Basketball fueled her passion for teamwork, leadership, and human health/fitness so she initially pursued a career in Physical Therapy. But while working on her PT degree at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, fate, along with some influential people, altered her course in an “aha moment” and she realized her passion for medicine of a different species.

Dr. Lay attended veterinary school and received her DVM degree at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at UT Veterinary Medical Center, she was the president of the Veterinary Business Management Club, Student Leader of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and served as the Director of Professional Development on AAHA’s National Leadership team to further business and leadership skills in veterinary students around the country.

After graduation, Dr. Lay moved back to middle Tennessee to be close to home and family, and she worked as a small animal general practitioner, emergency clinician, and relief veterinarian for several years. While becoming a veterinarian and helping pets was always the goal, little did she know that after working in numerous settings, she’d be struck even harder with the calling to help those BESIDE her who help pets. While still practicing in the Nashville area, she transitioned to working as a veterinary practice consultant, hospital management coach, and director of the student division for the nation's leading veterinary consulting company. In those roles, she had the privilege to serve as mentor and adjunct faculty to students at several Veterinary Medical Colleges, be a frequent guest speaker for student driven organizations, and develop content and specialized mentorship opportunities for young vets across the U.S.

Thanks to her own run of early career hurdles and victories, she founded Kelley Lay Coaching, a veterinary coaching business that guides other doctors to greater success and fulfillment for the benefit of the teams, clients, and patients they serve. By supporting others to realize what they want and what they're capable of, she’s helping to form a profession of people who take care of themselves, graciously and endlessly support each other, and who are perfectly positioned to impact the world for good.

Outside of being a veterinarian and entrepreneur, she is a proud wife and a mama of one beautiful little boy. Their home is also graced by two geriatric fur babies – a sweet pit bull mix named Cade and a sassy old tabby named Allie. Dr. Lay’s heart for service, stewardship, and creating individual havens in veterinary medicine will found an impactful collaboration with Safe Place for Animals.