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The Veterinary Team at Animal Medical Center

Dr. Rick Moore

Rick Moore, DVM

Dr. Rick Moore obtained his DVM degree from the University of Tennessee in 1982. Prior to veterinary school, he served as an active duty officer and pilot in the U.S. Army and in the Tennessee Army National Guard until 1984. He has been in private general practice for 30 years. He has served as President of his local professional veterinary chapter and has been an active member of the American Animal Hospital Association, serving on the Council of 100 and as Regional Director.

Dr. Moore maintains professional associations with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Feline Practitioner's Association, and the Emergency and Critical Care Society. He also has memberships with the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and the North Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Moore feels that quality medicine, client education and building relationships are the most important aspects of his job. He enjoys the small, private practice atmosphere where he can become intimately involved in his patient's healthcare needs. He loves veterinary medicine and looks forward to coming to work each and every day.

In his spare time, Dr. Moore enjoys working on his farm, gardening and spending time with his family. He is married to Joan, who works with him in the practice. They have three grown children and are grandparents to Emma Cate and Broughton.They also have the "best dog in the world", Jackson, a Yellow Labrador Retriever.

Animal Medical Center Staff


Leigh, Receptionist

Born and raised in Jasper, Georgia, Leigh began her career in veterinary medicine as a high school senior. She came to work for Animal Medical center in 1997, left briefly after 11 years of service and has returned to rejoin the staff at AMC. She is married to Eddie and they have a beautiful daughter, Ashley, a student at Jacksonville State University. It's hard to believe that Ashley was only in kindergarten when Leigh first came to work at AMC.

Leigh has always had a soft heart for Chihuahuas and continues to share her home with her canine children, Blade and Ellee.


Candis, Veterinary Technician

Candis has returned to the world of veterinary medicine to share her knowledge and love of animals with the Cartersville Bartow Veterinary Group. She previously worked for Animal Medical Center for 9 years as a Veterinary Assistant and a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She took a three-year break to work in the human health care field as a personal care giver.

Candis has lived in the Calhoun community for most of her life She is the mother of two beautiful, strong willed daughters, LeAnn and Rebecca as well as her furry babies, Buddy, a Boxer mix and Monkey, a bobtail Calico.


Joan, Hospital Administrator

Joan is the wife of Dr. Moore and her primary duty is as Hospital Administrator. She is a Cartersville native and a Registered Nurse by training. Joan is the glue that holds everything together and the one person in the practice that can fix most anything. She and Dr. Moore are the parents to Jillian & Heath, Joseph and Justin and grandparents to Emma Cate and Broughton. Spending time with her grandchildren is the highlight of her life. She also enjoys photography and is an avid gardener.