Ellie Goan, DVM & Owner
Dr. Goan graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University in 2010 after completing a Bachelors in Animal Science at Clemson University and a Masters in Veterinary Physiology at University of Georgia. Dr. Goan came to the AAVH/WBAC family after graduation in 2010 and became a co-owner in 2015 and sole owner in 2021. She was born in East Tennessee and grew up equally between North and South Carolina. In her spare time she can be found working outside, fishing on her pond, hanging out with her dogs, traveling, or spending time with friends and family. Dr. Goan's favorite aspect of working at AAVH is that we never know what species with what ailments are going to walk in the door.
Alaine Gerughty, DVM
Dr. Alaine Gerughty grew up in Louisville, KY as the youngest of four children. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 after completing a Bachelors in Animal Science at the University of Kentucky. She enjoys traveling and so far her favorite place has been Australia and she eventually wants to visit Ireland. During her time off she enjoys relaxing with her wild pup Nyla or working on a cross stitch. In the future she hopes to learn physical therapy techniques to help your fury friends even more! She can’t wait to meet you and your pets.
Paul Ulrich, DVM
Dr. Ulrich specializes in small animal, avian, and exotic medicine and surgery. Dr. Ulrich earned his Bachelors in Biology in 1976, his Masters in Zoology in 1978 and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1982 all from University of California at Davis. He worked at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital in California from 1982 - 2017 and was a partner from 1990-2017. After retiring from Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital he helped their local shelter from 2018-2019. In 2019 Dr. Ulrich and his wife moved to Dickson. In 2020 Dr. Ulrich began helping out the Humane Society of Dickson County, which he still does today. He became a member of the AAVH/WBAC family in February 2022. Dr. Ulrich enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and their 4 grown kids. He also enjoys golfing and horticulture. He is a foodie as well as a novice guitar player.