Traditional Veterinary Medicine in Nashville, TN.

Traditional Veterinary Medicine

Simple, Effective, Customized for Your Pet

We practice all types of Traditional Veterinary Medicine for your pet and handle most treatments in-house.

In all honesty and what you might not know is that generally speaking all veterinarians are the same. They all graduated from the same schools. Much less, they use the same technology and even prescribe the same drugs and medicines.

However, one unique fact about us is that we take great pride in knowing our clients well. So before any treatments start, we communicate all the options and expectations so you make the best choice for yourself and your pet. As mentioned before, the reality is-few pets benefit from the standardized, one approach fits all treatments.

And in the end, it’s the little things that matter most.

Here are a few more benefits you’ll get.

adiology and Ultrasound

Veterinary Endoscopy

Veterinary Dentistry
Geriatric Veterinary Medicine

Surgery
The best way to explain how we practice is by example!

So, let’s pretend you have a dog named Fluffy, and Fluffy stays in the house only to go out when doing his business. He’s a total house dog and prefers resting on the couch.

Lately, though, he limps a little when he gets up after a long nap.

Off to the vet, you go, and unfortunately, the diagnosis is-a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Your vet recommends surgery called TPLO. You’ve heard of it, the TPLO, like your friend’s 2-year-old lab, had the same procedure. But, is it the right procedure for 20 pounds Fluffy?

Maybe a different procedure like the lateral suture carries less risk, costs less, and gives the same result? Ultimately, you make the decision on what’s best for you and Fluffy.

First, though, you need to know the options because then you have a choice. And that’s what we do! We give you options so you know the best way to treat your pet.

Skill

By and large one of the most important qualities in a traditional veterinarian is an abundance of skill. After all, even the most cutting-edge technology becomes useless in unskilled hands.

The skill of a veterinarian shouldn’t be confined to only one aspect of treatment either. Your pet needs a skilled surgeon, an adept diagnostician, a superior primary health care provider, and an excellent communicator to guarantee you’re getting the best treatment possible.

And at Natchez Trace, Dr. Marc Smith is an expert in each and every stage of veterinary care, from the initial exam all the way to the post-treatment follow-up.

Experience

By and large one of the most important qualities in a traditional veterinarian is an abundance of skill. After all, even the most cutting-edge technology becomes useless in unskilled hands.

The skill of a veterinarian shouldn’t be confined to only one aspect of treatment either. Your pet needs a skilled surgeon, an adept diagnostician, a superior primary health care provider, and an excellent communicator to guarantee you’re getting the best treatment possible.

And at Natchez Trace, Dr. Marc Smith is an expert in each and every stage of veterinary care, from the initial exam all the way to the post-treatment follow-up.

Reputation

When choosing a veterinary specialist in Nashville, it’s also important to look for a practitioner with a great reputation, both among clients and within the veterinary community.

At Natchez Trace, we pride ourselves on providing one-of-a-kind service and individualized care. To us, it’s the personal touch that counts. Have a look at some of our certified reviews and you’ll see what just some of our satisfied clients have to say.

Plus, we’re well-respected among other veterinary professionals as well. We even founded a nationally distributed pet food company called Pet|TAO that’s been praised in such journals as The Whole Dog Journal and is recommended by over 400 veterinarians.

Individualization

One of the most important qualities in a veterinarian is whether they’re capable of finding creative solutions that are in the best interest of both the pet and the client. And in order to do that, they simply must get to know you and your pet on a personal level.

What are your habits as an owner? Do you have any treatment values that you want to adhere to? What are your goals for your pet?

These are all critical questions that your vet should ask about before treatment begins.

Dr. Marc understands the importance of getting to know you and your pet when it comes to veterinary services. In his 20 years of experience, he’s found that the more connected you are to the client and the pet, the more effective treatment will be. Simple as that.

Adaptability

There simply is no room for rigidity in treating your pet. In fact, an inflexible veterinary practitioner can actually put your pet’s health at risk.

Instead, be on the lookout for Nashville veterinary specialists that give you options.

At Natchez Trace, we give you complete control over how your pet is being treated. We always aim to educate you about the different treatment choices, no matter the condition.  And while we certainly offer guidance, you always have the final say.

And if your vet isn’t willing to adapt to your preferences, it may be time to look elsewhere.

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