Evelyn Richer, Medical Director

DVM

Dr. Evelyn “Eve” Richer is a General Practitioner who has been with VCA Cascade Animal Medical Center since 2004. She is currently the medical director.

Dr. Richer’s areas of professional interest include all things feline, and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. She is currently on the Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council. She especially likes helping people understand cats and how to enrich cats' lives.

After graduating high school in Kenyon, MN, Dr. Richer entered Wellesley College in Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1982. As a senior she wrote an honors thesis on the production and use of monoclonal antibodies in an enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay. That fall, she enrolled in the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After veterinary school, she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. She went on to practice in New Hampshire for a year, and then did some consulting while living in France for 3 years. She practiced in Massachusetts for 12 years before returning to Minnesota.She also participated in Project Samana, an outreach program of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, a spay-and-neuter clinic in the Dominican Republic in 2000.

She and her husband, Sebastien, a master craftsman in ornamental architectural metal work, have two daughters. The family provides a home for two cats: Matou, a domestic shorthair rescued from the streets of Cape Cod, and Tigron,a domestic shorthair found abandoned on a farm.

Dr. Richer’s hobbies include cross country skiing, hiking, canoeing, cooking, and reading in English and French. She is an assistant referee for U.S. Rowing, and a coach for the elementary school cross country ski club.

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