Owner / Veterinarian
Get to know the owner of Dallas Veterinary Clinic: Raised Locally, Trained Globally
Dr. Ashley Warren Priddy always knew he would be a veterinarian. His love and understanding of animals is underscored by a genuine fondness of the owners as well, and his ability to communicate and understand the needs of both humans and animals makes him a talented and lovable local veterinarian.
Dr. Priddy was born in Manhattan, NYC and then lived a short while in Washington, D.C. before moving back to his father’s hometown of Dallas in the early 1980s. Dr. Priddy grew up in Dallas and some of his fondest memories are with the family dog, Oliver, walking in Lakeside Park or splashing in Turtle Creek. Dr. Priddy’s first job as a teenager in Dallas was cleaning kennels.
After graduating from Highland Park High School, he attended Baylor University and obtained a degree in history with a minor in business. There, he adopted his first dog, who was additional inspiration to his lifelong veterinary aspirations. Dr. Priddy met the love of his life (also an Ashley!) at Baylor. Together, they make Dallas Veterinary Clinic the local place that everyone is warm-and-fuzzy happy to take their pets for world-class veterinary care.
The Vet-Vet (Veteran-Veterinarian)
Upon graduating from Baylor and after the events of September 11th, Dr. Priddy fulfilled long-time desire to serve his country, inspired by generations of ancestors who served, by enlisting in the United States Army. Originally an intelligence analyst and then a logistical coordinator for a DENCOM unit at Ft. Hood, Dr. Priddy proudly served the USA and was honorably discharged after four years.
A World of Experience
Dr. Priddy graduated from the University Of Glasgow School Of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland, home to the most advanced small animal hospital in Europe and rivaling any in the world. During the 5 year veterinary surgeon program, which is one year longer in Britain than in the USA, he performed 26 weeks of required clinical studies outside of the University’s teaching, and worked with a wide range of animals in addition to dogs and cats, including sheep, cattle, horses, poultry, wildlife, and exotics, in addition to small companion animals.
In addition to several years of experience treating and performing surgeries on companion animals in the United States, Dr. Priddy has worked with sheep in Scotland delivering lambs, on a dairy farm in the United Kingdom, and with horses at an equine facility dedicated to riding for people with disabilities. In 2011, Dr. Priddy volunteered with Tree of Life for Animals in Rajasthan, India, where he performed surgeries and assisted with procedures on underprivileged and abandoned animals, ranging from dogs and cats to cattle, monkeys, camels and goats.
Dr. Priddy is licensed to practice veterinary medicine world-wide, as he is licensed in North America and is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (eligible to practice in England, Scotland, N. Ireland, Wales, all European Union countries, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand).
Dr. Priddy is involved in various professional and community organizations and is always seeking additional opportunities to grow and give back. Some organizations and professional associations include: American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Dallas County Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, American Legion Post 453, and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Dr. Priddy also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Veterinary Technician program at Cedar Valley College.
Education has always been a principal value that Dr. Priddy believes does not end with a diploma but is a lifelong journey. Dr. Priddy consistently records more than fifty (50) hours per year of continuing education (as opposed to the 17 minimum required by the licensing board). While much of this time is in local community veterinary continuing education courses and self-study at home, Dr. Priddy regularly gets out of his comfort zone and travels to other countries to learn new perspectives in vet medicine. This directly benefits Dallas Veterinary Clinic’s patients with a broader base of knowledge and a fresh perspective that is unparalleled in Dallas.
When he is not lovingly caring for your pets at Dallas Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Priddy enjoys outdoor pursuits, travel, scuba diving and running. He is happy to have settled back in Dallas with his wife Ashley, four year old son (who was born in Scotland, but is definitely an all-American boy!), one year old daughter and dog, Chloe, who is back in her native TX after traveling the world with the family.