Staff Biography

Doctor Biography

Dr. Richard D. Nurse


Dr. Richard Nurse is a third generation veterinarian, and the third generation of the Nurse family to run Moore Veterinary Hospital. His grandfather, father, godfather, and uncle are all veterinarians. At 10, he found his dad’s book of dog breeds, and thought the hardest part of becoming a vet would be remembering all the different kinds of dogs… It was… But he knows all of the dog breeds now.

At 15, Dr. Nurse started working at Moore Veterinary as a kennel assistant. He graduated from Michigan State University’s veterinary program, and bought Moore Veterinary Hospital from his dad in 1986, when his dad retired.

Dr. Nurse and his highly skilled team provide high-quality dental, medical and surgical services for dogs and cats within the physical, emotional, and financial capabilities of the pet owner, and provide a professional, compassionate environment for the animals. When he isn’t at work, he loves spending time with his family, 18 holes of golf, and traveling.

A letter from the Doctor:

Moore Veterinary Hospital, established in 1936 is a client-oriented practice. Our first and foremost concern is to provide high-quality dental, medical, and surgical services for dogs and cats within the physical, emotional, and financial capabilities of the pet owner, and to provide a professional, compassionate environment for that pet owner.
We recognize and appreciate the competence and professionalism of our doctors and technicians, office personnel and support staff, without whose efforts the hospital could not function as it does. We look to promote high standards for all hospital staff, and to work together as a team to achieve these standards. MVH has an excellent reputation for quality patient care. This reputation has developed through the individual efforts of each employee to help each patient and client to the best of his or her ability.
Moore Veterinary Hospital undergoes a comprehensive evaluation of its facility, medical equipment, and practice methods by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) on a regular basis. Only 10% of all veterinary facilities in the United States are AAHA members. Members are required to keep up to date on advances in veterinary medicine through continuing education programs and publications. Moore Veterinary Hospital has been a member since 1955. Our continuing goal is to give you and your pet the best veterinary medicine has to offer.


Richard D. Nurse, D.V.M.

Moore Veterinary Hospital

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