Doug graduated from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. And practiced in North Carolina from 1981-83.
Doug was associate veterinarian in practices in Columbia, Lewisburg and Livingston ,Tennessee from 1983 until February of 2010.
From December 2004 until December 2008 while in private practice in Columbia, Tennessee.
Doug worked part time as a Staff Veterinarian for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the Disaster Animal Response program under Dr. Robert Linnabary and Dr. Ron Wilson.