Dr. Mike Wanchick

Veterinarian at Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Dr. Michael A. Wanchick, a native of West Virginia, obtained his undergraduate degree in microbiology and biochemistry at Miami University, a master's degree in biology at Georgia Southern University, and his doctorate at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Prior to opening Russell Ridge Animal Hospital in 2003 with Dr. Miller, he practiced small and mixed-animal medicine and surgery in Athens & Monroe, Georgia. 

He enjoys dermatology, ophthalmology, and preventative care medicine.  He and his family reside in Buford and have a great Dane, a Jack Russell terrier,a chihuahua and two cats.  He also enjoys boating, tennis, camping and backpacking.  

Dr. Wanchick practices primarily at the Apalachee Ridge location. 


Chrystal F.

My dog Storm loves this place and I do too! Dr. Wanchick is the best and the staff is awesome and very caring. I would never take my dog anywhere else. Thank you so much for the great care and services you provide.

Linda S.

Our dog, Chelsea was sick overnight and yesterday morning. Dr. Wanchick picked up his staff in the snow and drove to [the] hospital. It took Dr two hours to get to [the] hospital (because of all the roadblocks.) Dr. Wanchick treated Chelsea and was very professional. Thanks to Apalachee Ridge Hospital Dr. Wanchick and his staff for coming out in this bad weather and taking such wonderful care of Chelsea. I am forever grateful.

Jerry N.

Dr. Wanchick and his staff are all very dedicated, talented and caring professionals. They have provided our aging cats the best of care in both critical situations and normal office visits. We have trusted them for years.