Dr. Hayley Phipps joined the Retrieving Independence board and team in 2015. She is a Nashville native – born and raised! Dr. Phipps is a veterinarian at Belle Meade Animal Hospital and serves as a vet to all the RI dogs.

Dr. Phipps frequently treats the dogs in training, occasionally visits the dogs in prison to update vaccines, plus, she aims to enhance the Retrieving Independence breeding program. Additionally, she is PennHip certified, which enables her to help diagnose hip disease in the puppies in training and identify potential breeders.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling the globe and doing anything outdoors, particularly trail running with her own dog, Bridget.