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 is married to Valdosta native and Veterinarian, Dr. Jay Barrett. The live here with their handsome son and dog (Linus) and three cats (Ajax, Squash, and Chigger). She enjoys spending time with her family and watching Auburn football.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Auburn University
  • Dr. Emily Thornton

    Dr. Emily Thornton comes to us as a recent graduate from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  Originally from Tuscumbia, Alabama, she developed a love for animals while spending time on her grandfather’s farm, playing with family pets, and volunteering at the local animal shelter.

     Prior to veterinary school, she spent 4 years working as a veterinary technician at a small animal veterinary hospital and emergency veterinary hospital in north Alabama.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Alabama, then moved to Auburn to complete the final chapter of her academic career.  During her time in Auburn, she focused on small animal medicine and became particularly interested in internal medicine, surgery, and diagnostic imaging. 

     Dr. Thornton and her husband, Andrew, recently moved to Hahira with their two dogs, Beau and Reese, and their cat, Batman.  Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and being active in her local church. 

    Years in Practice:
    May 24, 2019
    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 her Kindergarten sunday school at Northside Baptist Church and watching her daughters play volleyball and soccer.  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
  • Logan Cribb

    Logan joined our team as a receptionist in June of 2018. She lives in Barney on 40 acres with her husband, 2 dogs(Buck & Daisy) and her cats. In her spare time she loves riding her dirt bike, hunting and fishing.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 05, 2018
  • Brooke Coty

    Brooke joined our team November 2018 as a receptionist. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Biology. She lives in Lakeland with her husband and 2 dogs. During her free time she likes to travel and is very crafty.
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 10, 2018
  • Kody Greenberg

    Kody joined our team in January 2019 as one of our receptionist. He is originally from Indiana but in 2012 moved to Jacksonville where he started working in the veterinary field. Kody loves all animals but is very fond of Weimaraners. He and his wife live in Valdosta with their cat, Hemi.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 26, 2019
  • Jodee Tidwell

    Jodee has been a Vet Tech since 2012 and started with our team in August 2014. She lives here in Hahira with her German Shepard mix (Zephyr) and cat (Meow Meow Autumn Helga) which she has adopted through the years. She is very adventurous through her travels, loves going to the gym and spending time with friends. 

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 31, 2014
  • Ashlin Copeland

    Ashlin started working with us December 2013 as a vet tech. She started as a vet tech in 2006 and could not imagine doing anything else. She lives in Valdosta with her husband and 2 children. Ashlin has rescued and fostered many furbabies through out her career and hopes to continue to do so. Her dream is to one day have a Great Dane rescue.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Taylor Kelly

    Taylor joined our team in July 2018 as a Vet Tech. She is originally from Forest City, North Carolina. Taylor was in the army between 2013 and 2017. She has always had a passion for helping animals and plans to go to school to become a certified Vet Tech. Taylor and her husband live in Sparks with their kitty, Violet Lynn. In her spare time, Taylor loves reading, crafting, hunting, fishing and kayaking.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 05, 2018
  • Lindsay Jones

    Lindsay started working with us April 2018 as a Vet Tech Assistant. She currently lives in Hahira with her daughter. In her free time she loves to fish and hunt.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 04, 2018
  • Chris Velho

    Chris joined our team March 2019 as a Vet Tech Assistant. Prior to moving here from Massachusetts he was a Vet Tech since 2016.  Chris and his wife live here with their daughter, 2 dogs(Gideon and Frankie) and cat(Binx). In his free time he loves fishing, hiking and sports.
    Years in Practice:
    May 02, 2019
  • Kayla Munguia

    Kayla began with our team in January 2019 as a tech assistant. She graduated from Georgia Military College with an Associates Degree n Business Management. Kayla is a group fitness instructor for several fitness classes in the surrounding area. She is working towards getting a personal training certification in NESTA as a side job. Kayla is also the manager at M&M Ponyland in Hahira. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys hunting, fighing, and riding four wheelers.   
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Haley Ashburn

    Haley joined our team in September 2016 working in the kennels. Haley lives in Lakeland where she graduated from Lanier County High School. She plans on attending college and becoming 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
  • Breanna Watson

    Bree started working with our team in August 2018 working in our kennels. She is the friendly face that your pets see every morning. Her dream is to become a veterinarian. She attends VSU for her Pre-Vet classes and will transfer out of state to complete her major. Bree lives in Hahira with her 2 dogs, Maverick & Kahlua. In her spare time she enjoys painting and photography.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 05, 2018
  • Sara Taylor

    Sara joined our team at then end of 2017 working in our kennels.  She attends Lowndes High School and is in the dual enrollment program at VSU. After graduating she plans on going to Veterinary School. Sara enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Jenna Becton

    Jenna joined our team at the beginning of 2018 working in our kennels. She is currently a freshman at GMC studying biology and plans on transferring to VSU. After that, she plans on going to Veterinary School to become a veterinarian. She lives in Hahira with her 2 dogs(Arthur and Bear) and her cat(Meow Meow).
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 23, 2018
  • 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
  • Tillman Edmondson

    Tillman joined our team August 2018 working in our kennels. Tillman is the friendly face that all your pets see at the end of the day. He is a graduate of Lowndes High School and will attend VSU in the fall. He enjoys hanging out with friend and family in his spare time.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018