Dr. Richard Rafferty
Richard Rafferty earned 3 degrees with high honors from Texas A&M. B.S. in Poultry Science, M.S. in Immunology, and DVM (Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1993)
Following an externship at the Houston Zoo he came to Austin to begin a career in companion animal medicine. Over the next few years he narrowed his focus to specialize exclusively in canine and feline internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Rafferty has been married to Lisa Rafferty since 1993 and they are blessed with 2 children - twins - Thomas and Ellie. Dr. Rafferty practiced in Northwest Austin for many years before moving his family to Circle C and eventually opening Circle C Animal Hospital in 2007.
Dr. Rafferty believes strongly in the power of the human-animal bond. He believes that companion animals, through their unconditional love, nurture their human companions health, heart, and soul. He loves working together with clients to provide the best possible care for their beloved companions.
When at home Dr. Rafferty loves spending time with Lisa, Thomas, & Ellie; playing basketball, fishing, and reading
Dr. Rafferty is an active member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the American Academy of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).