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Best Veterinarians in Nashville

Our Recommended Top 14

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Nashville Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Brentwood, TN 37027
  • Veterinary Dentistry

Why choose this provider?

Tennessee Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery is a referral-only practice that specializes in dental and oral pet care. The clinic provides routine and periodontal therapy, endodontic therapy, orthodontic therapy, dental radiology, oral medicine, and anesthesia. The doctor has more than 20 years of veterinary experience and is a past member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Pet owners have praised the practice for its knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate staff. The clinic has an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.1 / 5 (17)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Nashville, TN 37204

Why choose this provider?

Nashville Veterinary Specialists cares for cats and dogs with specialty services. The pet clinic provides dermatology care, dentistry, neurology, oncology, rehabilitation, and surgery. The practice only takes patients referred by general veterinarians and performs emergency care 24 hours a day. Pet owners have praised the clinic for its helpful, knowledgeable staff.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (135)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (80)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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5837 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
  • Canine/Feline Practice

Why choose this provider?

Hickory Plaza Veterinary Clinic is a full-service Nashville veterinary hospital. The practice's services include surgery, dietary consultations, boarding, daycare, and grooming. The pet clinic has in-house labs and a pharmacy as well as access to pet specialists. The vet clinic is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The founder of Hickory Plaza Veterinary Clinic started the practice in 1975 and is a former board member of the Rivergate Pet Emergency Clinic.

Reputation:

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4.2
Google
4.0 / 5 (330)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (117)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (61)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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154 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, TN 37221

Why choose this provider?

Belle Forest Animal Hospital is a Nashville veterinary clinic that provides surgery, x-ray diagnostics, dentistry, in-house lab work, laser therapy, ultrasounds, and pet bathing. The practice cares for cats and dogs as well as a variety of exotic pets. Belle Forest Animal Hospital has received praise for its efficient, caring, and honest staff.

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4.7
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (21)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (21)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Nashville, TN 37205

Why choose this provider?

Belle Meade Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic for dogs and cats. The Nashville practice specializes in puppy and kitten care, senior pet care, diagnostic services, internal medicine, surgery, microchipping, dental care, nutritional counseling, and boarding. The clinic also treats pets in critical condition during business hours. The owner of the clinic has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 25 years.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (16)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Antioch, TN 37013

Why choose this provider?

Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital serves the Antioch area with check ups and surgery for pets. The clinic has cared for dogs, cats, and small exotic pets since 1974. The veterinary practice provides internal medicine, anesthesia, ultrasounds, behavior counseling, nutritional counseling, advanced pain control, microchipping, and alternative treatments. The founder of Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital has more than 40 years of veterinary experience. Clients have praised the clinic for its welcoming, caring, and empathetic staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (366)
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (93)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (19)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Nashville, TN 37220

Why choose this provider?

Paws & Claws Animal Hospital is a Nashville pet clinic that provides emergency care for cats and dogs. The practice also provides preventative care, radiology, surgery, dentistry, laser therapy, microchipping, boarding, and bathing. The owner of the clinic has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 20 years and has worked in therapeutic horse riding for people with disabilities for more than 10 years. Clients have praised the practice for its caring and knowledgeable staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Nashville, TN 37217

Why choose this provider?

Nashville Cat Clinic has been caring for cats in the Nashville area since 1992. The veterinary clinic specializes in cat care including boarding, physical exams, vaccinations, wellness screenings, nutrition counseling, ultrasounds, dentistry, oral surgery, spaying and neutering, and behavioral counseling. The practice has a veterinarian on-call six days a week for emergency situations. The doctor has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 25 years.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (34)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (24)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Nashville, TN 37221

Why choose this provider?

Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital has been serving the Nashville, Tennessee, area since 1985. The veterinary clinic provides high-quality veterinary services that include pediatric care, senior pet care, surgery, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, cancer therapy, digital radiology, behavior and nutritional counseling, boarding, and grooming.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (45)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (14)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Nashville, TN 37205

Why choose this provider?

Natchez Trace Veterinary Services practices general veterinary medicine and alternative medicine. The Nashville pet clinic's alternative services include chiropractic care, cancer treatments, laser therapy, prolotherapy, and stem cell therapy, and the clinic provides dentistry, endoscopy, geriatric care, surgery, and radiology. The veterinarians also practice Eastern medicine, with services that include acupuncture, food therapy, herbal therapy, and Tui-Na. Pet owners have praised the clinic for its caring staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (87)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (49)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (12)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Nashville, TN 37211

Why choose this provider?

Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center is a full-service veterinary clinic that cares for dogs, cats, and exotic animals. The Nashville practice's services include grooming, boarding, day care, wellness exams, laser therapy, vaccinations, and ultrasounds. The pet clinic's veterinarians are trained in cat care to give cats the specific care they need. The clinic has a fully stocked pharmacy. Clients have left positive feedback for Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center's friendly, caring staff and quality customer service.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (21)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
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Brentwood, TN 37027

Why choose this provider?

Brentwood Veterinary Clinic, based in Brentwood, has been serving the area for more than 40 years. The practice is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and provides preventative care, orthopedic surgery, laser surgery, radiography, root canals, weight loss programs, and microchipping.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Google
4.8 / 5 (188)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (49)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (21)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Why choose this provider?

Blue Oasis Pet Hospital, based in Mount Juliet, aims to create a peaceful environment for pets and their owners. The veterinary clinic cares for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and other pocket pets. The practice's services include comprehensive medical exams, in-house blood work, digital x-rays, ultrasounds, dentistry, and allergy management. The clinic partners with The Dog Spot, a daycare and grooming center. Clients attest to the practice's knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.1
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (18)
Facebook
9.0 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Nashville, TN 37216

Why choose this provider?

Mobley Veterinary Clinic has been serving the Nashville area for more than 60 years. The practice provides anesthesia, blood transfusions, dental care, grooming, microchipping, puppy and kitten care, senior pet care, ultrasounds, parasite prevention, and vaccinations. The pet clinic also grooms and boards pets. Pet owners have praised the clinic for its reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (54)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (32)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.