Dr. Richmond is the medical director at Country Oaks Animal Hospital. He has a BS in biology from the University of South Florida and a DVM from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. His special interests include anesthesia/pain management, dentistry, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, radiology, and cardiology.
Dr. Richmond believes strongly that our veterinary team’s own well-being and health having a positive impact on care to patients and clients and is passionate about teaching and carrying this message to colleagues. He is a published writer, speaker, and frequent podcast guest. He has several professional certifications in a wide array of specialties, including Applied Positive Psychology, Resilience Training, Health Coaching/Behavioral Change, Compassion Fatigue, and QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instruction. He has earned the Penn/Coursera Foundations in Positive Psychology Specialization Certificate, the UC BerkeleyX Science of Happiness at Work Professional Certificate, the AVMA Workplace Wellness Certificate, and the ESSEC/Coursera Diversity and Inclusion Certificate.
Dr. Richmond serves as the chair of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s Professional Wellness & Wellbeing Committee and is involved on a national basis on many veterinary wellbeing projects. He is an instructor of wellbeing at UFCVM and a member of the wellbeing curriculum committee. He will also be a presenting clinician for a national radiology teaching service in 2021. Dr. Richmond received an FVMA Gold Star Award for service in 2019.
He is married to Dr. Carla Channell, a veterinarian at our sister hospital—Best Care Animal Hospital. They have two children, three dogs (an Aussie, a Beagle/Dachshund, and a Maltese/Affenpinscher), a bevy of cats and turtles, a sulcata tortoise, a ball python, and a corn snake. He is a Krav Maga practitioner and enjoys weightlifting, functional training, and Gator football.