Dr Rex Riggs grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio, near Akron. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Dr Riggs joined Dr Ritchie at Best Friends in 1988. He firmly believes continuing education is important, and consequently attends multiple veterinary conferences yearly. He has attended veterinary conference all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.
Dr. Grandominico was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio and graduated from Big Walnut High School in 2005. Upon graduation she began her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University. Dr. Grandominico majored in Animal Sciences and minored in International Studies, Life Sciences, and Public Health. During her studies at The Ohio State University she participated in multiple research studies and internships. Dr. Grandominico was involved in research studies on poultry nutrition and took part in poultry judging. Her internships included The Ohio Wildlife Center and The Ohio Department of Agriculture. She graduated from OSU in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
Dr. Cathy Latimer joined Best Friends Veterinary Hospital of Powell, Ohio in 2004. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1981, followed by internship training in Santa Cruz, California. After her internship, she practiced in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, including owning her own practice for 14 years. In 2001, she relocated to Dublin, Ohio for her husband’s Columbus Zoo veterinary position. Dr. Latimer has a special interest in medical acupuncture for veterinarians and was certified in 2012 through Colorado State’s MAV program. After 33 years of veterinary practice Dr. Latimer still loves her work. She enjoys learning new things from and about her patients.
Dr. Heidrich is a graduate of The Ohio State University, class of 1997. She has been practicing in Central Ohio for the past 14 years. In fact, you may remember Dr. Heidrich from when she worked at Best Friends from 1999 to 2003, when she gave birth to her son, Brayden. Before that, she worked with us as a Veterinary Student while she was attending veterinary school.