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.
Member: American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Information Network, International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.
"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."
Emily Whitmore, DVM
Born and raised in Charlottesville, Dr.Whitmore is excited to be back in her hometown after spending many years of schooling in other parts of the state. She is an alumna of Western Albemarle High School and the College of William and Mary. She received her veterinary training at Virginia Tech and then worked at a practice in Martinsville, VA. Dr.Whitmore is very excited to be back in Cavalier Country! In her free time she enjoys being active, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her hound mix Kona; playing soccer, running, especially in the Women's 4 miler, working out in the wee hours of the morning with the Seal Team PT and traveling to exotic locations.