Dr. David Ricks grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University, where he graduated from veterinary school in 2001. He spent his first two years out of vet school at a large animal clinic in Raleigh, NC, before moving to Whitesboro, Texas, where he worked for Harris Equine Hospital, specializing in equine reproduction.
While in Whitesboro, Dr. Ricks helped manage mares for a number of large breeding farms in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma, where he aided with and performed several thousand successful embryo transfers. He joined Brazos Valley Equine Hospitals in Navasota, Texas in 2008. A year later, Dave moved to Brazos Valley Equine Hospitals in Stephenville, Texas and now performs veterinary services at Brazos Valley Stallion Station LP.
Dave and his wife Janine live in Granbury, Texas. Dave has his pilot license and enjoys flying. He also enjoys hunting mule deer, white-tailed deer, and elk.