Dr. Andy Murphie
- Position: Hospital/Surgical Center Director
Dr. Murphie has been pursuing orthopedic and soft tissue surgical training for over 30 years. He thanks the many veterinarians and clients who have entrusted him with these surgical cases over the years.
...a little about myself. I grew up in Yorktown Va., and graduated in 1974 from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. My first 6-7 years out of school were spent doing both small and large animal work, but I eventually transitioned to strictly small animals, although I still have a hoof knife on standby! I owned and operated Boulevard Veterinary Hospital in Newport News from 1975 to July 2005.
I have been happily married to my wife Mary Ann for over 40 years. We have two children together, Robb and Mary Beth. Mary Beth is a graduate of Lynchburg College. As usual, we have a boxer at home that rules the house. His name is Kobi, who I adopted since he had a jaw fracture that needed surgery. My hobbies consist of fishing, running, playing tennis with my wife Mary Ann, and many other exercise-related activities.
Some of my special interests involve advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. I have remained up to date with the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, and will occasionally have veterinary teaching hospital surgeons involved as a part of the surgical team during a procedure. I thank the many veterinarians and clients who have entrusted me with these orthopedic cases over the years.
There are many different aspects about veterinary medicine that I enjoy. No two days are ever alike, and I enjoy the challenges that each day brings. Whether involved with an orthopedic case or a routine checkup, I enjoy helping animals maintain a high quality of life. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the veterinary medical profession over the past 30 years... and hopefully many more. It is also special to be able to work alongside and mentor my one and only son.