Dr. Ray Rudd, a specialist in veterinary surgery, opened Braelinn Village Animal Hospital in February 1995. Dr. Rudd graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship and surgical residency at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. He successfully passed the boards of the AVMA American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991. His past experiences include teaching at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, owning a small animal surgery referral practice in Riverdale, Georgia, and research and development for Ethicon Endosurgery in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has authored over 20 papers in refereed journals. Dr. Rudd is active in the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.