About

All Creatures Veterinary Clinic

We take pride in caring for your pets as if they were our own. You can have confidence that our veterinarians and staff are going to provide the very best care, no matter the situation.

Our Mission & Vision

At All Creatures, we strive to provide the best possible care for all of your pets & livestock. There’s not a case too big or too small for us to handle. Our highly trained and experienced team of veterinarians provides your family with many resources to help find the best solutions for you.

From your first call to schedule an appointment through your visit, our professional and friendly staff will make sure you and your pet have the best possible experience. With locations in Manchester, Monteagle, Morrison, and Tullahoma, we’re proud to serve Coffee, Marion, Franklin, Moore, Warren and Grundy Counties.

Our full service clinics are prepared to serve you no matter the situation. We’re able to do comprehensive blood work in house. We have on-site digital x-ray and ultrasound capability.  We are prepared for any surgical procedures such as spay and neuters and orthopedic surgeries.

Preventative care is extremely important for your pet & livestock. We’re always ready to provide routine care such as dental cleaning, vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick treatment and heartworm prevention.

Professional

Highly Trained Veterinarians

We have five vets ranging from 40+ years of experience to new graduates from veterinary school. This keeps us up to date on new medicines and surgical techniques while maintaining decades of experience from practicing senior veterinarians.

Dr. Gary Nester

Dr. Nester received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 1988 after completing his bachelors degree from UT in 1984. He has two children, Branden and Baylee, with his wife Tracey. Dr. Nester has dogs, cats, horses, lizards and cattle. He enjoys fishing and growing things including cattle and row crops.

Dr. Jeff Keele

Dr. Jeff Keele is a native of Manchester and graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 1994. His family has lived in Manchester for eight generations. Dr. Keele received a bachelors’ degree in Animal Science from MTSU and his degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from UT Knoxville. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Beverly, and has two children; a son Riley and a daughter, Audrey. Dr. Keele is an avid outdoorsmen, enjoys raising cattle, and loves to scuba dive.

Dr. Ross Capps

Dr. Ross Capps graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. He attended Lipscomb University for his Bachelors of Science in Biology. Ross is married to Clara Margaret and they have one German shorthaired pointer named Fancy, a pit bull named Kenyan Drake, a cat named DeAndrew White and a few goats including Dilly and Billy. Ross enjoys playing sports, outdoors, growing watermelons and goats.

Dr. Justin Hatler

Dr. Justin Hatler graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. He attended UT Martin for his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture with a concentration in Animal Sciences. Dr. Hatler has two cats, Charlie and Edna, and a golden retriever named Norman. He enjoys Cardinals baseball, hunting and fishing.

Dr. Gordon Bijvoet

Dr. Gordon Bijvoet graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. He attended UT Martin with his Bachelors Degree in Animal Science/ Veterinary Science. Dr. Gordon has a dog named Haley, cattle and cats. He enjoys working on his registered Gelbvieh cattle farm, working out and playing tennis. 

Dr. Mandy Willis All Creatures Vet

Dr. Mandy Willis

Dr. Mandy 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. Dr. Willis started a large animal practice in 2008 and worked in this capacity for 12 years.  In April 2021 she joined All Creatures as a mixed, but predominantly large animal practitioner.  It is a passion of Mandy’s to serve the rural veterinary patients, their owners, and farm operations.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Whit, a local Hillsboro farmer, and her son Hagan.  Also, she enjoys walking, hiking, and spending time with God, the Creator of all things.

Dr. Sarah Porter All Creatures Vet

Dr. Sarah Porter

Dr. Sarah Porter grew up on a family farm in Murfreesboro, TN. Dr. Porter went to MTSU and received her undergraduate degree in Agribusiness and Agriscience. She attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After vet school, she completed a one-year internship at Tennessee Equine Hospital in Thompson’s Station, TN. She has a special interest in Equine lameness, performs joint injections, and is a certified animal chiropractor.  Dr. Porter is excited to treat all animals.

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Dr. Nancy Chism

Dr. Nancy Chism is our newest vet in the All Creatures Veterinary Clinic family. Dr. Chism attended Mississippi State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences in 2017 then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2021. Her vet interests include small and large animal medicine, preventative care, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Chism enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing, and hiking with her husband and two dogs Dixie and Maximus.

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Dr. Vanessa Hale

A Tullahoma native, Vanessa Hale spent her teenage years raising Boer goats on her family’s farm in Normandy, TN. Her passions for science and animals found their perfect union in veterinary medicine. Attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to study Animal Science, she received early admittance into the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with honors with her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After nine years developing her skills in companion animal medicine and surgery in East Tennessee, she has returned home to Middle Tennessee. She is also currently coauthoring a fantasy book series (A Destiny Among Worlds) with her two brothers. In her spare time, Dr. Hale enjoys photography, hiking, and cooking.