Dr. David M. Harris
The team at Clovercroft is honored to have such a well-respected, lauded veterinarian as Dr. Harris on our staff. His exceptional bedside manner and easy-going personality will help you and your pets feel welcome and cared for the moment you meet him. Dr. Harris is a lifelong resident of Middle Tennessee and lives in Arrington with his wife Paula. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. David began his professional career as an intern in Houston, TX. Shortly thereafter, he established, owned and operated a small animal hospital in Murfreesboro for 25 years.
While practicing in Murfreesboro, Dr. Harris served as an officer for the Rutherford County Veterinary Society, was the County Mayor’s representative on the Animal Control Board, and was a member of the Board of Directors for Middle Tennessee Christian School. Dr. Harris has been recognized on multiple occasions as the recipient of the Murfreesboro’ Daily News Journal “Ruthie Award” for Best Veterinarian. Dr. Harris is an active member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Outside of work, Dr. Harris spends his time babysitting his grandchildren. He also enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, and American Saddlebred Horses. His family pets include four horses, a cat, two Shetland Sheepdogs, and a Spitz rescue.
Dr. Harris loves to teach and tell stories. He is known for saying, “there is a story associated with each human/animal bond”, and “the best reward comes from helping people and their pets”. He invites you to share your pet’s story with him!
Dr. Rob Walker
Dr. Walker is a Native Tennessean. In fact, he grew up in Murfreesboro, just a short drive from our hospital. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. He then moved to Knoxville in order to obtain his doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UT CVM). Dr. Walker is a proud member of the UT CVM Class of 2014.
After earning his doctorate, Dr. Walker and his wife, Emily, moved back to the Murfreesboro area. Rob began his veterinary career at a small animal hospital in Smyrna, TN until his move to Clovercroft in April 2018. Dr. Walker and his wife Emily have a young daughter, Corinne, a hound mix, Lacey, and are expecting their second child. In his spare time, Dr. Walker enjoys the outdoors, watching football, and each and every moment spent with his growing family. Doctor Walker blends his kind and gentle nature, his commitment to integrity and a respect for practicality to our team.
Dr. Jim Phillips
Dr. Phillips is a University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine 1988 graduate who grew up in the panhandle of Florida. Dr. Jim has called Nashville home since 1992, although he misses Coastal Florida watersports. He believes in providing honest, sensible pet care and treating people and pets with kindness and respect. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys camping and hiking. He currently has two rescue dogs, Duncan, the Golden Retriever and Madeline, the German Shepherd Dog. Madeline is a special case. She had a significant hip injury at the time of adoption. Jim chose to adopt her knowing she would need surgery to attempt to repair her and most importantly to relieve her pain. Luckily for Madeline, the best case scenario unfolded and she now has a titanium hip and full mobility. Dr. Jim also owns a geriatric cat named Millennium Bug. Jim is a proud member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Margaret Phillips
Typically, you will find Margaret behind the scenes. Drs. Margaret and Jim met in veterinary school in Gainesville, FL in 1984 and have been together since that time. Upon graduation in 1988, they moved to Orlando, FL, and 2 years later they moved to Raleigh, NC so Margaret could begin a residency in Veterinary Dermatology. After completing the residency and passing the certification examination, the doctors Phillips moved to Nashville. Margaret, now a board certified specialist in veterinary dermatology, opened a practice limited to dermatology patients. She saw patients from 1992 through her retirement in May 2016. Although retired from clinical practice, she stays quite busy with a variety of endeavors like walking, yoga, hiking, tracking and gardening. Dr. Margaret is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, and a proud cosponsor of The Sandee and Gracie Memorial Dialysis Unit by Frankie’s Friends.
Kara’s home state is New Mexico, but she has been a middle TN resident for over 7 years. Kara is a licensed veterinary technician and has been a key member of the Clovercroft team since we opened our doors. Her technical skills are awesome and she has a heart of gold. She is also quite adept at managing inventory. She is pictured here with her rescue dog, “Willow”.
Whether in person or on the telephone, Katie, receptionist extraordinaire, welcomes you! Her warm smile is simply the outer reflection of her caring heart and love of pets. She also happens to be a social media “whiz kid”. She is shown here with a clinic favorite “Duncan”.
As our newest receptionist, joyful Catherine, full of kindness and compassion, can be found at the front desk. She originally hails from Long Island, New York, but has been a middle TN resident for over 25 years. Catherine has many talents including baking, painting, and renovating her home. She is a lifelong pet lover, and comes from a family who raised Newfoundland dogs. She now has two rescue dogs, Katie the sweet girl and Charley the crazy boy.
Franklin welcomed Amy and her family 7 years ago, although she is originally from the Philly/D.C. area. She applied her formal education in Information Technology to the nuclear field for over 20 years, which clearly explains her glowing personality! She shares her personal life with her husband, teenage daughter and two dogs -Huck and Maggie Mae. Her true passion is helping and caring for animals. Of course, that will be evident when you meet her.