Call Today: 615-383-4241
4408 Murphy Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Professional Grooming

As humans, our standard of “clean” may be different than our pets’, but your pet has a natural desire to stay clean and well groomed. Every time they licks their coat or roll on the ground they are doing their best to look presentable. But good grooming isn’t all about good looks, it’s a significant part of complete pet health care that shouldn’t be overlooked. There are many elements of grooming you can and should do at home, but experienced, professional grooming from Murphy Road Animal Hospital can be an enjoyable—and healthful—experience for you and your pet.

Our expert pet grooming team has over 32 years of experience to offer. We understand your pet is a beloved member of the family who deserves, and will receive, patient, compassionate care at all times. Some pet owners feel their breed is easy to take care of and they don’t need the services of a professional groomer, but there are many advantages to professional care:

  • Our salon-quality tools and equipment are better, and safer, than grooming tools available for purchase to the general public
  • We are fully stocked with a variety of medicated and other specialized bath products
  • We are knowledgeable about all dog and cat breeds and understand the best products and services for each
  • Going to the groomer is a positive social interaction for your pets. It teaches them to be confident, around other animals and people in a safe, well-supervised environment
  • We are trained to provide services the average pet owner can’t or doesn’t want to do, such as expressing anal glands or plucking ear hair
  • Owners can miss small changes in their pets’ health because they see them every day. Our groomers are always on the lookout for signs and symptoms that may indicate a problem
  • You deserve a break! Everyday grooming is an opportunity to bond with your pet, but bathing, clipping and trimming nails is a time-consuming, and sometimes difficult job
  • Some dog and cat breeds experience painful matting or skin conditions if not groomed regularly

Our Groomers

Vickie Harris

Vickie was born in Lebanon, Tennessee and grew up on 16th Avenue, which we now know as Music Row.  Vickie has celebrated a life dedicated to caring for animals and has special place in her heart for miniature Schnauzers, in which she raised for over 20 years.

Vickie has spent the last 40 years grooming pets in Nashville, TN and joined the Murphy Road Animal Hospital staff in 1981.  Vickie is known all over Middle Tennessee for her work grooming pets and we are incredibly happy to have her on our team.  In her free time, Vickie enjoys traveling, gambling, and get togethers with friends and family.

Natalie Longeway

Natalie started working in the Pet industry in 2012.  In 2013 she became a groomer and has worked in large corporate settings as well as privately owned salons.  Her main goal is clipping with compassion.  She excels in working with rescue animals as well as animals with behavioral challenges. 

Her passion is combining traditional grooming techniques with a new school creative flair.  Grooming is a perfect marriage between Natalie’s two favorite things – art and animals. Fun Fact:  Natalie has nine tattoos.

Our Promise

At Murphy Road Animal Hospital our groomers will care for your dogs and cats with the same high-level of compassion and professionalism you’ve come to expect from our entire staff. We are happy to answer your questions about our licensing or experience. We’re here to guide you through the process if it’s the first time your pet has been left at a grooming salon.

Pets who are not Murphy Road patients are welcome at the salon. All animals must have proof of vaccinations on file.

We are honored to be your choice for veterinarian in Nashville and are proud to provide a full range of services to keep your pet healthy and happy.

Call our office today at 615-383-4241 for a grooming appointment or to learn more about our services.


Treat your pet to a luxurious bath. Our special, cleansing  baths remove dirt, debris and that stubborn pet odor. Your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. If scratching is a problem, our medicated baths contain soothing agents that stop the itching. Services included are nail trimming,  ear cleaning, and emptying of your pet's anal glands.

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