Murfreesboro Emergency Veterinarians
The Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic location in Murfreesboro is our newest facility. It was opened to offer pet owners in the Murfreesboro area a better, safer alternative to the 50-mile drive into the city to visit our Nashville pet clinic should a pet ever need urgent care. This latest addition to our network of emergency veterinary hospitals in Middle Tennessee has us very excited about the future, and we’re looking forward to doing more good work with pets and their owners in the greater Murfreesboro community.
Just like our other locations, the Murfreesboro clinic has two trained emergency veterinarians on staff at all times to provide immediate care to pets in need. Heading the team in Murfreesboro are:
Dr. Matthew Stevens
Dr. Stevens graduated from UTCVM in 2001, Phi Zeta (Honor Society). After graduation, Dr. Stevens practiced at a small animal private practice outside Chattanooga in Cleveland, Tennessee, until 2006. Starting in 2006, he took a position with Novartis Animal Health as a professional services manager and district sales manager. Dr. Stevens eventually left Novartis to spend more time at home and accepted a full-time position with Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic in 2010. His medical interests include dermatology, prevention of zoonotic disease, pain management, neurology, and surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Stevens may be found hiking, reading, or chasing his daughter Sydney (9) and son Lucas (10)—with his pit bull Jet and French bulldog Gus trailing in hot pursuit.
Dr. April H. Smith
Dr. Smith grew up in Watertown, Tennessee, and attended Middle Tennessee State University, where she studied animal biology, chemistry, and secondary education, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1998. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2003. Since graduation, she has practiced both small and mixed animal medicine and surgery. She is very excited to be a part of our new emergency hospital team! Her special interests are internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Smith currently lives in Murfreesboro and is married to her high school sweetheart, Johnny. They have two sons, Ian (7) and Eli (3), and attend Northside Baptist Church.
In her spare time, Dr. Smith loves to help coach Ian’s t-ball team, run with her crazy Weimaraner Titan, and work out. The Smith family also has a cranky dachshund named Frank and a big, handsome cat named Bentley.
2000 12th Avenue South • Nashville, TN 37204
910 Meadowlark Lane • Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Hours M-F 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sat 12 p.m. to Mon 7 a.m.
2223 North West Broad St. • Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Hours M-F 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sat 7 a.m. to Mon 7 a.m.