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It’s not all about cats and dogs at Family Pet Health. Animals of all shapes and sizes can receive care here. Family Pet Health is proud to be the first Fear Free Certified clinic in Rutherford County and a part of an ever-growing community that is improving veterinary medicine. Our team members have completed special training to become Fear-Free Certified Professionals and are continuously making efforts to improve their skills in recognizing and addressing fear, anxiety, and stress in our patients. Their training helps us to provide services that are both physically and emotionally beneficial to our patients and their pet parents.

Ready to get to know our veterinary team? Click the buttons below to meet the team of people that have dedicated their lives to taking the best care of your pet.

Comprehensive Physical Examinations

From puppy and kitten years through the golden years, our team will be with you throughout every stage of your pet’s life. Our comprehensive physical exams are performed during wellness visits to ensure our team has a complete understanding of your pet’s health.

Wellness Screening

We recommend annual wellness exams to keep our patients feeling their best! During a wellness exam, we will discuss your pet’s medical history and all current concerns. Our doctors will conduct a full-body, head-to-tail exam to get to know your pet and their needs. We will be able to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and create a wellness plan tailored specifically to your dog or cat.

Exotic Pet Medicine & Surgery

In addition to dogs and cats, Family Pet Health cares for exotic pets. From wellness visits to surgery, we’re here to help.

We see rabbits, guinea pigs, and pocket pets! To ask about a specific species, please call us at 615-907-8387.

Please note: we do not see potbelly pigs.

Surgical Laser

Lasers have become an important veterinary tool for both surgery and pain management therapy. This technology uses a thin stream of very concentrated light to perform surgical procedures and has a variety of benefits. The benefits of laser surgery include less bleeding and pain, reduced risk of infection, and faster recovery time.

Fully Equipped Laboratory

Family Pet Health is able to process a wide array of diagnostic laboratory tests with our in-house laboratory. This means we can provide faster, more accurate results to our diagnostic tests. The faster we diagnose our patients, the faster they can begin their path to recovery.

Digital Radiography

There have been many advancements in digital x-ray technology, and we can now manipulate the digital images that we take. This allows us to diagnose issues that may not be seen on a traditional x-ray. Because the x-rays are digital, we can also easily share the images with specialists or other veterinarians we may consult for more difficult cases.


According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease? Don’t let your pets become part of this statistic!

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to help.

Lacerations & Abscess Treatment

Family Pet Health is a well-trained team in laceration and abscess treatment. We use only the best wound care procedures to ensure proper healing with minimal risk of infection and further trauma. Sometimes, a wound will require staples or stitches to be closed.

It’s important to bring your pets in immediately after a laceration so we may properly clean the wound and avoid any bacteria from entering.

Behavioral Counseling & Treatment

A poorly behaved pet can drive a wedge in your peaceful daily life. If you have questions or behavior issues, we’re here to help you address and correct them so you and your companions can continue a life full of good behavior.


Family Pet Health is here to help keep your pets protected! Many of the diseases that can affect dogs and cats are preventable through proper vaccinations. Let our knowledgeable team guide you through setting up a vaccination schedule for your dog or cat to keep him or her protected.

Nutrition Counseling

An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Good nutrition and weight management are key to your pet’s overall health. These healthy habits are created at a young age for your pet and it’s up to you to help them maintain these habits. Through a good diet and proper exercise, you greatly increase your pet’s chance at a long, healthy life.

Hospice and End of Life Care

Our team will be here to guide you through end of life care and the difficult decisions that come with it. We will answer all of your questions about hospice and euthanasia and provide you with resources for this emotional time.

Senior Health Care & Diagnostics

Pets are living longer and longer and have often seen us through important milestones in our lives. As they grow older we owe it to them to make sure that the quality of their life is as good as it can be. Most cats are considered seniors after the age of 8 and dogs can vary by breed but usually become seniors between the age of 7 for Giant Breed dogs to age 8 for toy dogs.


Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases. Ultrasounds also allow us to look at the architecture of internal organs and examine location, size, shape, texture and blood supply.

Allergy Testing and Treatment

Allergies are a chronic disease that can affect many pets and indirectly their owners. There are many treatment options including medications to cover up allergy symptoms, such as antihistamines and steroids. An alternative to these medications is allergy specific immunotherapy or sublingual immunotherapy, which alters the body’s immune system, and makes it more tolerant to any offending pollens or allergens.


Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques, cutting edge equipment and always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. You can feel confident that when it comes to surgery, your loved one will be in excellent hands with our team!

At Family Pet Health, we perform routine surgeries like spay and neuter and mass or tumor removal. We also perform orthopedic, abdominal, ear, and eye surgeries.

For clients who have transportation limitations or for pets who would respond better to treatment in their home, housecalls are a terrific option to deliver veterinary care. Housecalls are also a great option for families with four or more pets.

Our medical team will come to the comfort of your home to conduct the exam, administer vaccinations and address at that time any concerns you might have. Call us today to learn more about housecall options.

Grieving & Counseling Referrals

We know how difficult the process of end of life care is. There are huge decisions to make and grieving is a normal part of this process. The Family Pet Health team is here for you during the most difficult times. We can provide grief and counseling referrals for you and your family.

We take the fear out of veterinary care.

Fear Free focuses on both the physical and emotional well-being of your pets and aims to take the pet out of petrified. You visit with us will be full of so many thoughtful details to alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress. You will see the layering of calming pheromones, calming music, warm towels, catnip, high reward treats, and staff that exhibit gentle handling and intrinsic knowledge of pet body language and behavior.