VetMed Animal Health is a state-of-the-art local veterinary clinic that has been in practice since May 2009 and was accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association in 2010. On their website, you can take a virtual tour of the entire clinic.
Dr. Nicole Harris and Dr. Scott Gables are the veterinarians and co-owners of the practice. Dr. Gables is a talented surgeon. Dr. Harris has an amazingly gentle, therapeutic rapport with even the shyest cat or most nervous dog.
VetMed works with many local animal rescue groups including Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, Healing Hearts Animal Rescue, Greyhound Pets of America/Nashville, and Hope’s Haven Pet Rescue.
For Healing Hearts, Dr. Harris has saved the rescue hundreds of dollars due to her ability to examine their semi-feral cats without anesthesia. She has even been able to draw blood for tests and run x-rays on cats who can normally barely tolerate being touched. Dr. Harris is like a “Cat Whisperer” with her naturally gentle, calming manner that immediately puts even most semi-feral cats completely at ease.
VetMed offers many great discounts. Their group exam is $50 and covers as many cats and/or dogs as you can reasonably schedule into one appointment and exam room. Their cat neuter fee is just $25 and cat spay is only $50. They provide rabies shots and tags for both Wilson and Davidson counties.
For cats with feline leukemia, feline AIDS or FIP, VetMed is one of only two clinics in middle TN that carry LTCI, the new medication that treats all three diseases. They also offer the IDEXX PCR test, the best blood test available in a private clinic for FIP.
For dogs with allergies, VetMed offers a variety of safe oral medications to treat food and environmental allergies.
The clinic is located in Mt. Juliet, TN near Interstate 40, just 20 minutes east of Nashville. The Nashville Star commuter train makes a stop right in front of the clinic.
VetMed is the only clinic in the Nashville area that offers personalized emergency services. Clients of the clinic can call the main office number at any hour of day or night in an emergency and be transferred to the voice mail of the veterinarian on call. Usually within minutes, you receive a call back and if needed, the vet can meet you at the clinic with your pet as quickly as you can get there.
Joy says “The biggest difference I’ve noticed since I switched to VetMed in 2010 is that my pets don’t mind going to the vet anymore. They know that Dr. Harris will treat them with gentleness and respect. Nothing at the vet is scary to them anymore as long as she is the one who works with them.”