Dr. Murphy, the son of a large animal veterinarian grew up in a small town in rural Ireland. He credits the experience gained from those early years as the driving force for his determination to become a veterinarian. He received his undergraduate degree from Thomond College of Education, Limerick, Ireland and his veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Scotland.
Prior to purchasing Pilgrim Animal Hospital Dr. Murphy practiced in Brighton and Somerville, Massachusetts. Dr. Murphy lives in Plymouth with his wife and two children.