Dr. Ricky Hughes
Dr. Hughes is a native of Hot Spring County. He is a graduate of Ouachita High School. Dr. Hughes received his undergraduate degree from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A few months after graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Hughes opened Hughes Animal Hospital in Malvern in the fall of 1989.
In 2013, Dr. Hughes sold his practice which afforded him the opportunity to travel across the southern United States and to other countries as he served as President of the American Brahman Breeders Association for two years. Dr. Hughes continued to work in the veterinary field, providing veterinary relief services for other veterinarians outside of Hot Spring County. In February 2017, Dr. Hughes went back into practice in Malvern in a temporary location while construction was completed on a new office. The new office opened in late September 2017. Dr. Hughes is happy to be working in and serving Malvern and Hot Spring County again.
Dr. Hughes and his wife Myra have two adult children and one grandson. Dr. Hughes still enjoys raising cattle and working on his cattle farm but especially loves spending time with his grandson Jace.