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Craig Prior, DVM

Owner, Murphy Road Animal Hospital, Nashville, TN

Dr. I. Craig Prior is the owner and Medical Director of Murphy Road Animal Hospital, a seven doctor practice in Nashville, TN; and a partner in three emergency hospitals in Middle Tennessee. A 29 year veteran, Dr. Prior’s professional interests include all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, as well the operations and metrics of well managed practices, and he is a member of VMG5.

Born and raised in Australia, Dr. Prior represented Australia at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville Tennessee before graduating from the University of Queensland in Brisbane with a degree in veterinary medicine in 1984. He moved to the United States in 1985 and joined the staff of Murphy Road Animal Hospital in 1986.

Dr. Prior sits on the Board of the Companion Animal Parasite Council, sits on the Veterinary Advisory Council for Novartis and Zoetis, and shares his veterinary and business knowledge through speaking engagements throughout the country, and guest appearances with various media outlets. He has served as an expert to “Today at Home” on HGTV, “Fox & Friends” on FOX News, “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally-syndicated talk show, and “Talk of the Town,” the highest-rated daytime show in Nashville, Tennessee.

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