Dr. Ruth Forde began practicing at VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital following her graduation from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Originally from Galway, Ireland, she also has a PhD in pain and stress in animals and worked as a research animal scientist for the USDA at Purdue University before going back to vet school. Her husband, Jeremy, is also a research animal scientist with the USDA. They are the proud parents of two children, Millie and Harry and their household also includes two cats; Cutie and Lilac, and three dogs,; Rory, Pippa and Rainbow. In her free time she enjoys soccer, hiking, biking and most other outdoor activities.