Rick is a 1980 and 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in animal science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in Wooster, Ohio where his family ran a feed and fertilizer business as well as crop and hog farm. He spent 2 years practicing in Ashtabula County before purchasing the Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic in 1985. Rick is married to wife, Bette, who also acts as the bookkeeper for the clinic. They enjoy spending time with their son, Bill, his wife, Casey, and their three grandchildren, Harper, Cole, and Olivia.