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Ron Hooley

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Ron Hooley

Dr. Ron Hooley is a general practitioner with advanced certification in Canine Rehabilitation and a co-founding veterinarian of River Trail Animal Hospital. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1989.


A native of Poteau and then Edmond, Oklahoma, Dr. Hooley says his family was among the original Oklahoma homesteaders during the Land Run of 1889.'I spent summers working on my family's farm in the panhandle of Oklahoma,where I developed a love of caring for and treating the animals,' he says.'In high school, I began working for a veterinary practice in Edmond. I spent most of my days in the kennels taking care of pets, but loved being around the veterinary practice. I eventually advanced to veterinary assistant in the hospital and spent time assisting in surgery. I felt then that I had found my true calling and began my efforts to go to veterinary school.' For his undergraduate studies Dr. Hooley attended Oklahoma State University where he worked for all four years in the Animal Nutrition Department as a laboratory assistant and earned Honor Roll every semester.In 1985 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Later that year he entered Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Hooley's areas of professional interest include internal medicine and gastroenterology. In 2009 he earned accreditation in Canine Rehabilitation. Now that he's a veterinarian, Dr. Hooley says, 'Just like the first week I ever walked into a veterinary office, every time I go into the clinic I'm excited to see all the patients and their owners. I love the happy patients I get to see every day.' Dr. Hooley's personal interests include racing road and mountain bikes, sailing and camping. Dr. Hooley and his wife Barbara have a son named Jon and a daughter named Katie.Additionally, Dr. Hooley's son attends college at Oklahoma State University, and plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. His daughter Katie attends college at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins Colorado.

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