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Our patients and their humans are the very heart of our business. Our mission is to use our skills and training to provide excellent service and compassionate care. Our goal is to improve the health and vitality of each individual pet and work with the pet owner in a team approach to make the best health and medical decisions possible. We welcome input and questions from our clients and in return are committed to honesty and transparency in all that we do and offer.

OUR STAFF

MICHAEL SHIRLEY

MICHAEL SHIRLEY

Practice Manager

Michael is a life-long resident of Rutherford County. Many of you may recognize him from his days bagging your groceries at his family’s grocery store, Frank’s IGA. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1998 before attending Middle Tennessee State University where he graduated with a BS in Animal Science. He worked two years at Rutherford County PAWS as an animal control officer where he helped to develop a public outreach and education program for pet owners within the community. In 2007, he joined the UT/TSU Extension staff in Rutherford County and served as a 4-H Agent for eight years. He was in charge of the county’s 4-H livestock program as well as the shooting sports and digital media groups. In February 2015, Michael left Extension to become an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Riverdale High School. While at Riverdale, he taught classes in the Veterinary Science pathway and the Agricultural Engineering Pathway. Michael is married to Dr. Amy Shirley, and they live on a farm just a few miles from Family Pet Health. An interesting fact about Michael is that he served as the MTSU mascot, Lightning, for two years; Go Blue Raiders!

REBEKAH

REBEKAH

Practice Assistant Manager

Rebekah moved to Murfreesboro in 2016 from Forsyth, Georgia and joined our team in May of 2018. She is a student of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in business management. After college Rebekah plans to continue her work in the veterinary industry by becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. She is a proud dog mom of her Labrador Zodi and Papillon Finn. She loves to spend her free time playing and writing music, riding horses and enjoying the great outdoors!

Stephanie

Stephanie

Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician

Stephanie was born and raised in Murfreesboro. After graduating from Oakland High School in 2010, she went on to college to become a human nurse. After a change of heart, Stephanie decided animal nursing was where she needed to be. She graduated from Volunteer State College in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Stephanie has a special interest in feline behavior and plans to specialize in behavior soon. When not in the clinic caring for animals, you can find her at home with her husband caring for her two children, 5 cats, and Truman the poodle.

ZOEY

ZOEY

Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician

Originally from Southern California, Zoey has called Middle Tennessee her home since 2005. A lifelong horse lover, Zoey spent many years in the equestrian world. After taking some time off to stay home with her children, in 2016, Zoey made the crazy decision to return to school. In 2019, she graduated from Columbia State with her degree in Veterinary Technology and in October 2019 she found a home at Family Pet Health. She lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, two children, three dogs, a feisty orange cat and a cockatiel.
YOUSEF

YOUSEF

Veterinary Assistant

Yousef moved to Tennessee in June of 2006. He then attended Volstate Community College where he graduated from the Pet Assistant Program in 2018. Yousef can be found on his Murfreesboro farm taking care of his variety of livestock or enjoying his days in the great outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking.

MELISSA

MELISSA

Veterinary Assistant

Melissa was born in Louisiana but has lived in Wisconsin and now Tennessee. She is aspiring to be a professional animal trainer with an emphasis on specialty dog training and horses. Her passion is to bring more positive and fear-free training to horses and their owners. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her fur baby, Chloe.
KRISTEN

KRISTEN

Customer Care Representative

Kristen moved to Murfreesboro in 2001 from Indiana to pursue her dream of becoming a LVMT, but life got in the way. After 16 years in a warehouse, she was finally able to continue back on that track. Kristen has 4 rabbits, 2 dogs and a cat. On the weekends she is normally playing video games with her son or building something in the backyard.

STEPHEN

STEPHEN

Customer Care Representative

Stephen came to Family Pet Health in January of 2019 to help out his brother Michael with marketing and communications projects. Surprising nearly everyone who knew them as kids, the Shirley brothers are still going strong more than a year later as they explore opportunities to spread the Family Pet Health story to the greater Murfreesboro community. Stephen is currently working on his Master’s degree in communications and regularly uses his experiences at Family Pet Health for his assignments. One fun fact about Stephen is that he loves to sing along to boy band songs while giving his dog a bath in the clinic on his days off.
MAHAYLA

MAHAYLA

Mahayla has worked at Family Pet Health since the day we opened. She helps clean rooms, care for patients in the hospital, and is the star of several of our Facebook videos. Mahayla wants to be a professional dog trainer when she gets older. She has trained her dog Dolly Barkin, and together they have completed the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification and the Tricks and Acting class with our friends at Wag It Better dog training.

Your preferred Murfreesboro, TN veterinarian.

At Family Pet Health, our team is here to help your pet live their healthiest life. A trip to the vet does not have to be stressful! We look forward to seeing you and your pets soon.

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LOCATION

3307 Manchester Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37127

HOURS

Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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