Walk Your Dog Month – January 2020

January is Walk Your Dog Month. Get up, get moving and don’t let the plummeting winter temperatures slow you down. Dogs need plenty of exercise throughout the year and, the best way to keep them active in winter is to take them for regular walks. Even a short walk around the block on a cold day can make a big …

To Vaccinate, or not to Vaccinate

Sometimes choosing whether or not to vaccinate is easy. For rabies, it’s the law. With other core vaccinations those decisions aren’t so black and white. Vaccinations for animals are KEY to limiting the spread of infectious diseases from animals to people. Ask your veterinarian when to start vaccinating your puppy/kitten or adult pet.

Tick Tock!

Ticks and Lyme Disease These external parasites are coming to your area, or are already likely in your backyard, literally and figuratively. The plethora of diseases these suckers carry make tick preventives necessary for all our veterinary patients, especially Lyme disease. Lyme disease is on the rise and is transmitted to humans as well. Ask your veterinarian on the best …

Tammy Barickman

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Tammy Barickman is a graduate of Ripley High School. She attended undergrad at Marietta College and continued her education at the Ohio State University, receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After graduation, she practiced veterinary medicine in the Columbus area for 5 years before returning to Ripley to be surrounded by family. She …