Pet Vet was truly a steady-as-you-go venture over the last 17 years. Since opening January 26, 1996, Pet Vet has changed locations three times, each requiring numerous renovations at each new space; each acquiring the much needed and appreciated increase in square footage; and each improving on the previous floor plan to accommodate animal comfort, human ergonomics, and overall traffic flow for all species involved.
The original location of Pet Vet was a renovated pizza parlor, located behind the current Shell station in Grassland. This 900 square foot space proved to be the perfect starting point to hang the initial shingle.
The new improved second location was a renovation of the old Grassland Hardware Store, located in the Grassland Shopping Center. The memorable move actually took place during the torrential downpour in August of 2005 as the remnants of Katrina made her way through the Nashville area. Friends and family members were soaked to the bone but knew it would be a great memory. This 2,160 square foot location captured the Pet Vet concept in look and feel.
In January 2008, a true Franklin native and former Pet Vet technician, Dr. Sarah Alexander, returned to Pet Vet after a 7-year hiatus during which time she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has proven to be a fantastic addition to Pet Vet.
In late 2009, Pet Vet expanded to include an additional 1,400 square feet located right next door. After renovating the additional space, it seemed 3,560 square feet would be enough room for our growth, but as it happened, there were other hills to climb.
In late 2010, the current location of Pet Vet became available, and after major renovations using all learned, useful and efficient concepts, Pet Vet dropped its bags in its final location on June 20, 2011. The 6,300 square foot facility has an open, warm, welcoming, cheerful floor plan plan that has the pets' comfort as its primary concern. A very close second concern is human ergonomics, efficiency and workability. The ability to view the front door from almost anywhere in the clinic was embedded in the overall design. The signature colors, decor and personality have survived and grown with each move. The entire staff feels confident that you will feel as comfortable in Pet Vet, as they are proud of it. Please come tour our clinic and meet our staff. We'd love to have you join our Pet Vet family.