Dr. Richard A. Mathes received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991. After being in practice several years and experiencing frustration with the limitations of conventional medicine he began to pursue an interest in alternative healing techniques. Initially the IVAS course in Veterinary Acupuncture was completed in 1993 and then the chiropractic technique known as Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation was added.
Soon after, course work in Chinese Herbs was finished to help deepen the understanding and implementation of Traditional Chinese Medicine as it applies to animals.
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I was motivated to become a veterinarian by my love for animals; it seemed like a natural path for me. I can't remember a time when I did not know that I wanted to be a vet.
I graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, completing my final year of clinical training at Kansas State University. I have since been working as a small animal general practitioner.
I enjoy spending time with my husband, Mike, our two foster boys (waiting on adoption process), and all of our furry kids: 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 horses. My 2 horses, "Tally" (a Dutch Warmblood) and "Hoss" (a quarter horse, who I swear has draft in him), are my favorite stress relievers. I try to go for a ride whenever I can, but I also enjoy just sitting on my deck and watching them in the pasture, with a coffee or glass of wine in my hand (red wine, just in case you were wondering!). My 2 siamese cats are "Bill" and "D.J." (stands for Door Jam: she got shut in a door as a very young kitten by a client and has permanent nerve problems with her hind end). They keep me entertained with their nightly antics, especially "D.J.", who lives to torture the rest of the furry family. And then there are my dogs! I have a Great Dane, "Aieide", and my 3 stooges: 3 pugs, "Meatball", "Bubba", and "Baby G". And, yes, all of my "kids" sleep in bed with us!
I love everything about being a veterinarian.....what's not to love???????