Doyle Watson, DVM
As our president and CEO, Dr. Doyle Watson provides the vision and leadership for Simmons & Associates’ corporate office and operates our Southeast regional office. He is well respected among veterinary colleagues as an expert in appraisal and brokerage.
Dr. Watson earned his DVM from the University of Georgia and established two small animal practices in Georgia. In 1985, he purchased half interest in Simmons & Associates and established and managed the East Coast office. Dr. Watson later fully acquired Simmons & Associates nationwide in 1990 and setup our regional network of 10 offices to serve veterinarians coast to coast. To share the latest clinical and management information with our profession, Dr. Watson founded Veterinary Forum, a national veterinary journal.
After leading the publication as its president and CEO, he sold the journal in 1996. Dr. Watson is a licensed real-estate broker in seven Southeastern states and a licensed veterinarian in Georgia and Florida. In addition to veterinary association memberships, Dr. Watson belongs to the American Society of Appraisers and Institute of Business Appraisers. He lectures on veterinary practice sales and valuations nationwide.