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Tammi Ruddle, DVM, DipACVS

Dr. Ruddle began her love for animals while growing up in a small rural town in Northeast Ohio. She attended Ashland University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Ruddle’s pursuit of her dream of becoming a veterinarian became real when she was accepted to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After graduation, Dr. Ruddle elected to pursue additional training in small animal surgery. She did a rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital and then a surgical internship at Mission MedVet in Kansas. Dr. Ruddle continued her education at Mission MedVet completing her residency here in 2005. Read more...

Dr. Ruddle became Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon in 2008. Tired of the cold weather, she relocated to Florida to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather and begin her surgical career.

Dr. Ruddle remains very active outside of work. She enjoys all the pleasures that Florida can offer in outdoor activities. She is also an avid traveler as she just finished an 11 day hike in Patagonia prior to her starting her at VHA.

Dr. Ruddle fell in love with Mavis a stray black mouth cur after she was brought in by the local police for being hit by a car. Knowing she could fix her broken leg and give her a good home, Dr. Ruddle adopted her. Mavis needed a dog friend, so Malin a rescue from Coastal Boxer Rescue was adopted. The two of them have caused many a grey hair on Dr. Ruddle’s head. The true master of the household is a fat sassy orange tabby named Cheddar.


At VHA we are not only a team but a family. Our team is built on a fundamental trust that each of us is here for the right reasons. We understand that each team member is equally valuable, and we help others whenever needed. Strong teamwork leads to greater efficiency and productivity, resulting in a lean, mean, veterinary machine. By the way, our team always has fun! Through collaboration, mutual respect and open communication, our team creates an exceptional veterinary experience one client at a time. Teamwork makes the dream work.

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