Finest Veterinarians in Columbus, GA

vets in columbusKeri L. Riddick, DVM, Managing Veterinarian

Dr. Keri L. Riddick is a general practitioner and has been the co-owner of Benning Animal Hospital since 2008.

Inspiration

Raised in an Air Force family, Dr. Riddick grew up on the move, living in Louisiana, Colorado, Florida, Alabama and Germany. Her desire to care for animals and then become a veterinarian was always a driving force in her life. "I remember bringing animals home when I was a girl that I thought were lost and my mom would help me find their owner or a new home for them," she says. "When I was 10-years-old I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local animal hospital where I worked in the kennels, observed surgeries, and aided in the exam rooms until I graduated from high school." During college, Dr. Riddick worked at a hog farm and managed a barn of horses at summer camp. That passion continues with her work at Benning Animal Hospital. "I love educating owners on the proper care of their pets and seeing the results in the long, fun-filled, healthy and happy lives of their pets."

Education

Dr. Riddick attended Auburn University's College of Math & Science where she received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1996. That same year, she enrolled in Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

Professional Interests

Dr. Riddick's areas of professional interest include surgery, sports medicine, canine athletes, hunting dogs and emergency medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a district director and board member of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and a former president of the Chattahoochee Veterinary Medical Association.

Personal Interests

Dr. Riddick and her husband Don, an attorney, have two Italian Spinones named Ogie and Elena, an English Setter named Porsche, a Tennessee Walking Horse named Ben and an Arab horse named Ember. Ogie and Elena are members of the Columbus Kennel Club and are certified Canine Good Citizens. Dr. Riddick participates in competitive trail riding with Ben at the North American Trail Riding Competition. She also competes with her dogs in AKC Retriever Hunt Tests and is an avid gardener.

In addition to competing with her animals, Dr. Riddick enjoys going to the Cascade Hills Baptist Church and spending time with her husband. She also is passionate about helping her community and supporting the valley.

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columbus vetsMagadalena Dominguez Lowery, DVM

Dr. Magdalena Dominguez Lowery joined the veterinary team at Benning Animal Hospital in April 2015.

Inspiration

Dr. Lowery hails from North Chicago, Illinois. She draws her professional inspiration from an abiding passion for all things natural—particularly issues related to the conversation of our ecosystems and wildlife. "I'd love someday to work as an ecotoxicologist, to help protect our environment and wildlife," Dr. Lowery says.

Education

Dr. Lowery completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in 2004. She earned her bachelor's degree in primal sciences with a minor in chemistry. She then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Lowery also was a member of the 2006 Envirovet class, and completed an internship in 2009 at Animal Emergency Center in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Professional Interests

Aside from her passion for wildlife and ecological conservation, Dr. Lowery is professionally interested in emergency medicine.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Dr. Lowery enjoys spending time with her family, her husband and their two sons. She also enjoys reading, baking ("Especially apple pies!" she says), and cooking all kinds of food. Dr. Lowery is all the proud pet parent to a dog named Sienna and a cat named Willis.

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columbus veterinariansEmily Davis, DVM

Associate Veterinarian Dr. Emily Davis joined the veterinary team at Benning Animal Hospital in May 2016.

Inspiration

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Davis always had a love of animals and a desire to be a veterinarian. It wasn't until she witnessed a mistreated pet being cared for by a high school mentor that she made animal care her true passion. She worked at her first veterinary hospital in Baton Rouge when she was 16-years-old.

Education

Dr. Davis studied animal, plant and veterinary sciences at Tuskegee University. She earned her bachelor's degree in 2010, cum laude. She went on to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She graduated cum laude, and earned the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award. In 2012, Dr. Davis spent a month at the Elephant Nature Foundation in Chain Mai, Thailand. She's also held animal care positions in New Orleans, Louisiana and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Professional Interests

When asked what's the most satisfying part of being a veterinarian, Dr. Davis says, "Building relationships with each individual family and pet and the reward and successful treatment plan in the most challenging cases." Dr. Davis is a member of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include surgery and emergency medicine.

Personal Interests

At Home, Dr. Davis has a pit bull named Omen and a domestic long hair feline named Midnight. She shares her home with her husband, Keon, and their two children Kennedy and Devin. In her free time Dr. Davis enjoys working out, weight lifting, competitive mud runs and races, softball, gardening, event planning, staying active as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the time spent with her husband and beautiful children.

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vet in columbus, gaAlling "Al" H. Yancy, DVM

Associate Veterinary Clinician Dr. Alling "Al" H. Yancy joined the veterinary team at Benning Animal Hospital in March 1994.

Inspiration

Growing up in Western Kentucky, Dr. Yancy was inspired to join the animal care field while observing the veterinarian that took care of his family's pets. Before earning his veterinary degree, Dr. Yancy volunteered at two different veterinary clinics. He says the most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is "the fulfillment that comes from serving as a vehicle through which medical miracles flow."

Education

Dr. Yancy earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Murray State University in 1998 with highest honors. He then went on to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 with honors.

Professional Interests

Over his 20 years of practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Yancy has developed professional interests in general practice and preventive medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Personal Interests

Dr. Yancy shares his home with his wife, Abbey, and their two cats: a Siamese named Clive and a tabby named Chloe. In his free time, Dr. Yancy enjoys traveling, theatre, movies, concerts and operating his own private food safety consulting business.

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