Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Roach, a board-certified surgeon, has been with Nashville Veterinary Specialists since it opened in 2010.
He is a native of Mooresville, North Carolina, and graduated from Davidson College, in 1999, with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Dr. Roach earned his DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, graduating summa cum laude. He then completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, followed by a one-year surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Texas. He then returned to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a three-year residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Roach is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
He enjoys all aspects of veterinary surgery including orthopedic, soft tissue/oncologic, and neurologic surgeries. His passion for helping injured, homeless animals, lead him to start “Merle’s Angels” in 2011 – a donor advised fund through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee – to provide specialized surgery for these animals with otherwise no chance. Merle’s Angels is named after Dr. Roach’s dog, Merle.
In his free time, he likes spending time with wife Laura, their daughters Birdie Mae and Weezie, their sweet dog Ruby and mischievous cat Boone. Riding the tractor, playing guitar, sitting around the campfire and tending to their chickens and honeybees are some of his favorite things.