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Meet Dr. Richard Coe

Dr. Richard Coe <br />

Dr Richard Coe retired from practice in 2002 in order to focus on the management of the practice.

Professional Degrees:
1979 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
Auburn University

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Management Group 1

Special Interests: 

  • Veterinary Practice Management

Dr. Richard Coe began his college career at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, with an eye toward earning a degree in business. While there, he adopted a German Shepherd and became interested in animal health and wellness. He continued with his plans to enter the business world, but after a few years of working for American Oil Company, he decided to pursue his interest in veterinary medicine. Dr. Richard Coe enrolled at Auburn University where he completed an undergraduate degree in Animal Science. He then continued on at Auburn University where he graduated with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Along with his wife, Dr. Richard Coe opened Animal Medical Hospital in 1983. After practicing veterinary medicine for many years, Dr. Richard Coe took a step back from practicing to focus on the management aspect of running a veterinary hospital. Under the Coe’s leadership, Animal Medical Hospital has become one of the largest general veterinary practices in the southeast. He feels, that it is important for Animal Medical Hospital to be innovative and through that mindset, AMH became one of the first veterinary hospitals to use electronic medical records, to offer an internship program outside of the university setting, was the first 24-hour general veterinary practice in Charlotte and AMH offers robust onsite continuing education.

When not overseeing the day-to-day operations of Animal Medical Hospital, Dr. Coe can be found exercising or watching sports, especially professional and Southeastern Conference football. He enjoys traveling throughout the United States to attend veterinarian meetings and is a member of the Veterinary Management Group 1, which shares best practice ideas.

"All staff members are caring and compassionate and always pleasant. Your facility is a state-of-the-art place and your health staff the best. I will always feel you saved our little wire-haired dachshund’s life a few years back."

— Anonymous