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Ruth Marchant Forde
Medical Director DVM

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. She is the proud mother 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.


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