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FAQs

  • How safe is my pet's procedure?

    Just as in human medicine, the overall safety of any procedure is based on the type of treatment your pet needs and your pet's health. McPherson Veterinary Services takes the greatest possible care of your furry friend. We have the latest technology including digital x-rays, blood work diagnostics, anesthesia, and monitoring before, during and after your pet’s medical procedure. We also recommend the latest in pain control for the comfort of your pet after any surgical procedure. Contact us today to learn more on how we can take care of your pet’s surgical needs.

  • How often should my pet have an exam and bloodwork?

    We recommend yearly exams for your pet. A yearly exam is an important part of maintaining a healthy, happy, and long life for your beloved pet. We will determine if annual bloodwork is necessary on a case-by-case basis. Each pet is different and is carefully evaluated by our doctor to gain valuable insights into the health of your pet. .

  • Does my pet really need a dental procedure?

    Just like people, our furry family members need dental care for their overall health. Left unchecked, bacteria can collect on our pet’s teeth, causing the teeth to decay prematurely. Bacteria can also cause damage to your pet's internal organs including the heart and kidneys. If your pet has bad breath, displays difficulty in eating hard foods, and has browning teeth and reddish gums, it is likely periodontal disease has already started. McPherson Veterinary Services understands that maintaining your pet’s dental health from an early age can result in better overall health and in long-term savings by avoiding future corrective dental procedures. Contact McPherson Veterinary Services today to schedule your pet's dental appointment.

  • How long should I wait to bring my pet in if I notice a change in behavior?

    It is important to call immediately if your pet exhibits a change of behavior or sudden weight gain or loss. Contact McPherson Veterinary Services at (615) 896-9524 if you feel your pet is in need of immediate medical attention.

  • What if my pet has an after-hours problem?

    If your pet is in need of emergency care outside of our regular office hours, please contact Murfreesboro Pet Emergency Clinic at (615) 890-1259.

  • What should I do if I notice visible parasites on my pet?

    Contact McPherson Veterinary Services right away if you notice visible parasites including fleas, ticks, lice and ear mites on your pet. Our clinic maintains the latest and most effective products for treatment and prevention of parasites that can infect your pet. However, you must remember that you may still need to treat your furry friend’s environment using either a professional pest control agency or an acceptable at-home treatment. Without environmental control, you may continue to see certain parasites until the entire area is treated. Schedule an appointment today to determine which preventative is right for your pet.

  • At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

    Typically it is recommended to have your pet be spayed or neutered around 6 months of age, but it depends on the pet's overall health, breed, and special circumstances. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered.

  • What are heartworms, and how can I prevent my pet from getting them?

    Heartworms are extremely common in our area. Dogs and cats acquire this infection through mosquito bites as mosquitos pick up larval (juvenile) heartworms from another infected dog or cat. Unless your pet is on a heartworm preventative, the juvenile worm can mature into an adult worm (up to 14 inches long) which can cause serious damage to the animal’s heart and may even cause death. Remember that a monthly preventative not only keeps your dog or cat healthy, but is less expensive than having to treat adult heartworms. Our doctor can determine which preventative is right for your pet, based on their needs and circumstances. Please call our office immediately if you suspect your pet has heartworms.
    Several excellent products are available for preventing heartworm infection, most of them monthly chew tabs that are so tasty you can just drop them in your dog’s food bowl, and he’ll gobble them up. A heartworm preventive can be given to a puppy with his first set of vaccinations. Schedule an appointment for your dog or cat and get them on a heartworm preventative today!

  • When is pain management recommended for my pet?

    Recent research in veterinary science indicates that pets classified as mammals experience pain the same way that we do. Our pets typically try to hide the fact that they have pain. At McPherson Veterinary Services, we offer pain management for pets who may be experiencing pain due to trauma, post-operative pain, and chronic pain caused by a progressive disease. Behavioral changes are the principal indicator of pain. If you notice increasingly diminished function and mobility in your pet, it could indicate chronic pain resulting from a progressive disability. If you suspect your pet may be experiencing pain, please schedule an appointment for an evaluation and treatment options.

  • What financing options do you offer or is payment expected at time of service?

    At McPherson Veterinary Services, we accept cash, debit cards, and all major credit cards.
    Sometimes an unexpected emergency occurs with our pets that is not within our immediate budget. If you would like the option of financing unanticipated expenses in order to provide the best care for your pet, we are partnered with Care Credit. You can find more information at https://www.carecredit.com/.
    Payment plans are not available, and payment is expected at the time of service.

  • How important is nutrition for my pet?

    Similar to human food intake, a diet that is low in fat and high in protein is essential to the life of your pet. Pets, like people, are unique and individual; they have different needs based on their size, breed, age, and health issues. But no matter what their individual needs are, it is important that pets maintain a healthy weight, eat a nutritious diet, and receive adequate exercise to promote living longer with fewer health issues.
    When pets are overweight, it creates a tendency towards diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, and other chronic health conditions. Using our nutritional counseling services at McPherson Veterinary Services will help simplify just what your pet should be eating and how much.

About Us

1806 Memorial Blvd. Suite C
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 896-9524
Email: mcphersonvetservices@gmail.com

Our Hours

Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



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Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 896-9524

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After Hours Emergencies

For after hours emergencies please contact:
Animal Medical Center
234 River Rock Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Phone: (615) 867-7575