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.