Traditional Veterinary Medicine

Traditional Veterinary Medicine

Beyond Traditional Veterinary Medicine

Welcome to a realm where traditional veterinary medicine goes beyond the ordinary! Where it’s about you and your pet’s unique needs.

At Natchez Trace Veterinary Services, we specialize in various Traditional Veterinary Medicine techniques, offering comprehensive in-house treatments.

Now, let’s discuss the truth: veterinarians, by and large, share similar backgrounds. They graduate from comparable schools, wield analogous technology, and often prescribe identical medications.

Yet, here’s the distinction with us: we prioritize knowing you and your furry companion personally.

Before initiating any treatment, we engage in open dialogue, presenting diverse options and setting clear expectations.

We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach rarely serves the diverse needs of pets.

Ultimately, it’s the finer details that make an immense difference.

Here, you’re in for an array of exceptional benefits:

Radiology and Ultrasound

Veterinary Endoscopy

Veterinary Dentistry

Geriatric Veterinary Medicine


A Personalized Approach 

Picture this: your beloved dog, Fluffy, is a cozy, indoor pooch who mostly lounges on the couch and ventures out solely for his essential needs. Recently, you notice a slight limp as Fluffy rises from a long nap.

Off to the vet you go, only to receive the unsettling diagnosis—a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Your vet proposes the TPLO surgery, a familiar term you’ve encountered as a friend’s Labrador underwent this procedure. Yet, for your 20-pound Fluffy, is this the ideal choice?

Consider an alternative, like the lateral suture method. It poses lower risks, costs less, and can yield comparable results.

However, the decision rests on what’s best for you and Fluffy.


In traditional veterinary medicine, expertise holds the utmost importance. Without skilled guidance, even cutting-edge technology falls short.

Your pet deserves a proficient veterinarian, excelling as a surgeon, diagnostician, primary caregiver, and communicator. This guarantees top-tier treatment for your furry friend.

Enter Dr. Marc Smith at Natchez Trace, a seasoned expert in traditional veterinary medicine. From the initial assessment to the follow-up after treatment, Dr. Smith showcases mastery at every phase, prioritizing your pet’s well-being.


In the world of traditional veterinary medicine, experience holds immense value. Advanced technology can’t compare to seasoned expertise.

As a pet owner, you seek a veterinarian with a wide-ranging skill set. Your furry friend deserves an experienced surgeon, a sharp diagnostician, a reliable primary healthcare provider, and an exceptional communicator, ensuring top-tier care.

Meet Dr. Marc Smith at Natchez Trace—a beacon of extensive experience. His prolonged tenure guarantees a deep understanding and adept application of traditional veterinary medicine, ensuring consistent excellence from the first assessment to the follow-up after treatment. Your pet’s well-being is his priority.


When you search for a veterinarian in Nashville, ensuring they have an excellent reputation among clients and within the veterinary community is crucial.

At Natchez Trace, we prioritize delivering a unique level of service tailored specifically to you and your pet. We firmly believe that the personal touch makes all the difference in your pet’s care.

Moreover, our standing among other veterinary professionals speaks volumes. Dr. Smith’s pet food company, PET | TAO, a nationally recognized pet food company, has earned praise in publications like The Whole Dog Journal. Endorsed by veterinarians across the country, our commitment to exceptional quality is undeniable.


One of the most essential 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 to do that, they 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. Smith understands the importance of getting to know you and your pet regarding veterinary services. In his 20 years of experience, he’s found that the more connected he is to the client and the pet, the more effective the treatment will be. It’s as simple as that.


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

Instead, be on the lookout for veterinarians 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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