Jessica Welling

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Welling is a 2015 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine located on the island of St. Kitts. She was born and raised in Ripley and got her start in veterinary medicine as a vet assistant at Ripley Paws her senior year of high school.  She attended undergraduate school at West Virginia University in which …

Abigail Smith

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Abigail Smith grew up in Jackson County on a beef farm and found her love for veterinary medicine after watching her father and grandfather tend cattle. She graduated from Ripley High School in 2000. She completed her undergraduate studies at Marshall University where she received a B.S. in chemistry and biology. She attended veterinary school …

Becky Mullins

Receptionist Becky is a retired bank manager who works part-time at Ripley Paws.  She was born and raised in Jackson County, and is a proud graduate of Ripley High School and West Virginia State University.  Becky and her husband, Joe, live on the family farm where they raised three children, Emily, Lily, and Ronnie.  She has two grandsons, Cooper and …

Helen “Sis” Casto

Veterinary Assistant Sis graduated from Ripley High School in 1989. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Randy, who owns and operates Ripley Auto Glass.  She worked in the childcare field for many years but finally found a place at Ripley Paws where she could show her love for animals. Sis has two sons, two very spoiled dogs, and …

Brianna Haga

Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant Brianna graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 2019 and plans to pursue Embryology at Ohio State University. Brianna grew up working with commercial cattle and club lambs. She has always had an interest in genetics and embryo transfer. In her free time, Brianna enjoys riding horses, and spending time outside with her family on the …

Bear Barickman

Office Manager Bear retired from the Air Force after 33 yeas of service as a Chief Master Sergeant. He enjoys fishing, farming, and hanging out with his grand-daughter. Bear has a beagle named Gracie.