Call 615-896-3434 for appointments or for after-hours emergency care. Rutherford County's only AAHA-accredited animal hospital.











Talented, Compassionate People

The perfect practioners to staff Rutherford County's only AAHA-accredited animal hospital!


No endeavor is better than its people. So we are especially proud to have more licensed veterinary technicians serving as nurses in our hospital than any other in the area. Many have been with us for five, ten or fifteen years. All provide an exceptional complement to our four licensed veterinarians, who have over 35 years of combined professional experience caring for pets.

In addition, as part of our continual training and education, occasionally we close our doors on Thursdays from 10am-2pm to have staff meetings, complete with educational guest speakers, talks from our veterinarians and training walk-throughs for everything from heart disease diagnosis and treatment to devising new ways to minimize your wait time for an appointment.


Our Staff

Robert L. Blaylock, DVM

Dr. Blaylock was born and raised in Dickson, Tennessee. He earned both his B.S. and D.V.M. from UT-Knoxville. As an undergraduate, he marched in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. In vet school, he represented the school at several national conferences and participated in cancer research.

Following graduation, Dr. Blaylock practiced large and small animal medicine in Paris, Tennessee before moving to Murfreesboro in 1994. He became practice owner of the Animal Care Veterinary Hospital (formerly Jackson Animal Care Clinic) in 1999.

He and his wife Bonnie have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Blaylock is likely to be working on projects with his church, reading or walking in the woods. His pets include: Chocolate, Wilson and Watson cats, as well as 3 miniature donkeys, a horse and several chickens.