Richard Headley, DVM
Dr. Richard Headley is a native of the west side of South Bend, graduating from Washington High School in 1961. He went to Purdue and graduated from the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. During veterinary school, he joined the US Army Reserves and went on active duty immediately after graduation. He served 25 months, mostly at Ft. Irwin, CA where he was Post Veterinarian, Public Health Officer, Wildlife Management Officer and operated the on post full service veterinary clinic. In addition he provided veterinary care for a US Marine stable in Barstow, CA. Since there was no large animal veterinarian within 100 miles of Barstow, Dr. Headley was given permission to operate an emergency large animal practice after duty hours during his assignment at Ft. Irwin.
After discharge he joined a private practice in Michigan where he stayed for 1 1\2 years, then bought the Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic in 1971 and operated the clinic until recently when he turned it over to Dr. Anderson.
Dr. Headley’s medical interests are in general practice, but he enjoys orthopedic surgery , anesthesia, and pain management.
Outside of practice, he taught CPR to the general public under the auspices of the American Heart Association with support from the Mishawaka Kiwanis Club. His leadership in working with his team earned him Mishawaka Man of the Year honors in 1985.
Fun Fact: He enjoys golf, outdoor activities, reading, cooking and just relaxing. He has a very spoiled Chihuahua named Raisen that likes to share peanut butter with him every night.