Arts, Dining & Entertainment

‘The Dog Doc’ kicks off MNFF at Billings Farm and Musuem

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—The 10th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum will feature the documentary film, “The Dog Doc” in HD projection and surround sound, with complimentary refreshments. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Directed by Cindy Meehl, “The Dog Doc” profiles a maverick veterinarian and his dedicated team of doctors who create a mecca for pets and their owners looking for hope and a last chance for animal healing.  “The Dog Doc” poses deep questions about effective treatment, pushing humans to consider the difference between medication and integrative, holistic care. This sharply observed documentary offers an immersive view into a seldom seen world, painting a picture of pure dedication, empathy and joy.

Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin, lead veterinarian in the film, will attend and participate in a Q&A following each screening. Dr. Ruskin has been working in the veterinary field for more than 30 years and accomplished her childhood dream to be a veterinarian in 1998 when she graduated from the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine.  She has been practicing integrative medicine for the past 11 years and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Additionally Dr. Ruskin is taking coursework to be a certified veterinary herbalist.

“The Dog Doc” was the Opening Night film at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) in 2019. It appears at Billings Farm & Museum as part of the Vermont statewide tour of the top films from the MNFF 5th Annual Festival this past August.

Tickets prices are $11 adults (16 & up) and $6 children (under 16). BF&M members receive discounted prices. For a complete list of screenings and to purchase tickets visit or call 802-457-5303. Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12.

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