About The Doctor

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    Mercy Animal Clinic is owned and operated by Rick Hamlin, DVM. Dr. Hamlin graduated from Texas A&M University Veterinary School in 1986 and has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Richardson/Garland/Murphy area ever since.

    Mercy Animal Clinic serves the George Bush Corridor providing excellent pet care for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Murphy, and Sachse. 

    Dr. Hamlin built Kindness Small Animal Hospital in 1992 and owned it until selling in 2005. He continued to practice veterinary medicine in the area and decided in 2012 he wanted to build a new practice. He and his brother built Mercy Animal Clinic in 2012 and he opened its doors in 2013. 

    He is a huge advocate for rescued animals and is proud to see most of the 501c 3 Rescues in the DFW area!

    When Dr. Hamlin is not at the clinic during and after hours caring for your pets, he enjoys traveling the globe with his daughter and going to the gym. 

    You will be greeted by Carl, Roger, Geep, and Cassidy our clinic cats and Dog! They are eager to help take care of you and your pets as well! We look forward to meeting you and serving all of your pet's needs!


  • Nicole
    Practice Manager

    Nicole joined the MAC family in 2016 with over 15 years of veterinary experience. She and her husband have 3 kids, 3 dogs Rusty, Ruby and Penny, plus one cat named Kitty! She is second in command at this practice and also is our designated Rescue coordinator who is always willing to help with anything you and your pet may need! In her free time she enjoys shopping with her daughter and going out to eat at fancy restaurants!

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    Vet Tech.

    Olivia came to us in 2019 with a tremendous amount of love for animals. She is a registered Vet tech and also has a passion for rescue animals. She is amazing with the patients as well as the clients. We are so happy to have her be a part of our team!

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    Mo Huerta
    Lead Receptionist-Lead Vet Tech

    Mo joined us in January 2023. He came with vet assistant experience and quickly moved up to lead reception and lead technician here. He is always willing to help you and you pet in any situation and always with a smile.

  • Receptionist
    Elaina Cook

    Elaina has been with us since December 2021. She is currently attended Texas State and is on her way to becoming a veterinarian one day. She will greet you and your pet with a huge smile and help in any way she can to make you feel welcome!

  • Surgical Tech
    Ashley Kennedy

    Ashley came to us in 2022 with previous animal training experience. She is our surgery tech. You will see her helping Dr. Hamlin at times in appointments and is very gentle in handling your pet. 

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    Amber Ruic
    Front Desk

    Amber joined the Mac family in 2023. She is extra good with client communications and tending to all the front desk needs. When she is not up front helping you book your appointments or checking you out she is at home with her beautiful daughter Sage.

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