Mary Ergen, DVM

Mary Ergen

District III AVMA Board of Directors Representative

Biographical sketch

Dr. Mary Ergen is a small animal practitioner in Nashville, TN. She started Companion Animal Hospital in 1986 after working in a mixed practice for 4 years. She is a University of Tennessee graduate and a passionate Vols fan.

She enjoys seeing patients and performing surgery but is also greatly involved in organized veterinary medicine. She has been deeply involved in the Tennessee VMA for over 30 years and served as president in 2008. She was the Tennessee Alternate Delegate in the HOD for the last 7 years until assuming this Executive Board position.

She is on the Board for the non-profit CrossRoads Campus which pairs shelter pets with homeless young adults and houses them together for the benefit of each other. She is a Master Gardener and helped start a local community garden which donates over 1500 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks every year.

She helped create and start a veterinary technician program at Volunteer State Community College and taught there for 7 years. She was a partner in 3 local emergency clinics which are now part of Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospitals.

She and her husband Chris Taylor have been married for 36 years and have 3 adult children, none of whom have any interest in veterinary medicine.