Rick Frey, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis

Biography

Upon completing high school, Dr. Frey attended the University of Pacific in Stockton with a graduate year at the University of California, Davis. During summers, he volunteered with a mixed animal practice in the Woodland area. There, Rick realized his desire to enter the veterinary field and attended UC Davis, earning a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1972.

His first job out of veterinary school was with a large private mixed practice in Thousand Oaks. Three years later, Rick moved to Loomis and began a mixed animal practice out of his home and car. In 1975, a small house on Taylor Road in VCA Loomis became available so he transitioned into that facility.

In 1976, Dr. Greg Fellers joined him in the practice and Dr. Corey Cherrstrom came on board in 1977. It was a thrill in 1978 to move into the original hospital at the current location. As a veterinary practitioner, Rick has a special interest in llamas. He also enjoys the business management aspect of veterinary medicine. He and his wife, Jani, married in 1969 and have three grown sons, Doug, Greg, and John, as well as two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Away from the practice, Rick enjoys high country hiking with his llamas, woodworking, collecting and restoring antiques, scuba diving, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Most recently, he is enjoying yet another fruit of parenthood — grandparenthood.

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