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Dr. Rod Hartshorn, DVM | Medical Director

I joined Avenues Pet Clinic the year founder Dr. Jean Cotton opened it in 1983, first working relief, then as an Associate DVM, and starting in 2005 as an owner of the clinic.

I still find myself energized by our terrific patients and their devoted owners. For 36 years, each day at the Avenues continues to be a wonderful and fulfilling experience. As Director of Medical Services and Head of APC Emergency Services, I am here to serve you and the needs of your pets.

I graduated from the University of California at Davis, and am board-certified by both the American College of Laboratory Medicine (ACLAM) and the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine (ACVPM). I am also a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

In addition to my love of the practice, I served 21 years in the Air Force Veterinary Corps. My wife Laura and I raise and competitively show Miniature Schnauzers, 41 of which have earned their AKC Championships.


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