Hahira Veterinary Clinic

Hahira Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical and boarding
facility, located in Hahira, GA. The professional and courteous 
staff at Hahira Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best 
possible medical, surgical 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
  • Dr. Doug Ruff, DVM, Owner

    Dr. Douglas Ruff is a small-animal practitioner who has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1997.

    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
    Education:
    University of Florida
  • Dr. Kelly Barrett

    Dr. Kelly Barrett is a small animal practitioner who has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2009.

    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 University's 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 sons and dogs (Linus & Josie) and three cats (Ajax, Squash, and Chigger). She enjoys spending time with her family and watching Auburn football.

     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Auburn University
  • Dr. Tanner Branham

    Dr. Tanner Branham began his journey to becoming a veterinarian in 2013 when he was accepted to the University of Georgia for his undergraduate studies. Four years later, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science. In May of 2021, Dr. Branham received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Branham was born and raised in Kathleen, Georgia and attributes his initial interest in veterinary medicine to his high school’s FFA program, where he was an active member of the show cattle team. His professional interests now include small animal medicine, orthopedics, and anesthesia. He was drawn to the South Georgia area by his wife, Annelise Brown, who is a teacher at Valwood School in Hahira. The two were married in June 2021 and reside in Annelise’s hometown of Homerville with their two dogs, Rafe and Mae. In his spare time, Dr. Branham enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, and rooting for the Dawgs in Sanford Stadium.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
    Education:
    University Of Georgia
  • Dr. Danielle Overton

    Dr. Danielle Overton is a small animal practitioner who has recently graduated veterinary school from Mississippi State University. Dr. Overton was born and raised in Boca Raton, FL, and had a love for animals from a young age. She spent many weekends as a teenager at a trail riding stable working with horses and learning animal care. She attended the University of Florida where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Sciences in 2016. During her undergraduate career, she worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center, spent a summer working with large animals in Belize, and she worked as a veterinary technician for several years. All of these experiences solidified her desire to become a veterinarian, and she graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 from Mississippi State University. She has an interest in all areas of small animal practice, but has a special interest in ophthalmology, dentistry and clinical pathology. 

    While at Mississippi State University, Dr. Overton met her future husband and fellow veterinarian, Dr. Dave Dispenza. Together, along with their 2 dogs (Mannix and Juniper), 5 cats (Linda, Thomas, Sophie, Madelyn, and Pete), and guinea pig (Calvin), they have recently moved to the area. Outside of work, Dr. Overton loves spending time with her family, cooking, and working on DIY projects.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
    Education:
    Mississippi State University
  • Jenny Warren

    Jenny began her career at Hahira Veterinary Clinic as our bookkeeper in February 2011. For a couple of years, she also filled in as one of our receptionists in the afternoons. In September, Jenny took over the role of Practice Manager. Jenny and her husband Brian along with their 3 dachshunds (Hamilton, Jango and Klaus) live in Valdosta. When she’s not working, Jenny enjoys reading, painting, and visiting with her family. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Melissa Oler

    Melissa started with us December 2019 as one of our Receptionists. She lives in Adel with her 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her daughter watching her compete in gymnastic meets and watching her son play soccer. She loves to make jewelry and working in her yards.  
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 14, 2020
  • Rachel Huckaby

    Rachel joined the team in 2021 as a receptionist. She believes mindfulness and caring in the workplace are keys to success. She has always had a love for animals and is looking forward to getting to know each and every one of your fur babies. She is a Mama to a very astonishing little boy. Together they enjoy spending time with family, going to the beach, having pool days at home and playing with their rescue dog, Buck! He found his forever home with them in 2019!!
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
  • Angela Crane

    Angela started working with us July 2021 as one of our receptionists and is excited to meet each and everyone of our clients and their pets. She moved to Nashville, Ga from Cambridge Ohio and started her career in the veterinary field in 2005 after taking her dog, Bear to her local vet for care. They moved to Georgia because of the location, the people and the lack of snow. She and her fiance are proud pet owners of a Beagle(Winnie), an Australian Cattle Dog(Titus), and 2 Walrus dogs(Bugsey and Emma). They also have five rescue kitties and a tropical fish tank with ciclids and snails.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
  • Katy Fulghum

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 28, 2021
  • Lacey Smith

    Lacey joined our team in August 2021. She lives in Hahira with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She is originally from Louisiana but moved to Georgia when her husband was stationed at Moody AFB. In her spare time, she watches crime documentaries and Saints football. WHO DAT!
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 28, 2021
  • Kerri Lancaster

