Patricia Dettlinger, Area Medical Director NE1 and NE2

Dr. Patricia Dettlinger received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. President of her class for three years, Dr. Dettlinger graduated a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary National Honor Society and received honors including the Pharmacia and Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine, and the Dean's Leadership Award. Dr. Dettlinger has been part of VCA Sterling since its inception, first as a veterinary technician, then as a veterinarian and Medical Director. She has special interests in surgery and emergency medicine. She works extensively with NEADS- Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, providing care for the dogs in training and participating in the prison pup program. Dr. Dettlinger is a clinical instructor at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and has served on the Admissions Committee. She enjoys numerous teaching opportunities at the school and hosts students in various level of their training at Sterling. She was honored to receive the 2009 Henry E. Childers Award in recognition of sustained and extraordinary contributions to the education of Cummings Veterinary students. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the Continuing Education Accreditation Committee. She is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Dr. Dettlinger is the VCA Area Medical Director for the NE1/NE2 regions and is proud to support this exceptional group of hospitals.

In her free time, Dr. Dettlinger enjoys sailing, fishing, paddleboarding, playing the violin and cello, and spending time with her husband and two labs.
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"I feel honored to be a part of this exceptional team who is truly dedicated to this profession, our clients, and their pets, in a way that inspires me daily."

~Patricia Dettlinger, D.V.M.

Patricia Dettlinger

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