VCA Ragland & Riley Animal Hospital

Richard H. Wearing, DVM, DABVP, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Tennessee
Certifications: DABVP


A native of Georgia, Dr. Wearing attended the College of Charleston where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a concentration in Medicine. He attended The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Wearing joined Ragland and Riley Veterinary Hospital in 1996 and became a partner in 2004. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. He and his lovely wife Lisa are the proud parents to two wonderful boys and two lovely girls.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

For after hours emergency care, please call (931) 498-3153. Our answering service will contact the doctor on call.