    Kerri started working with us August 2019 as our Pharmacy Tech. She resides in Valdosta with her husband, 2 of her 3 children and 2 Bull Mastiffs. Her oldest daughter is attending college in Montana. Her husband retired from over 21 years in the Air Force, and they have made their roots here in Georgia. 
    As a military spouse, living in many places, Kerri has collected a variety of specialties that bring special qualities to her employment here at Hahira Veterinary Clinic.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
  • Andrea Williams

    Andrea started working for us in August 2020 as our Medical Records Technician. She lives in Hahira with her Cocker Spaniel, Luna, her sister's cat, Ellie, and roommates Golden, Lily. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing outside with Luna, anything Disney related, and rooting for the Florida Gators. 
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 27, 2020
  • Jodee Tidwell

    Jodee has been a Vet Tech since 2012 and started with our team in August 2014. She is our Vet Tech supervisor and hopes one day to pursue her dream of getting a license to be a wild life rehabber and have a rehab center for students and people to learn about animals.  She lives in Hahira with her German Shepherds (Zephyr and Zepellin) and kitten (Edgar Allen Poe) 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.As a young child she knew she would be working in the veterinarian field. One of her favorite jobs in the vet clinic is dental hygiene. She lives in Valdosta with her husband and 2 children. Ashlin has rescued and fostered many furbabies throughout her career and continue to do so when able. She hopes to one day provide hospice care for shelter pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Haley Ashburn

    Haley joined our team in September 2016 working in the kennels and is now one of our Vet Techs. Haley lives in Lakeland where she graduated from Lanier County High School. She plans on becoming a Veterinarian  specializing in Radiology. She enjoys taking x-rays, riding horses, traveling, hiking, spending time with friends and spending time with her horses, dog(Czar) and 3 cats(Thelma, Blaze, and Ember).  

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 26, 2017
  • Jennifer Taylor

    Jennifer started as a tech with us February 2020. She is originally from North Carolina but moved here from Guam with her husband and their three dogs, Tank, Bullet, and Louie. Since being here she has added her cat, Bagheera and 26 chickens to their household. Jennifer has always loved animal and last year she started working in the veterinary field. She is currently going to school for real estate. In her spare time, she likes fishing, hiking, planting and renovation their house. 
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 27, 2020
  • Billie Tidwell

    Billie began as a vet tech in 2017 and joined Hahira Veterinary Clinic in 2021. Billie and her husband moved to Moody Air Force Base from Guam with their two dogs, Kovu and Ash. In her free time, she enjoys art and spending time with her husband and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2021
  • Becca Martin

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 28, 2021
  • Delaney Boone

    Delaney joined the team in August 2021 as a certified veterinary assistant. She obtained her certificate in 2016 and hopes to one day soon attend school to become a licensed veterinary technician. She is originally from South Carolina but moved to Moody Air Force Base with her husband, three kids (Emory, Everly and Easton) and their dog (Nova). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and pulling for the Clemson Tigers on Saturday.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 28, 2021
  • Sara Taylor

    Sara joined our team at then end of 2017 working in our kennels.  She attends Valdosta State where she is majoring in Biology. 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
  • 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
  • Angel Parker Buehrer

    Angel joined our team October 2019 working in our kennels. She and her husband along with their 3 sons live in Quitman. They have 4 dogs, cats and many chickens. In her spare time she loves hiking and camping with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
  • Ashlyn Jessup

    Ashlyn started working in our kennels May 2021 taking care of your pets as they stay here in the clinic. She lives in Hahira with her dog, Aspen, and cat, Ellie. She is attending Valdosta State University and plans on transferring to Southern Regional Technical College to get her degree as a Vet-Tech. In her spare time Ashlyn enjoys swimming and hanging out with family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
  • Erica Eddy

    Erica began working with us May 2021 in our kennel taking care of your pets while they are here in the clinic. She lives in Hahira with her three sons and their cat Mipha. She is currently attending Wiregrass Technical College studying medical billing and decoding. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her sons, friends and family. She also enjoys baking and crafting. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
  • Kat Soto

    Kat is a senior at Valdosta State University majoring in biology with hopes to continue on to Veterinary School to specialize in Exotic animals. She spends most of her time with her dog Diva and bearded dragon Mushu. Kat's favorite hobbies include drawing/painting and exploring new places.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
  • Rhett Galbrath

    Rhett began working in our kennels July 2021. He attends Lowndes High School and once he graduates plans attending college to become a Veterinarian. He has always loved animals and is excited to work here and meet your pets. He enjoys playing football, baseball and soccer. In his free time he loves hanging out with his three brothers and friends. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
  • Sam Galbrath

    Sam started with us July 2021 working in our kennels. Sam attends Lowndes High School. After graduation Sam plans on attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. Sam enjoys hanging out with family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2021
  • Tillman Edmondson

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 28, 2021
  • Abby Lancaster

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 28, 2021