Riverside Veterinary Clinic



Dr. Leah Wulforst and Squishy

Dr. Leah Wulforst and Squishy

Dr. Leah Wulforst was born and raised in Oyster Bay, NY.  A small historic town on the water, but also a short train ride from New York City.  She was able to help at the family farm stand, go to beach on the weekends, snowboard upstate, or go visit the Museum of Natural History.  After starting a family, they wanted to slow down, but still wanted diversity.  So they decided to move back to Knoxville.  "South Knoxville has changed so much since we lived here over 10 years ago, but we are so excited to be part of the community and help those around us."

As with any medical field, growth is inevitable, but with science, some of the advancements are unforeseen.  I anticipate that the future of veterinary medicine will shift away from vaccines, and concentrate more on the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of disease.  I would like to integrate both traditional medicine with some natural options as well.  We can provide some of those services, discuss options, or recommend referral for further care.  In my opinion, being honest and open are of utmost important.  The client and the doctor need to discuss all possible options and outcomes to make the best educated decision regarding the care of their pet.

Dr. Leah Wulforst, DVM

  • University of Pennsylvania - BA in Biology 2001

    • Deans List 2000, 2001

    • NCAA Div I women's soccer team 1997, 1998

    • Research assistant for sleep apnea studies in English Bulldogs

  • St. George's University - DVM 2005

    • Member Phi Zeta Honor Society

    • Class President (2002-2005)

    • Co-Founder of the Vet School Band (guitar, back up vocals) - helping to raise money for the GSPCA and animals in need

    • 4th year clinical rotation at the University of Tennessee

  • Clinical Practice (2005-present)

    • Seymour, TN 2005-2007 - mixed animal and emergency work

    • Huntington, NY 2007-2013 - small animal medicine and surgery

    • Knoxville, TN 2013-2017 - small animal medicine and surgery

  • Current pets

    • Squishy the Persian cat

    • Pasquale the giant hypothyroid cat

    • Amana the biscuit making baby girl

    • The backyard chicken clan

    • Storm Trooper and Boba Fett - our pygmy goats

    • Sassafras the silly puppy

    • Abbi the gentle giant