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
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
Dr. Kerry Seyfert Gee, DVM
Dr. Kerry Seyfert Gee brings to Riverside Veterinary Clinic 23 years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine. She was born in Farmingdale, New York. She spent the early part of her childhood in Riverhead, New York, where she was fortunate enough to enjoy the company of geese, ducks, chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats. When she was 12 years old, her family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Seyfert’s interest in science and her love for animals began at a very early age. She grew up surrounded by animals, so she was never without a furry friend. In addition, Dr. Seyfert’s father was an anatomy and physiology professor. She spent many weekends and summers with her father in his classroom. She learned from her father’s examples of integrity, kindness, work ethic, and his passions for science and teaching. In 1991, Dr. Seyfert graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School with honors. Dr. Seyfert then attended the University of Tennessee, where she pursued an interest in biology and primate behavior. Dr. Seyfert spent many hours studying the behavior of the chimpanzees at the Knoxville Zoo. She wrote 2 papers on chimpanzee behavior. One on “Reconciliation” and one on “Bonding”. In 1996 she graduated from the University of Tennessee with a double major in Biology and Zoology and a minor in education. In 2002 Dr. Seyfert graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Seyfert accepted a position at a local veterinary clinic where she remained for a decade, until her daughter Sarah was born in 2012. When her first child was born, Dr. Seyfert decided to work part-time to be more involved in her children’s’ lives. Dr. Seyfert continues to live in Knoxville, the town she loves, with her husband Malcolm and her daughters, Sarah and Emma. Dr. Seyfert is excited to join the staff at Riverside Veterinary Clinic.