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Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center celebrates 50 years of accreditation


RUTLAND -Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center is earning recognition for practicing the gold standard of veterinary medicine for 50 consecutive years.
Since 1963, Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association's (AAHA) Standards of Accreditation. Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by AAHA. To maintain accredited status, Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center must continue to be evaluated regularly by the association's consultants.
"I would like to congratulate Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center on reaching this significant milestone," said Michael Cavanaugh, executive director and CEO of AAHA. "Choosing to be AAHA accredited and maintaining that for a half century demonstrates true commitment to veterinary excellence by the entire practice team."
Dr. Rob Macpherson, owner of Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center, says that maintaining the prestigious accreditation requires an exceptional level of medical care and client service from the practice team. "AAHA accredited hospitals pass a stringent evaluation of over 900 standards covering patient care, client service and medical protocols.  By achieving this status, we are demonstrating our commitment to provide the very best care to our patients and pet owners, each and every day."
The clinic was founded in 1961 by Dr. Donald Icken, who later sold the practice to Dr. Lisa Geovjian. Under her leadership, the clinic expanded to offer additional examination rooms, updated and more comfortable housing for boarded and hospitalized pets, expansion of the lobby, treatment room, and surgical suite, as well as state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Macpherson joined the staff in 1999, and purchased the practice in 2009.  He specializes in advanced surgeries, including complex orthopedic and soft tissue repair.
Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center provides routine veterinary medicine and surgery, including preventive care exams, vaccines, spays, neuters, dentistry, x-rays, ultrasounds and laser therapy.  They also offer boarding and grooming, and sell pet food. Emergency service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. The team of veterinarians includes Dr. Rob Macpherson, Dr. Robin Crossman, Dr. Heidi Homuth and Dr. Patricia Hannegan.
Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center is located at 90 E. Pittsford Road in Rutland, and can be reached at (802) 773-2779.  For more info visit www.rutlandvet.com.