Renee Rucinsky, DVM, Dipl., ABVP (Feline Specialty)
Our fearless leader Dr. Rucinsky, aka “Dr. R”, earned her DVM degree from the University of Missouri and went on to spend several extra years becoming board certified in feline medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners so she could offer a higher level of care to her patients and clients. She now participates in the approval process for other veterinarians hoping to earn feline specialist diplomate status, and contributed to the guidelines for hyperthyroid and nursing care for the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and diabetes care and fluid care for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Dr. R loves getting to know our clients and patients and it’s not unusual at all to hear laughter emanating from our exam rooms during her appointments. She’s owned by two wonderful cats named Truman and Crunch, and her greyhound Stan, with whom she enjoys hiking, zooming around dog parks, and even visiting local breweries (despite Stan being a teetotaler). Dr. R also believes that no home should be without an orange cat.

Dawn, RVT
Dawn is the backbone of nursing care at our practice. A registered veterinary technician (RVT) with over 20 years of experience, Dawn is the veterinary equivalent of an RN, working alongside Dr. R and using her skills to allow Dr. R time to focus on being a doctor. Dawn helped to design guidelines for nursing care for The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).

Dawn is a complete, well, smitten kitten when it comes to our patients. Her love for cats shines through her work in her gentle touch, her endearing “cat voice” she uses to talk to them, and her ability to read and understand their body language. Dawn and her husband Rob cohabitate with three darling felines and enjoy travel, birding, learning Italian, and just about anything that takes them outdoors. To learn more about the crucial role of registered veterinary technicians, click here.

Callie, Veterinary Assistant
Callie is an invaluable asset to MACH as a veterinary assistant. Helping to care for hospitalized patients, assisting clients on the phone, running appointments in the exam room – these are just a few of the duties she juggles on any given day. Veterinary assistants perform necessary tasks as delegated by veterinarians and technicians – in our case, Dr. R and Dawn. Callie is their “right-hand woman!”

Quick to make you laugh, determined and busy, Callie works another job besides MACH and attends college full-time. Her goal is to be a veterinarian, and we have no doubt she’ll achieve it!