Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr Mike Hatcher, DVM

Owner/ Hospital Administrator

We are proud that Dr. Hatcher was voted as a Favorite Veterinarian in 2018 and a Finalist in 2012 & 2014 Rutheis awards.


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Dr. Mike Hatcher grew up here in Smyrna, TN.  His family moved here in 1980 when the area was not much more farm land.  He graduated from LaVergne High School in 1993 and then attended Tennessee Tech University where he graduated with a BS in Animal Science.  In 1996 he was accepted to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 2001.

After graduation Dr. Hatcher worked in a multi-practice group in Clarksville, TN providing care to the pets of some of the service men and women of the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Ky.  In 2004, he and his wife, Stacey, opened Premier VetCare in its original location on Cedar Grove Road.  There they worked together to set the foundations to what is now Smyrna's Premier Veterinary Care facility.  The practice quickly grew from those humble beginning to the largest veterinary facility in North Rutherford county. Premier VetCare remains the only locally owned and operated veterinary facility in Smyrna, and one of two in north Rutherford county.

Dr Hatcher's interest revolve around veterinary surgery, wellness, and allergy management.  With his surgical experiences Premier VetCare offers one of the widest ranges of services in North Rutherford.  Dr Hatcher's surgical experiences include, General and Advanced Soft tissue, Orthopedic, and LASER surgery.  As our lead surgeon we have been able to provide care to many pets that would other wise suffered with out surgery.

Dr Hatcher became involved with Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in the 2015.  At that time he was invited to participate in a Clinical Affiliate Board, and since then been involved in advising and consulting on the schools clinical year.  He is now on staff part time with LMU-CVM as their Nashville Hub Coordinator.  In that role he oversees students and Clinical Affiliates in the Nashville and surrounding area.

Dr. Hatcher married another LaVergne High School graduate... Stacey Letson.  Mike, Stacey and their 4 sons look forward to improving the level of healthcare in the North Rutherford County Communities where they were raised. 

Dr. Laci Catron-Lowe, DVM

Medical Director / Staff & Externship Coordinator

We are proud that Dr. Catron-Lowe was voted as a Favorite Veterinarian in 2015 & 2016, and Finalist in 2013 & 2014 Ruthies awards.


Dr. Stephanie Letarte, DVM 

 Associate Veterinarian

Dr Letarte

Dr. Morgan Porter, VMD

Associate Veterinarian 

Dr Porter

Dr. Mary Stocks, DVM

Associate Veterinarian 

Dr Stocks, DVM

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


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Regular Business Hours are M-F 7:30 till 5:30 pm.

Appointments Preferred. Pets are seen in following order:
Life Threatening Emergencies, Appointments, Urgent Care Walk-ins, Wellness Walk-ins

Additional Fees Apply to Walk-In Visits

When bringing your pets into our office, for their and the safety of other pets, please either have your pet leashed or in a pet carrier. Please ask our staff at check in for a leash if needed.

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