Business Spotlight: Cumberland Creek Mobile Veterinary Service

November 16, 2021

Smith County welcomes a new veterinary business, that’s mobile! Cumberland Creek Mobile Veterinary Service provides veterinary care for your pet(s) at home. They are committed to providing excellent care for your pets, by offering the following services: prevention care, diagnostics, dental care, dermatology, behavior, geriatric care, and end of life care.

Their hours of operation are Monday- Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. To schedule an appointment, you may access their website at

They can also be reached via email or phone. 615-784-9686.

“Mobile veterinary care allows us to personalize all veterinary visits, care, and treatment options while never leaving the convenience of your home. Our team at Cumberland Creek Mobile Veterinary Service is dedicated to providing quality medicine and compassion by bringing veterinary care to you. We will treat your pet like they are our own family member. We are “Fear Free Certified” and believe in the importance of preventing and alleviating fear, anxiety & stress in pets.”

Rebecca Crockett Stengel, DVM has been in business since June 2021. Dr. Crockett’s love of animals started early as a child growing up in Smith County, TN. Her passion for animals started with the love of horses. Dr. Crockett actively participated in three-day eventing competitions for almost 25 years. Some of her most intriguing and beloved pets growing up include a pet groundhog named Woody Wood Chuck, a three-legged cat named Guess, her right-hand canine companion named Petey, and a best friend named Babs (her horse of 23 years).Dr. Crockett graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from the University of Tennessee. After graduation, she completed a small animal one-year internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists. The internship included specialty rotations in surgery, neurology, internal medicine, behavior, and emergency medicine. She has been working as an associate small animal veterinarian in the local Tennessee area. Dr. Crockett’s interests include dentistry, mass removals, laceration repairs, preventative care, and medicine.Dr. Crockett and her husband, Nick, reside in Lebanon with their two children, Owen and Emilia on their family-owned century farm. They have four dogs, two horses, a cat, and lots of chickens. Nick works locally as an Environmental Compliance Manager. When not working, her focus is spending quality time together as a family, traveling, taking the dogs for a walk, and tending to regular farm chores.

What made you want to start this business?
I started this business because I needed a change in my professional veterinary career. I have 11 years of experience working as an associate veterinarian for a larger corporation locally. Last fall, I needed a career change for myself long term and pursued opening a mobile veterinary practice.

What is your favorite thing about being a business owner?
I thoroughly enjoy the freedom of owning my own business. I love being able to help the community and bring joy to my clients and pets. Being a mobile veterinarian has given me the ability to remember that people are truly thankful for the care of their pet. Feeling appreciated for my veterinary service has been the most meaningful aspect of owning my own business.

Is there anything else you want the readers of Smith County Insider to know about your business?
One of the hardest services we as veterinarians offer is end of life care. Typically this would be done at your veterinarian’s office. Being mobile allows me to offer these services at your home. This has been very meaningful for those families and pets who have elected end of life services in their home. Having your pet at home provides a more comforting location for them and yourself during this time.

What are your plans for the future of your business?
My goals for my business would be expanding to a multi-doctor practice within two years.