Our hospital offers primary care services that cover every pet’s basic needs. These services include spays and neuters, health exams, laboratory and pharmacy services, dental care, and much more! Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about the primary care services available to your pet.
Our hospital offers Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) as part of our extensive Dentistry Services. In the course of dental treatment, specially designed dental radiology equipment allows your veterinarian to view structures that lie below the gum line. The location of tooth root infections, the extent of periodontal bone loss and the identification of bone cysts and tumors can be identified using dental x-rays.... Read more
Our hospital offers thorough Ear Exams as one of our many extensive Dermatology Services. Conditions of the ears can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful. Symptoms like head shaking, scratching and pawing at the ears, rubbing the ears on the floor or furniture, whining, and abnormal odors are common.... Read more
Our hospital offers emergency care. If you suspect your pet may be having a medical crisis, err on the side of caution and seek medical attention immediately. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist your pet when it is needed most.... Read more
Our staff is here to help you with euthanasia and end of life decisions. There comes a time in the life of all pets when the possibility of a recovery to a comfortable existence is highly unlikely. Caretakers of an animal must consider all possibilities to relieve the pet's suffering.... Read more
Note: If your pet is scheduled for surgery please click here for your Surgical Information Packet
The doctors at VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital understand the responsibility of performing surgery on your pet. We want to tell you that we take this responsibility very, very seriously and we are committed to providing the safest and most comfortable surgical experience that we can for your companion.... Read more
Senior Pets Have Special Needs
Senior pets need extra special care, and as your veterinarian in Nashville, we are prepared to offer the care they deserve. Mature cats and dogs are wonderful companions, and we want them to live as happy and healthy for as many years as possible.
When is My Pet Considered Geriatric?
Pets age much more quickly than humans.... Read more
There are two types of health certificates available: one which approves pets for travel within the continental United States, and another which approves them for international travel.
Acquiring a health certificate will require you to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Your pet will receive an overall exam during which the doctor will be able to certify that your pet is healthy and safe for travel.... Read more
Wellness Exams not only help to flag any potential problems with your pet's health, but are also important in creating an overall medical history for your pet By meeting regularly with your pet, your veterinarian is able to become better acquainted with his or her personal history, and is able to offer more personalized care ... Read more
Our hospital offers Basic Hospitalization Services. Hospitalization involves admitting your pet into the hospital for monitoring or necessary medical care. Your pet will have their own cage or kennel within the hospital building and will be monitored closely by technicians and veterinarians throughout their stay.... Read more
At VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital, we stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal health care field. We are able to special order prescriptions that your pet may need. In addition we are able to compound almost any prescription, formulate it into a liquid medication and flavor it so that your pet will more readily accept it.... Read more
Our hospital features a dedicated surgical suite. Surgical suites are rooms designated for use during surgery only. These rooms are kept as clean as possible to minimize bacteria and other infectious organisms that would be capable of contaminating a surgical wound.... Read more
Our internal medicine services are extensive, including:
Our veterinary cardiologist handles the diagnosis and treatment of the heart and large blood vessel diseases. Disease and abnormalities of the heart including arrhythmia, canine valvular insufficiency, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease can all effect the wellbeing and lifespan of your pet.
Our veterinary ophthalmologist specializes in the vision care of your pet, diagnoses and treats diseases of the eye.... Read more
Our hospital offers oxygen therapy for the treatment of many acute cardiac, respiratory and blood disorders. Oxygen may be provided to patients by a nasal catheter, oxygen cage, hood or mask. Close veterinary monitoring of these patients is required to maintain oxygen flow, avoid potential complications of oxygen usage and to insure that the expected therapeutic goals are met.... Read more
Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, local anesthetics, general anesthetics, and even epidural anesthesia to effectively combat pain at all levels. Some of our veterinarians even offer alternative services such as acupuncture or chiropractics for additional pain relief options.... Read more
In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet's surgical needs.
Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.... Read more
Whether you have a new pet, have recently adopted, or have a senior pet that has not been fixed, a spay/ neuter is one of the most important health decisions a pet owner can make. There are not only long term health benefits to this procedure, but a defined, measurable solution to a worldwide issue we face in regards to animal overpopulation.
Animal shelters all across the country are faced with the huge burden of providing temporary homes for unplanned and unwanted litters.... Read more