Dr. J. Bruce Williams
The son of a large-animal veterinarian, Bruce Williams has fond memories of working with his father, assisting in calving or foaling. He loved helping with the miracle of life and wanted to keep doing it—now he can as the Owner and Veterinarian at Arcadia Veterinary Clinic!
Dr. Williams was born in Logan, Utah, and moved to Heber City two years later. He attended Utah State University for his undergraduate studies, then was accepted to veterinary school after three years, graduating from Oregon State University with his DVM. After vet school, Dr. Williams immediately moved back to Heber Valley, the location he loves.
As a veterinarian, Bruce particularly enjoys surgery and internal medicine. He also likes helping in emergency and critical care situations and returning a safe pet to their grateful family.
Dr. Williams has two cats that love to snuggle at night. His dog Jed does numerous tricks, including bowing on command! In his spare time, Bruce enjoys water sports. He started wake boarding at the age of 55, thanks to the prompting of his family. He also has retained his passion for football since he was a kid and now manages a fantasy football league.
Dr. Rustin Pickett
Growing up in Fayette, Utah, Rustin worked at a local dairy farm from the age of 14 to the time he moved away for graduate school. Working around so many animals, from dogs and cats to cattle and race horses, Rustin saw firsthand the invaluable nature of veterinarians. Even as a youngster, it was evident to him how much compassion and care he could provide, and he was inspired to become a veterinarian!
Dr. Pickett completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Southern Utah University. He also received his teaching certificate for biology and chemistry while studying there. After that, he was accepted to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with his DVM after four years of hard work. Rustin began working at Arcadia Veterinary Clinic in 2010 as an Associate Veterinarian and has loved every minute of it!
Dr. Pickett particularly likes surgery and the hands-on finesse it requires. Reproduction is another area that is very interesting to him as a veterinary professional.
Outside of work, Rustin has many hobbies. He likes building things with his hands, and has built his parents’ kitchen cabinets, a gun cabinet, a cedar chest, a shed, and finished the basement of his house! He also likes gardening and outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and camping. He’s also an avid hunter and says his some of his fondest moments have occurred while archery hunting with his dad.
Dr. Pickett has been married to his wife Kourtney for almost 11 years. They have three children: Brynnlie, a happy blonde girl who loves anything, Bronson who loves to fight and kick, and Kason who enjoys anything that another sibling is doing. The family has two dogs, Sadie and Bentley, and a cat named Minnie Mouser.