Troy Bearden, DVM
Dr. Troy Bearden is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 1987. For several years following graduation, Dr. Bearden practiced veterinary medicine as an associate for local veterinary hospitals in Chattanooga. In 1989, he established Mobile Animal Care, a house-call practice for dogs and cats. In addition to making house calls, he served as an emergency veterinarian and president of Chattanooga's only Emergency Animal Hospital now named The Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies & Referrals (RIVER). In 1994, Dr. Bearden and Dr. Mabe purchased Lakeside Veterinary Clinic, now renamed Shallowford Animal Hospital. "I have always felt a special bond with animals. I am doing what I was born to do in caring for God's little creatures; veterinary medicine is and continues to be a very personally satisfying profession."