People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Meet Our Staff
DR. RICKY C. ROGERS
Dr. Ricky Rogers was born in Corsicana and has been a life-long resident. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1972. He married his childhood sweetheart, Debbie Ratliff, in 1974 and he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M in 1977. Dr. and Mrs. Rogers later had three children, David, Gayle, and Michael. They are the proud grandparents of Madeleine Rogers.
Upon graduation, Dr. Ricky worked as an associate veterinarian for his old mentors, Dr. John Harper and Dr. J.D. Carroll of Carroll and Harper Animal Hospital in Corsicana. In 1979, Dr. Ricky worked a short tour for the Texas Animal Health Commission as an area veterinarian. In August 1980, he built and established Rogers Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice.
In 37 years of practice, Dr. Ricky has treated all types of animals including dogs, cats, cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats, tigers, and once an elephant with a toe abscess, when a traveling circus stopped for a visit in Corsicana. Dr. Ricky has always had a special interest in treating and preventing Bovine Respiratory Disease in stocker calves. He has spent years developing and perfecting custom respiratory vaccines and treatment protocols for stocker and feeder cattle. Client loyalty through word of mouth referrals across the state keeps Dr. Ricky very busy traveling to consult for over 200 cattle producers in Texas and Tennessee, where he is also a licensed veterinarian. However, Dr. Ricky continues to work here locally and can be reached by any client that needs personal attention. He is a member of AVMA, TVMA and AAHA.
DR. MICHAEL W. ROGERS
Dr. Michael Rogers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in 2006. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. Matthew's University in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. He completed his clinical rotations at Purdue University and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2011. In addition to being an associate veterinarian at Rogers Animal Hospital, he provides relief services throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He works in multiple day practices and critical care facilities and frequently brings exciting and innovative ideas to integrate into our progressive practice. He practiced in Arlington at Creature Comfort Animal Clinic for three years, where he learned advanced procedures such as laser surgery. He was promoted to Managing DVM and managed the practice for about a year prior to returning to Rogers Animal Hospital. Dr. Michael is a big cat lover and has a Persian cat named Violet. He also has two boxers, Lilly and Bronx, and his most recent addition is a rescued mixed breed, Margie. His favorite thing to do outside of work is travel, and he goes on an adventure every chance he gets!
DR. ELIZABETH PRITCHARD
Dr. Elizabeth Pritchard is the loudest proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2013 from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. In 2014 Dr. Pritchard started at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful island of St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at Texas A&M University in 2017. Her primary focuses in veterinary medicine are equine and emergency medicine. Dr. Pritchard is a lifelong equestrian with her sport of choice being three-day "eventing" (dressage, cross-country, and show jumping) in which she competes with her beloved Percheron-TB, Arcola. Like any good horse-girl Dr. Pritchard couldn’t attend a show without her two canine companions, Griffin, a Pembroke Welsh corgi, and her “coconut retriever”, Mystic.
DR. WANDA YODER
Dr. Wanda Yoder received her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2012. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, also from Texas A&M in 2017. She has an interest in both small and large animal medicine, focusing mainly on cattle. She has participated in several study abroad programs through both undergrad and veterinary school. These studies afforded her the opportunity to treat several large exotics and get a thorough introduction to public health. Dr. Yoder is from Arlington, TX and is excited to be starting the next chapter of her life in Corsicana.
Niki Howard, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) studied at The Vet Tech Institute of Houston. She has lived in Ellis county and the surrounding area for most of her life. Now a resident of Emhouse, Texas, Niki and her husband, William, and daughter, Alicia, share their home with three dogs and two cats. Niki has been around animals all of her life and is interested in small, large, and exotic animals. She has fostered and raised many different species. Her goals are to help educate the public about proper care for their pets and to help benefit the animals she has the privilege of meeting.
Vanessa Perez was born and raised in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. She attended Navarro College and afterwards attended Cedar Valley College where she received her Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She is in the process of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has plans to continue her education in the field of veterinary medicine. Her professional interests include small and large animal medicine, emergency care, and rehabilitation. Vanessa is the proud owner of Leo, a Schnauzer/Terrier mix, that she adopted from our local animal shelter and Baloo, an American Pitbull Terrier, that she adopted from her Vet Tech program at Cedar Valley. También si tiene alguna pregunta sobre sus animales, no dude en contactarse con Vanessa y con mucho gusto ella los puede atender.
Emily Lankford grew up in Frost and graduated from Frost High-School. She then went on to graduate from Navarro College with an Associate of Arts. She began working for Rogers Animal Hospital in April of 2016 as a veterinary technician. Emily has five fur babies: three cats (Cat, Kitty, and Cross-Eyed Kitty), one dog (Mr. Phillip), and a sugar glider named Peekaboo.