Our Veterinarians:

Dr. Ruth, DVM Practice Owner
Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Ruth a native of Big Rapids, Michigan received a Bachelor of Science from Ferris State University in 2008. In 2012, she completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and shortly after began pursuing advanced training in small animal surgery. She completed a one-year rotating internship at the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Arizona and a one-year surgical internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Ruth returned to the Midwest in 2014 to complete a one-year Research Fellowship with the Clinical Investigation Center at the University of Minnesota and following a three-year Small Animal Surgery Residency at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.
Dr. Ruth returned to Riversbend in July 2018 to bring specialized surgery services to Big Rapids. She has a special interest in orthopedic surgery, specifically fracture repair and polytrauma. Outside of the hospital Dr. Ruth enjoys photography, birdwatching, traveling and spending time with her family, which includes three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Dexter, Fox and Mable and her cat Figaro.