From New Procedures To New Patients: How One Surgeon Is Making His Mark In Kingsport, TN

Apr 29, 2021

In honor of World Veterinary Day this month (April 24th), we are highlighting some of the incredible veterinarians in the Airvet community for being fantastic leaders, compassionate practitioners, and helping to serve their communities. 

One of our incredible veterinarians is Dr. Matt Mears, the primary surgeon at Indian Ridge Animal Hospital in Kingsport, TN. Not only is Dr. Mears dedicated to his practice and team members, he goes above and beyond for all of his surgical patients. 

His surgical assistant Jerrie Jayne says “Dr Matt Mears goes above and beyond in his service to the practice. He is one of the most patient, hard working yet easily relatable doctors. I’m one of his surgery assistants and have seen numerous times where he has stepped up not only in the operating room but with outpatient clients as well. He has also brought a new surgical procedure, Modified Maguet Procedure (MMP) for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tears. We’ve had a few clients recommend this surgery to others, driving those patients to Indian Ridge for Dr. Mears specifically. Dr Mears makes time when we have questions or insights. I have worked with Matt at Indian Ridge for 23 years and in my opinion has been an incredible asset to the hospital as well as the Kingsport community.” 

It’s because of the dedication and insight of veterinarians like Dr. Mears that we at Airvet are so honored to be a part of the veterinary industry. We love working with compassionate and caring practitioners and we feel honored to be able to assist them in meeting all of their clients needs. 

Thank you, Dr. Mears, for being such a strong leader and pillar in the veterinary industry.