I. Craig Prior, BVSc, CVJ Bio


A 32 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.

capc craig priorDr. I. Craig Prior is the Medical Director and previous owner of VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital, a seven doctor practice in Nashville, TN; and a partner in three emergency hospitals in Middle Tennessee.

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 and became a partner in 1990.

Dr. Prior sits on the Board of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPCvet.org).  He shares his veterinary and business knowledge through speaking engagements throughout the country including NAVC & WVC, sitting on advisory boards and guest appearances with various national media outlets


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