Dr. Rich Long
was born and raised in Colfax, Washington, a small farming town on the Eastern side of the state. While growing up, he worked on ranches in the area. His father was the veterinarian in Colfax, so it was natural that he spent a lot of time working with him and developed his interest in Veterinary medicine at a young age.
Upon graduation from High School, Dr. Long attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Range and Animal Science. He then attended New Mexico State University and finished a Master's of Science in Animal Science before moving to Corvallis to enter Veterinary School at Oregon State University.
After graduating from OSU and a two year stint at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Lynwood, Washington, Dr. Long joined the staff as an Associate Veterinarian at Klamath Animal Clinic in December of 1989. He currently practices small and large animal medicine and surgery.
Dr. Long is also a Public Health Officer in the Oregon Air National Guard. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and continues to support the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field.
Dr. Long and his wife Lori reside in Klamath Falls where they have four children and an extended family of dogs, cats and horses.