Richard Freedman, VMD, CCRT
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Freedman moved to Charlottesville in 1978 knowing that this is a great place for families. He was active in his children's high school athletic programs and is a lacrosse coach. He supports many community initiatives and provides substantial funding to many organizations and causes, especially the local chapter of the National Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Freedman and his staff have provided many hours of pro-bono service to needy pet owners and foster-care for pets that have been abandoned.
When not at the hospital, on the road teaching, or getting additional professional education, Dr. Freedman enjoys ballroom dancing, restoring and showing classic British sports cars, and pistol shooting.
INVALUABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
"For me, veterinary medicine is not just a career - it's a calling. That's why I have worked hard to obtain the best education possible. And it's also the reason I've taken so many advanced training courses over the years. I am dedicated to bringing the highest quality preventive medicine and surgical solutions to your pets, because they deserve nothing less."
VMD: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1978
BS: Gettysburg College, 1973
Certified: Canine Rehabilitation Therapist by CCRT from Animal Rehabilitation Institute.
Advanced Training Includes: Dentistry, Head & Neck Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Oral Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Pharmacology, and Endocrinology.
"Exciting advancements are being made in veterinary medicine every day, and I am proud to be involved in clinical studies that perfect new treatments, surgical procedures, and medications. It's an important part of helping veterinary medicine reach the standards of human medicine."
BRINGING YOU THE LATEST INNOVATIONS
Nominated: Practice of Excellence Award from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals & Veterinary Economics Magazine
Dr. Freedman is involved in helping to bring your pets the following advancements: Innovative Post-Operative Pain Medications, Soft-Cast Bandage Materials, Solutions for Hip Dysplasia, Advanced Knee Surgery for Dogs, Minimally invasive Thyroid Surgery for cats and Stem Cell Therapy.
"To make the most of what I've learned over the years, I participate in a number of professionsl associations. these activities allow me to share valuable information with aspiring veterinarians and esteemed colleagues alikke. And ultimately, it helps all of us offer your pets better care."
STRONG COMMITMENT TO THE PROFESSION
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Member: American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Information Network, International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.