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Pierce H. White grew up in Dyersburg and has been fortunate to be able to locate here near his family and friends.  He has a wife Amy, four daughters, Finley, Claire, Caroline and Ellen, and a son, Jack.

Dr. White received his undergraduate and Veterinary degrees at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, finishing in 1986. He practiced in a small town in Indiana and then a large 7 doctor practice in Las Vegas.
Dr. White returned to Dyersburg to open Animal Care Hospital in 1989.

Allison G. Emrich grew up in Kenton, TN.  Upon graduation from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Dr. Emrich chose to return to the West Tennessee area to be close to her family.  She has 2 feline 'roommates', Yerdle and Booger, and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.


Dr. Emrich received a Bachelors degree in biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin, a Masters degree in biology from the University of Memphis, and a degree in Veterinary medicine from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She joined the staff of  Animal Care Hospital in June of 1998.

Dr. Jon Martin is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.  Dr. Martin graduated from Christian Brothers University with a Bachelors degree in Biology and holds a Masters degree in Molecular Biology and Immunology from Memphis State University. He achieved his doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Martin joined our staff in January 2007. Jon and his wife, Nicole, moved to Newbern in 2000 after his graduation from vet school. Nicole is a pharmacist practicing in this area. They share their home with their son, Quincy and two Australian Shepherds: Melanie and Dixie.

Dr. Kellie Riggs grew up in Dyersburg, Tennessee.  She has a Bachelors degree in Agriculture and graduated veterinary school from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2007.

Dr. Riggs joined our staff in 2012. She lived in the Nashville area before returning to Dyersburg. Kellie and her husband Steven and two sons, Ethan and Eli, moved back to Dyersburg to be closer to family.  They share their home with one dog, Rosco, and one cat, Sylvester.