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 who lives in Plainfield, In. with his wife Shelby and Ryan, who lives in 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.

He and Ruth are excited about the services that are able to be offered by the current staff of full-time and part-time veterinarians, which includes Dr. Schweikhardt, Dr. Hineman, Dr. Caldwell, Dr. Ritter, and relief veterinarian, Dr. Klemens. The doctors and the rest of the team look forward to serving the patients and clients of Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic with compassion and professionalism.