Dr. Doug Schweikhardt grew up in northern Rush County where his family farmed; it is here that he first began working with animals at a young age. He graduated from Tri High School in 1973, afterwards attending Purdue University to study veterinary medicine. He graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1979.
He and his wife Ruth (Edwards) were married in 1982 and they opened Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic in 1983. They have two grown sons, Shawn (Plainfield, IN.) and Ryan (Rushville, IN). They currently live near Mays and share their home with two happy Golden Retrievers, Teddy & Apollo. Dr. Schweikhardt and his family are active church members and feel blessed to be able to serve the Lord through the animals he has created and be a part of such a wonderful community.
Dr. Schweikhardt continues to love serving our community in providing compassionate, professional, and current veterinary care on a full time basis. He and Ruth are excited about new staff members, such as Dr. Hill, allowing Buck Creek to provide more services and availability to our clients now and in the future.
Dr. Marti Caldwell joined the team at Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic in 2009 initially just filling in while Dr. Schweikhardt was out of the office. We are pleased that she now works on a weekly basis as a part of the staff. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Purdue University in 1974. She and her husband Dave have been married for over 40 years and have two children. Their daughter Sara is a Professor at Valparaiso University and their son Nathan is a videographer for Purdue University. Their family also includes their lovable dog, Tick. Dr. Caldwell enjoys raising and training horses, gardening, and working on the remodel of their old house in her spare time.
Dr. Hill was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She completed both her B.S. in Animal Sciences and her
DVM at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her professional interests include dermatology and
She currently lives in Indianapolis with her fiancé and their pet boxer, Piper. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, reading, going to concerts, and traveling.
She looks forward to meeting you and your pet!