It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. Bill Robinson passed away on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Dr. Bill, as he was known, graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1963. Immediately following graduation from veterinary school, he joined the United States Air Force, as a member of the Veterinary Corps. In 1969, Dr. Bill, left the Air Force with a ranking of Captain, and returned home to Oak Ridge, TN where he joined his uncle, Dr. Leon K. Robinson (Dr. Robbie) at Oak Ridge Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Bill and his uncle practiced side by side from 1969, until Dr. Robbie’s unexpected death in 1986. Dr. Bill bought Oak Ridge Veterinary Hospital in 1987 and continued to practice with a number of veterinarians over the next fourteen years. He also moved Oak Ridge Vet from the original location on Warehouse Road to a new building that he built on Oak Ridge Turnpike. In 2001, he sold Oak Ridge Vet to Drs. Kris and Stewart Novinger and Dr. Rick Hinson. He continued to work with us over the last twelve years at his own pace, enjoying practicing veterinary medicine without the responsibilities of running the practice, which allowed him more time for family and for interests such as hunting and traveling. Through the years Dr. Bill has served as a beloved family veterinarian to hundreds of families in the Oak Ridge Area. He has been a generous and caring leader for all of the staff who were lucky enough to work for him. He has been a knowledgeable and amicable colleague for all area veterinarians who had the opportunity to work with him. He was a friend to us all, and will be greatly missed.
On Friday, July 25th, 2014; there will be a celebration of the life of Dr. Bill Robinson’s life at:
First Presbyterian Church
1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
At 1:30 pm, there will be a ceremony in the Memorial Gardens for burial of his ashes. Following this ceremony, there will be a service inside the church, beginning at 2:00 pm. All friends are welcome to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made either to First Presbyterian Church or the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (at Auburn University Foundation, 317 South College Street, Auburn AL 36849 or https://cws.auburn.edu/giving/)`