About Us

Dr. Blackwood, a native of Birmingham, AL is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned his BS degree. He earned his veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in 1982.

Prior to the purchase of Walton County Animal Clinic, in the fall of 1985, Dr. Blackwood practiced veterinary medicine with Dr. Robert Shamblin in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Dr. Blackwood, his wife Ritchie, daughters Kellie and Mollie, and numerous pets have called DeFuniak Springs home for the past twenty-two years. The Blackwood family is a member of The First Presbyterian Church of DeFuniak Springs.

In his spare time, Dr. Blackwood enjoys experiementing with photography, spending time with his family, scuba diving, and taking his three dogs for trips to the farm.

Dr. Blackwood's love for the animals that he treats and his desire to improve veterinary medicine for his town has sent him to numerous continuing education seminars. Some of these seminars include pet dentistry, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, canine and feline diagnostics, and current treatments.

As well as wanting the best treatment for his own beloved pets, Dr. Blackwood wants the best for the ones trusted to his care.