Jay Kavanagh, OD
Dr. Kavanagh graduated in 1990 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, then attended Southern College of Optometry where he completed his Doctorate in Optometry in 1994. He moved to Nashville after completing an externship at the Omni in Denver, a referral clinic for rare and complicated ophthalmologic cases. Dr. Kavanagh opened his first independent optometry practice in Nashville at the Rivergate Wal Mart in October of 1999. He added the West Nashville location in 2005, and the East Nashville location in 2010. Following the Covid pandemic, Dr. Kavanagh sold the Rivergate practice and kept the other two. Jay enjoys building things, writing & playing music, and loves his rescue dog, kids, grandbaby, and wife (in no particular order.) All locations are independently owned and operated.
Frankie Goolsby, OD
Dr. Frankie Goolsby is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/ Biochemistry and obtained her Doctorate Degree in Optometry from the University of Missouri in 2005. Following graduation, she decided to pursue an extra year of intensive residency training specializing in geriatric and ocular disease at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital. Dr. Goolsby enjoys living life, traveling, and staying fit.
Erin Engle, OD
Dr. Erin Engle graduated Cum Laude from the University of the South, Sewanee in 2003. She completed her Doctorate Degree at Southern College of Optometry in 2007. Dr. Engle has been a valued member of Dr. Kavanagh & Associates since she first moved to Nashville, and has been the primary doctor at the East Nashville, Dickerson Road location since it opened in 2010.