Contact Us

1806 Memorial Blvd. Suite C
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone: (615) 896-9524

Email us at mcphersonvet@gmail.com

Business Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am - til we're done
Sun: Closed

Frequently Asked Questions:

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?

Dr. McPherson recommends yearly exams for your pet. A yearly exam is an important part of maintaining a healthy, happy, and long life for your loved pet. She also determines on a case-by-case basis if yearly bloodwork is necessary. Each pet is different and is carefully evaluated by Dr. McPherson to gain valuable insights into the health of your pet.

Does my pet truly need a dental procedure?

Just like people, our furry family members need dental care for their overall health. Left unchecked, bacteria can grow on our pet’s teeth, causing the teeth to decay prematurely. Some bacteria can cause damage to your pet's 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 early can result in better overall health and result in long-term savings by avoiding corrective dental procedures in the future. 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?

Dr. McPherson recommends your pet be spayed or neutered around 6 months of age. This depends on the pet's overall health 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. Dr. McPherson 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!