Dr. Dave Ricketts grew up in Cary, North Carolina and received a bachelor of science degree in microbiology from North Carolina State University. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating veterinary school, he completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following his internship, Dr. Ricketts returned to Michigan to work as an emergency veterinarian in a large specialty referral hospital. He joined Vista in December 2019 after moving to Sacramento.
He enjoys hanging out with his pitbull, Chip, Australian Shepherd, Jack, and cat, Meeko. He spends his spare time hiking, playing paintball, binge-watching Netflix, cooking and exploring the restaurants of Sacramento.