ABOUT OUR CLINIC
Kingston Springs Animal Hospital was opened by Dr. Chris Shew in 1989. Our clinic has been serving the pets of Kingston Springs and the surrounding areas since. We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of care given to every pet that walks in our doors. We look forward to taking the best care of your pets.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Chris Shew
Dr. Shew received his Bachelors Degree in Animal Science in 1980 and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He opened Kingston Springs Animal Hospital in December of 1989 and has lived in Kingston Springs since early 1990. He has two grown children. His outside interests include fishing, hiking, travel, and spending time with his family. He is a member of Kingston Springs United Methodist Church.
Dr. Sera Wheeler
Dr. Wheeler grew up on a farm near Narrows of the Harpeth here in Kingston Springs. She now lives in Charlotte with her husband, son, and two daughters. Dr. Wheeler received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from UT Martin, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, and has worked at Kingston Springs Animal Hospital since March of 2016. Her hobbies include spending time on the lake, horseback riding, fishing, or pretty much anything outdoors.
Dr. Morgan Wilters
Dr. Morgan Wilters grew up in Nashville, TN playing competitive tennis and showing horses. Dr. Wilters received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Belmont University in 2014 and graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Health Sciences in 2018. Dr. Wilters enjoys horseback riding, playing tennis, kickboxing, spending time with her adopted greyhound Jazz, and cheering on the Nashville Predators.
Annual exams for your pet include an overall examination of your pet's health. In this examination we will listen to your pet's heart and lungs and check their teeth, ears, muscles, and joints. We will also administer vaccinations and perform laboratory tests to check for any underlying diseases.
Our veterinarians perform many surgeries including neuters, spays, mass removal, and laceration repair. Additional surgical procedures are performed routinely as well. Every surgery is performed by a veterinarian and at least one veterinary technician. Before surgery, your pet will be examined and laboratory blood work will be performed to ensure your pet's safety under anesthesia. Your pet will receive an IV catheter for fluids during surgery and will have their vitals monitored the entire time until they wake up.
We use digital radiography (x-rays) and ultrasound imaging for diagnostics.
IN HOUSE LAB TESTING
We have an in house machine for blood chemistry, complete blood count, and thyroid that take about 15 minutes to complete. We also offer fecal examinations, urinalysis, urine cultures, aspirates of masses, skin scrapes, and ear cytology in cases of itchy or painful ears.
Dental disease can not only be bothersome to your pet but can also cause pain, further disease, and other health problems. Regular dental procedures are the best way to eliminate that. Dentistry is performed under general anesthesia and involves cleaning the plaque and tartar off of your pet's teeth. The overall health of the mouth is examined by the veterinarian during this procedure as well. Blood work will be performed before, and every patient is monitored by the veterinarian and veterinary technician for the entire procedure.
Whether you need someone to watch your pet for the day or while you're away on vacation we can handle it. We provide food and water, time spent outside in our fenced in yard throughout the day, and will administer any medications your pet may need. Dogs and cats are kept in separate rooms to provide an ideal stay for your pet.
A microchip is a small chip placed under the skin of your pet and is the most reliable form of pet identification if your pet goes missing. Once we microchip your pet they are registered. If they were to go missing they can be scanned, and your name and phone number will be on file for them.
All walk-in, call-in, or house call emergencies are accepted during normal business hours from 8am-5:30pm. If your pet has an emergency after hours you should call Nashville Veterinary Specialists at 615-386-0107 or Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic at 615-383-2600.
Nail trims, anal gland expression, and ear flushing are all provided. We do not provide professional hair grooming services, but we do provide shaving and trims for medical reasons.
If for any reason you are unable to bring your pet into the office or prefer the veterinarian see your pet at home, we provide house calls and farm calls during normal business hours.
For your convenience we offer the option for you to drop your pet off for the day or any amount of time for any services your pet may need at no extra charge.
We provide all prescription food and medications your pet needs in house but also provide an online source for having these items shipped to your home at vetsource.com.
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM