Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

We understand what it means to love a pet like family. As leaders in the veterinary field, we are committed to evolving with the world. Our passionate team ensures pets and their owners feel safe, understood, and happy.

We create a positive environment, value your time and convenience, and strive to be environmentally conscious and socially responsible. Our goal is to make a meaningful difference in our community and the lives we touch every day. Meet the dedicated individuals who make this possible.

Eva Evans, DVM, MBA, CVMA

Practice Owner

Dr. Eva Evans attended The University of Tennessee, where she graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She received her MBA from The University of Maryland in 2015. Dr. Evans spent two years in Las Vegas, Nevada, working at a private practice for small animals. In 2014, she moved back to Nashville, Tennessee, and focused on Emergency medicine at an after-hours practice.

Dr. Evans is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and served as a committee member and then later the Chairwoman of the Board on the AVMA Political Action Committee from 2013-2019.

Dr. Evans also serves on the Scholarship and Awards Committee with the AVMF, evaluating scholarship applications from veterinary students. Additionally, she is a board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative, where she helps encourage and recruit female veterinarians into leadership positions.

In 2015, she hatched the idea of City Pets. This technology-driven, high-quality, boutique-style practice focuses on creating a comfortable environment, empowering and educating pet owners, and providing the best service and medical care available. After nearly two years of planning, building, and creating, City Pets Animal Care was born. The practice serves Germantown, Downtown, Mid-Town, East Nashville, and surrounding areas and is a convenient option for those who commute to work in the Downtown area.

Dr. Evans enjoys many aspects of Veterinary Medicine but is passionate about Geriatric Care (including Hospice), Pain Management and Anesthesia, Acupuncture and integrative/holistic medicine, Dermatology (focusing on allergies), Surgery, Imaging, and Endocrinology. She shares her home with a Boston Terrier named Roxy, two cats named Gryffin and Illenium (Lenny), as well as two rescue rabbits born in a garage aptly named Porsche and Bugatti (Boo).

Lauren Merritt, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Merritt joined City Pets in October of 2021. She is originally from Alabama, where she graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. While she enjoys learning about veterinary medicine, her interests include surgery, preventative medicine, dermatology, and nutrition. Dr. Merritt is excited to join our Nashville community and looks forward to providing your pets with the best care possible.

When she is not at work, Dr. Merritt enjoys painting, gardening, and hanging out with her rescue pup, Zelda.


Practice Manager

Savannah attended Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology/Pre-Vet in 2016. She has been working with animals since she was 17 years old. She started as a kennel assistant at an animal hospital and then worked at boarding and daycare facilities during college. Since she’s lived in Nashville, she worked at a local animal shelter for two years and then started here at City Pets! Savannah has three dogs and a cat: Sawyer, a golden retriever mix; GiGi and Peanut, both chihuahuas; and Beerus, a special needs kitty.


Lead Medical Nurse

Charlotte graduated from Vol State with an Associate’s Degree in general sciences. During high school and college, she grew her passion for animals by working at a dog daycare and veterinary clinic in her hometown. She joined City Pets in October 2020. It was a childhood dream to be a veterinary nurse, and she had several dogs, cats, and small animals growing up. She has a special love for geriatric pets and the unique care they need.

Charlotte and her fiancé, William, live in Antioch with their Great Pyrenees mix named Sativa, four cats (Possum, Toothless, Captain, and Oddy’nuff The Snow Leopard), a hamster, six snakes, six lizards, three frogs, two parakeets, and a tortoise.

When she’s not at the clinic or spending time with her pets, Charlotte enjoys cooking, all things Halloween, caring for her house plants, and attending reptile expos.