Finest Veterinarians in Columbus, GA
Keri 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Magadalena Dominguez Lowery, DVM
Dr. Magdalena Dominguez Lowery joined the veterinary team at Benning Animal Hospital in April 2015.
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.
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.
Aside from her passion for wildlife and ecological conservation, Dr. Lowery is professionally interested in emergency medicine.
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.
Alling “Al” H. Yancy, DVM
Associate Veterinary Clinician Dr. Alling “Al” H. Yancy joined the veterinary team at Benning Animal Hospital in March 1994.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Tabitha Wright
Hometown: St. Pete, FL
Education/Work history: Received bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of South Florida. Completed Veterinary School at Auburn University. Worked as a veterinary technician prior to vet school.
Areas of Special Interest: Surgery, animal behavior, marine mammals
Hobbies/Activities: I enjoy going to the beach, playing Frisbee with my dog Kaine, and going to the gym. I am scuba certified and have done scuba diving in 5 different countries. I love to travel with my significant other, Ryan.
Personal Pets: Kaine is a 5 year old German shepherd that is the King of the House. He never travels without his Frisbee. He is an only “child” and does not want any siblings!