Dr. Rick Paynter was raised locally in Howard County and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduation, he and his wife adventured to the midwest, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. Despite thoroughly enjoying the charm of a more rural setting, he moved back to Maryland to begin his career as a small animal veterinarian.
Prior to joining us, Dr. Paynter worked at a successful small animal clinic in Montgomery County, MD for over 5 years. He has a passion for building relationships with clients and providing the best possible treatment for each individual pet’s needs. He has a soft spot for labs and Siamese kitties. His kitty, Bella, is a Blue Point Siamese who tries to run the place, but generally gets out-ranked by the 2-legged critters in the household!
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Paynter adores spending time with his family and enjoys being as active as possible and sharpening his skills as a home cook. He and his wife are actively involved at their church and are grateful to share life with both stateside and foreign communities through local outreach and international service trips.