Dr. Tammy Thorley Hickin is a 1988 graduate of Muskingum University and a 1992 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her career began as a mixed animal veterinarian in Perry County. Wanting to focus on small animal medicine, she and her family moved to Pataskala and she joined Dr Joe Crock in 1998 at The Animal Hospital of Pataskala. After buying the practice in 1999, she slowly built up the practice, increasing staff numbers while updating and adding to the building. After being a practice owner for 21 years, in late 2020 she sold the practice to Dr Harris and plans to continue to practice veterinary medicine at The Animal Hospital of Pataskala for many years. Dr Hickin enjoys the bonds she forms with her clients and their pets. Her passion for veterinary medicine is as strong as ever. Dr Hickin and her husband Tim have successfully raised and launched 2 sons, Kyle and Joshua. Her passions outside of veterinary medicine are spending time with her family, travel, and reading.