Rita Stemeroff, DVM
I joined the clinic in May 2018. When I was in high school, I was sure I was going to be a doctor. Medicine interested me and I was eager to have a career with continual learning and helping other people. It wasn’t until my high school co-op placement at OVC, that I discovered veterinary medicine was actually the perfect fit for me. I met a very special patient there that was undergoing extensive treatment that would make any human miserable. This patient was not miserable and instead, greeted me with a tail wag every time I went to take him for a walk or offered him a pat on the head. Not only did he appreciate the attention, but he also made my day better by allowing me to help him. Animals are amazing in the ways they can impact us. They can make any bad day better by greeting you at the door with a toy in their mouth and a wagging tail. It was an easy decision for me to leave human medicine behind and pursue a career in veterinary medicine instead. I love interacting with both the animals and the humans that walk through the door every day. I thoroughly enjoy creating a tailored approach to the care for each and every patient and client.