Meet Our Veterinary Team

Our team is compassionate and dedicated to enhancing your pet’s quality of life as well as educating you on basic pet health needs.
Serving Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, and surrounding areas for over 20 years.

We are proud to offer you and your pet quality and affordable veterinary care in an atmosphere that you will find comfortable and friendly. We have experienced veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, and caring staff and we look forward to meeting you and your pet.

Thomas Rics

Dr. Thomas Ricks

Founder

Dr. Ricks is the founder of Town and Country Animal Hospital. He has numerous years of experience treating avian, exotic, canine, and feline patients. Dr. Ricks is one of three veterinarians in the state that is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Camille. When he is not at the clinic, you can typically find him on the golf course.

Dr. Katie Ebers

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Ebers graduated from Mississippi State University and has been practicing for 12 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, a Master’s degree in public health equivalency, and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, all of which are from Mississippi State University. Go Dawgs! Dr. Ebers is a member of the AVMA and MVMA, to which she currently serves as the Alternate Delegate for the AVMA House of Delegates. She prides herself in developing a relationship with the pet and the clients. She believes that we are a team that together makes the best decisions about the pet’s health. And who doesn’t love pet snuggles?

She loves to run and tries to run a race every few months. She also loves to travel and is always up for an adventure. She loves spending time with her family. Her family includes her husband, Eric, who is a college baseball coach, son Enoch, daughter Ellie, dog Seuss, and two cats named Mocha and Nacho.

Dr. Rochelle Terrebonne

Veterinarian (On Leave)

Dr. Rochelle Terrebonne was born and raised in a small town called Golden Meadow, LA. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Technology at Louisiana State University in 2011. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts (Caribbean) and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Terrebonne lives with her 3 fur babies- kitties named Allie Cat and Josie Pearl and a small ball of puppy energy named Rubie Jane, In her free time she enjoys spending time with my friends and family. She also loves the outdoors- hunting, fishing, hiking, etc.

She prides herself in preventative medicine. She firmly believes that more attention given to keeping her patients healthy equals more quality years my clients can spend with their pets. She wants her clients to be able to enjoy as much time with their loving fur babies as possible.

Deanna Miller

Practice Manager
Deanna has been practicing since March 1994. She attended JCJC and PRCC. She takes pride in quality care for her patients and positive experiences for patients and their owners.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends and her furry babies. In her free time, she also likes to read.

Taryn

Taryn

Receptionist
Taryn went to school at the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH. She prides herself on fast, friendly, customer service while maintaining special relationships with clients as well as the experience of watching a sick pet finally feel like themselves again.

She competes with and trains American Quarter Horses, enjoys park days with her 3 dogs, and travels with her husband, Robert.

Missy

Carley

Receptionist
Carley grew up in Wiggins, MS on a family farm where she still lives and cares for many different animals. There is not an animal she does not love, even the scaly, creepy, and crawly.

She enjoys playing video games, painting, and spending time with her “zoo,” which includes a snake, a turtle, rats, horses, cats, and dogs!

Missy

Missy

Veterinary Technician
Missy attended school at Oak Grove and has been practicing for 16 years. Most of all she loves caring for animals the way she cares for her own. She likes to make both the clients and animals feel comfortable with her and what she is doing.

She loves spending time with her son, Carter as well as her crew of animals. She loves reading, gardening, and wildlife rehab.

Laurie

Laurie

Veterinary Technician
Laurie has been an intermittent employee of Town and Country since 1991. She has gained a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wildlife and exotics. She enjoys her visits with family in the West and exploring national parks.

Mechelle

Veterinary Technician
Mechelle has lived across the United States, residing in Missouri, Florida, and California. She has a wide range of skills and hobbies like Pokemon, ghost hunting, studying Tudor history, reading, floating the creek, cooking, and sleeping. She also enjoys life on the farm with her dogs (Nahla, Yuna, and Margaux), cats (Kairi and Eclipse), a macaw named Maui, and MANY others.
Lauren

Lauren

Veterinary Technician
Lauren has been practicing for almost 12 years. Nothing makes her happier than seeing a fur baby get the care and love they deserve. Also, educating clients on proper care. It is always rewarding, just knowing she is making a difference in somebody’s life!

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has 2 girls, 3 pups, and 4 kitty boys. They fill her time with bundles of cuddles!

Katie

Veterinary Technician
Katie grew up in Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, GA, but she has been residing in MS for the last 6 years. She has 3 fur babies (KC, Max, and Nola) and a bearded dragon. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, deep sea fishing, and trying new restaurants with her fiance. In the future, she hopes to earn her Master’s in Biology and attend vet school!

Paige

Kennel Technician
Paige was homeschooled up until she went to the Youth Challenge Academy and after went to Penn Foster University. She takes pride in giving her patients the love and compassion that they will need to get better.

In her free time, she likes to be outdoors, spending time with family and friends and working with wildlife, and volunteering.

Christine R.

Kennel Technician
Christine went to school in Germany and has been practicing for 8 years. It makes her happy to be around animals and try to take care of them as if they were hers.

In her free time, she trains her dogs and her miniature horses.

Vale

Kennel Technician
Vale is currently attending Penn Foster College. She takes pride in knowing she is giving them all her efforts to give them the best care.

She enjoys spending time with her friends or pets.

Madi

Madi

Madi grew up in Houston, MS. She recently got married in October of 2022 and has six fur babies (Cash, Scout, Ellie Mae, Darla, Clover and Stormy). In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and play with her dogs. She aspires to one day go to vet school.
Micah

Micah

Micah grew up in Florida but he has been residing in MS for the last 12 years. He has 5 fur babies (Molly, Penny, Max, Piper, and Daisy). In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, photography, and trying new restaurants with his fiancé. He is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program and aspires to become a veterinarian assistant.
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Oneste

Receptionist

Meet Oneste, originally from Meridian, now thriving in Hattiesburg for the past five years. With a lively- lab puppy named Blakley by her side, Oneste is preparing for a promising journey into the realm of Physical Therapy through future schooling. 
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Christina

Receptionist

Meet Christina, originally from Columbia, she now calls Hattiesburg home. With six years of residency in Hub City, Christina has established roots and a passion for animal care. She shares her home with her husband, five dogs and two pet rats. Christina is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program and is on the fast track to expanding her veterinary knowledge and skills.
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Kim

Certified Veterinary Technician

Meet Kim, our seasoned cat whisperer extraordinaire. With over a decade of hands-on experience and an undeniable passion for animal care, Kim brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Whether it’s administering treatments or providing TLC, Kim ensures that our furry friends receive top-notch care. We’re delighted to have her onboard, ensuring that every purr and paw is in the best hands possible.
Sweets

Sweets

Emotional Support Specialist
Neva

Neva

Practice Supervisor