VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital

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4408 Murphy Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Driving Directions

(615) 383-4241


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • For emergencies that occur outside our normal business hours
  • please call:
  • Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic
  • 2000 12th Ave South
  • Nashville
  • TN 37204
  • (615) 383-2600

Your pets mean the world to you. Guess what? They mean the world to us, too! At Murphy Road Animal Hospital, P.C., we strive to provide the very best medical care possible while treating you and your pets with the professionalism, courtesy, and respect you deserve. We offer state-of-the-art care and client consultation services with the goal of promoting your pet’s overall health and longevity, while building a lasting relationship with you. It is our privilege and pleasure to care for our patients, so call today to learn about our services and start making a difference in your pet’s life.

VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital Services

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams
  • Therapeutic Laser

VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Bruce Graves

Dr. Bruce Graves grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Fortunately Dr. Bruce chose Murphy Road as his place to demonstrate his passion for his profession. His special interests include canine and feline medicine and surgery, small animal endocrinology, and ophthalmology.  During his off time, Dr. Graves enjoys scuba diving, water skiing, and UT and Titans football. Show More


Dr. I. Craig Prior

Partner/ Medical Director
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Dr. Leighton Bell

Dr. Leighton Bell has spent most of his life in Nashville.  After receiving a BA degree from Vanderbilt University, he spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa.  His decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine led him to Middle Tennessee State University and then to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed his degree in 1996.  Since graduation, he has been on the staff of Murphy Road Animal Hospital. How great for us! Dr. Bell and his wife, Mary, have three children and, at last count, five dogs and three cats. Show More