Hahira Veterinary Clinic

Hahira Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Hahira, GA. The professional and courteous staff at Hahira Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Hahira Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Hahira, GA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Hahira Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your pet.

  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-5:30PM
  • For after hours emergency
  • care call 229-794-0040
  • Doug Ruff, DVM, Owner

    Dr. Douglas Ruff is a small-animal practitioner who has been practicing veterinary medicine for 19 years.

    A native of Madison Florida, Dr. Ruff says that as a young boy he always had a special interest in animals. Becoming a veterinarian allowed him to pursue what has been a lifelong interest and passion for animal care and helping people.

    In 1990, Dr. Ruff entered the University of Florida where he undertook a pre-veterinary curriculum. By 1993, he earned a Bachelor'€™s of Science degree in Animal Science.

    Concurrent to Dr. Ruff's senior undergraduate year, he entered the University of Florida' College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. His areas of particular professional interest include internal medicine as well as soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

    After graduating, he pursued a teaching internship at Kansas State University for one year. After completing the internship he moved to Okeechobee Florida and practiced large and small animal medicine for two years. In 2000 he moved to the lake Park area and practiced for 6 years. In September 2007 he built and opened Hahira Veterinary Clinic.

    Dr. Ruff and his wife Jann have four children, Ellie, Ruby, Lyla and Fisher. Beyond his veterinary duties and spending time with his family, Dr. Ruff enjoys fishing and hunting. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and an active member of Hahira United Methodist Church.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 20, 1997
    University of Florida
  • Dr. Kelly Barrett

    Dr. Kelly Barrett is a small animal practitioner who has been practicing veterinary medicine for the past 7 years.

    Dr. Barrett is a native of Auburn, AL and is a second generation veterinarian.  Growing up in rural Alabama, she developed an interest in veterinary medicine working with her father on the family farm. A great deal of her childhood was spent being actively involved in 4-H showing cattle.

    Dr. Barrett entered Auburn University in 2000 and received a Bachelor™s of Science in Animal Sciences in 2004. She then attended Auburn Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2008 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

    Upon graduation Dr. Barrett worked on both small and large animals in Fayetteville, TN for 2 years before returning home to Auburn, AL to practice for the past 3 years.  She has a general interest in all small practice but is particularly interested in internal medicine and wound management.

    Dr. Barrett has recently moved to area with her dog (Linus) and three cats (Ajax, Squash, and Chigger). She is married to Valdosta native and Veterinarian, Dr. Jay Barrett. Dr. Barrett enjoys spending time with her family and watching Auburn football.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Auburn University
  • Brandi Wadsworth

    Brandi has been with us since we opened our doors in September of 2007. She and her husband along with their two beautiful daughters live in Hahira.  They have two dogs(Murphy & Brinks) and four cats(Moo Moo, Richard, Ryder and Evie).  Brandi loves to teach preschool choir and sunday school at Northside Baptist Church and coaching her daughters softball and soccer team.  She also likes scrapbooking and doing anything outdoors in her spare time.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 20, 2007
  • Christen Lanier

    Christen joined our team in November of 2015 as a Receptionist. She enjoys working with animals in and out of the clinic. In her spare time she trains and rides horses. Christen has 4 horses of her own and a dog named "Rolo." She graduated from Wiregrass Technical College in spring of 2015 with a Business Administrative Technology Diploma and will be continuing her education to become an Equine Veterinarian.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Katelin McClain

    Katelin joined our team as a receptionist in August of 2016. She was born in Landstuhl, Germany and moved to Valdosta when she was 15. Her dad retired from Moody Air Force Base and they decided to make Valdosta their home. Katelyn loves to spend time with her beautiful little girl, her family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 13, 2016
  • Dee McDonald

    Dee started with our team in August 2010 as a Vet Tech.  She is a native of Hahira and still lives there with her husband, daughters and son.  They have an array of animals, dogs, cats, horses, and a rabbit.  She has many hobbies, the main one is photography, but she also loves to bake and sew.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 20, 2010
  • Michelle Edwards

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 26, 2017
  • Jodee Tidwell

    Jodee has been a Vet Tech since 2012 and started with our team in August 2014. She lives here with her German Shepard mix (Zephyr), Pointer Mix (Cricket) and cat (Autumn Helga) which she has adopted through the years. She is very adventurous through her travels and loves watching Netflix marathons.

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 31, 2014
  • Sarah Hughey

    Sarah joined our team as a tech in January of 2017. She has been in the veterinary field for the past 12 years due to her love and passion for helping animals. Sarah lives in Hahira with her daughter,  French bulldog "Fancy" and kitten "Nala". She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, being outside, and taking naps.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 17, 2017
  • Adriona Newbern

    Adriona joined our team our team in May of 2017. She attends Wiregrass Technical College studying nursing. Adriona has been competing in rodeos for 16 years. She lives in Hahira with her dog "Dally" and 3 horses. In Adriona's free time she enjoys teaching horse riding lessons, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 27, 2017
  • Haley Ashburn

    Haley joined our team in September 2016 working in the kennels. Haley lives in Lakeland and attends Lanier County High School. Once she graduates she plans to attend college and become a veterinarian. She enjoys riding her horse, Grey Flannel), spending time with her Golden Retriever(Czar) and Main Coon Cat(Coon), hiking, traveling and modeling.                     

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 26, 2017
  • Ellie Ruff

    Ellie started working with us May 2016 during the summer. She attends Lowndes High School. Ellie plans to go to college once she graduates highschool to become a veterinarian. When she is not working or going to school, Ellie enjoys reading, playing the guitar and spending time with her family, friends and many pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016