Meet the Doctor

  • Chris Reeder, DVM, DACVD

    Dr. Chris Reeder is a 2003 graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, summa cum laude.  While attending Auburn University he received numerous awards including; Distinguished Veterinary Dermatology Award, Veterinary Neurology Award, and Merck-Merial fellowship in genetic research on exercise-induced hyperthermia in the Labrador Retriever.  

    After graduation he returned to Kentucky, where he spent most of his childhood, and began his career in small animal veterinary medicine.  During the 3 years he practiced in the Louisville area, Dr. Reeder developed a keen interest in dermatology.  It was that interest which led him to pursue a residency in veterinary dermatology with Animal Dermatology Clinic in southern California. 

    In 2008, Dr. Reeder received board certification as a Veterinary Dermatologist.  He returned to Kentucky and worked with Animal Dermatology Clinic to establish the first, full-time dermatology specialty service in Louisville, where he served as senior dermatologist for 8 years.  

    In fall 2016, Dr. Reeder relocated to Middle Tennessee and pioneered the establishment of dermatology services at BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Hospital in Franklin, TN.  

    Filled with a desire to practice excellence in veterinary dermatology by serving people and pets individually; Dr. Reeder opened Lighthouse Veterinary Allergy & Dermatology.  In fall 2019, he began offering vet dermatology services at multiple locations across the southeast.

    Dr. Reeder’s special interests include allergic diseases, immune-mediated skin disease, otitis externa, and dermatopathology.  Over the years, Dr. Reeder has published several articles and lectured on dermatology related topics to countless veterinary audiences at the local and national level.  He has worked with several industry partners and participated regularly in clinical research projects to pave the way for development of new treatments for animals.  He has served on the American College of Veterinary Dermatology credentials and ad hoc committees.  As well as previously served the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association as a representative on the executive board. 

    He currently lives on a small hobby farm in middle Tennessee with his wife, three children, and their ever-evolving menagerie of critters.  When he’s not busy working you can find him; in the kitchen cooking up something tasty for dinner, enjoying the view from his big green tractor (i.e. cutting the grass), hiking the trails with his family, and more often than not - squeezing in time for a long run or bike ride.

Mission Statement:
“Practicing excellence in veterinary dermatology by serving people and pets individually.”

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