Lakewood Animal Hospital

4882 Portal Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32303



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Dr. Scott Richardson
Dr. Scott Richardson:

Dr. Scott Richardson grew up in the farmlands of rural Western Kentucky.  Since a child he wanted to be a veterinarian.  After graduating from Auburn University, he joined the United States Army where he was an infantry soldier with the 101st Airborne Division (2/187th INF Rakkasan).  Following his time in the service he enrolled at the University of Kentucky for post graduate studies in animal science.  Dr. Richardson was then accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University.  Dr. Richardson has worked in North Georgia and Central Kentucky before settling into the Red Hills of North Florida. 

Dr. Richardson has an affinity for large animal medicine, especially nutritional disorders.  Dr. Richardson is married to Dr. Michelle Richardson, they have a wonderful daughter, Emily, and have two dogs, (Turtle and Cara) two cats (Snuffles and Sookie).  Dr. Richardson is a member of AAEP, AVMA, FVMA, and BBVMA.  Dr. Richardson is a past president of the BBVMA, previously served on the FVMA Budget and Finance Committee and currently served on the FVMA Executive Committee representing the veterinarians of the Big Bend.  


Dr. Michelle Richardson:   

Dr. Michelle was born in Massachusetts, but moved to northern Kentucky at the age of 13.  She also had always wanted to be a veterinarian.  She did her undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and graduated with a degree in animal science with an  interest in equine production.  Dr. Michelle was accepted and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University.  She then worked in a mixed animal practice in North Georgia and then another in Central Kentucky where she worked on cattle, horses, goats, dogs, cats and the occasional pocket pet (rabbits, hamsters etc.).

In addition to her scholastic achievements, she is a proud member of the AVMA and the BBVMA. She and her husband, Dr. Scott Richardson, moved to Tallahassee Florida and Lakewood Animal Hospital in 2003. As of May 2015, they are the proud new parents of Emily Nicole Taylor Richardson. 

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