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Dr. Ronald H. Tolbert has owned and practiced at Red Oak Animal Hospital, LLC, located in South Fulton, Georgia for the past thirty five years. He runs a predominantly small animal practice that serves most of South Fulton, Georgia and many surrounding counties.
His interest in Veterinary Medicine began in 1969 when his father helped him secure employment with Charles E. Bild Animal Hospital, a prominent Miami Veterinarian who mentored him for several years. After High School he attended Tuskegee University where he earned the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, and Masters of Science in Parasitology in 1977 and 1979 respectively. He then received his Doctors of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 1983.
After two years as an Associate and Relief Veterinarian, he started a house-call practice servicing Large and Small Animals. In 1988 he opened Red Oak Animal Hospital, LLC with a client base of 300 clients. Today in his newly renovated building he has over 10,000 patients who he treats with great care.
He is an Accredited Veterinarian for the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. He has received training in Bioterrorism, and Disaster medicine through the Georgia Department of Agriculture which assists in the federal response to domestic and international animal disease outbreaks, threats, or natural disasters.
He has conducted volunteer presentations at local schools to promote interest in his profession and provided training and mentoring to many high school and college students, many of whom attended Tuskegee University. He trains Paramedics, Fireman, and Respiratory Therapist Students in Pediatric Intubation through the use of hands-on Feline Intubation “wet labs”.