Our Veterinarians

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Dr. Mccall Lurie - DVM

Dr. Lurie has over 7 years of experience practicing veterinary medicine. Originally from Birmingham, AL, Dr. Lurie did her undergraduate studies at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and subsequently returned to Alabama to obtain her DVM veterinary degree from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

She has been an associate veterinarian at Value Vet in Nashville, TN, for the last 7 years. In her spare time, Dr. Lurie enjoys reading, boating, and traveling.

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Dr. Julie Buford - DVM

Dr. Julie Buford is a graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Grant, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama for her undergraduate degree, majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish and Liberal Studies. After graduation, Dr. Buford completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Her veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, business management, women’s veterinary leadership development and mentoring. Dr. Buford acts as the medical director for Value Vet and travels to work at Value Vet in Northern Virginia, Nashville, Atlanta and beyond.

Dr. Buford has worked for Value Vet since 2009 and lives in Nashville with her husband Adam and daughter Beatrice. She also shares her home with Harper Lee, a Hound Mix, Albert, a Labradoodle mix and 3 kitties, Truman, Scout and Crystal. Julie enjoys travel, reading, listening to her husband play guitar, yoga/Pilates, chasing after her daughter and meeting new people.

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Dr. Melisa Stallings - DVM

Value Vet provides affordable preventative medicine and general surgical care for your pet at excellent prices, with many locations in Middle Tennessee, Metro Atlanta and Northern Virginia.

Low cost dental cleanings, spays, neuters, vaccines, heartworm tests, as well as many other surgeries, exams and treatments at Value Vet keep your pet healthy and happy without causing financial strain.

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Dr. Paula Clark - DVM

Dr. Clark is a native of Connecticut. She completed undergraduate studies in Miami and earned her doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has 18 years experience practicing in NC and VA and has special interest in pain management and nutrition.

She spends her spare time with her husband and 2 daughters hiking, singing, swimming, and playing volleyball. Her dog, Hope, is a very smart and active rescued border collie mix. Hope runs with Dr. Clark and can do many fancy tricks.

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Dr. Ashley Carson - DVM

Dr. Ashley Carson is a 2012 graduate of Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Animal Science. She grew up in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and recently moved back to the area after practicing veterinary medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a special interest in internal medicine, ophthalmology and preventative medicine.

Her hobbies include traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Carson and her husband, Aaron, live in Murfreesboro with their fur babies Copper and Purcasia.

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Dr. Laura Mokhtari - DVM

Dr. Laura Mokhtari was born and raised in Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from George Mason University. She graduated from St. George's University College of Veterinary Medicine, on the lovely island of Grenada, in 2010. She completed her clinical year training at Iowa State University. Dr. Mokhtari then moved to Tennessee in 2010.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Rasoul as well as her two dogs, Cinnamon and Lucy, and her African Grey parrot Ollie.


It is our mission to work honorably as a unified team of veterinary professionals to provide high quality, compassionate, & affordable veterinary care while best serving the needs of our clients.