Rio Vista Veterinary Hospital was established in 1987 at its current location by Dr. Keith Scudder. The property used had been in the Scudder family for generations. Placed adjacent to the Cohcoton River, the name Rio Vista, a Spanish term meaning “river view”, fit appropriately. In those early days, the hospital was surrounded by a rich area of agriculture and was a mainstay for veterinary care for large animals in the community.
Dr. Dodds is a native of Steuben county and grew up in Cohocton, NY. She attended Alfred State College for her associates in Veterinary Technology followed by the State University of New York at Geneseo for her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She then went on to attend the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, PEI Canada where she earned her Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dodds has a vast array of knowledge of all species including companion animals, exotics including pot bellied pigs, and farm animals. She will be offering new services in acupuncture as well as chiropractic; two great alternative medicine modalities that can be incorporated into our current cold therapy laser treatments. Dr. Dodds is also proficient at soft tissue general surgery, internal medicine and geriatric care. Dr. Dodds will also be offering ultrasound imaging services to our practice in the coming months. Dr. Dodds shares her life with her 12 year old beagle named Snape, her 2 year old cat named Simon, a small flock of Cochin chickens, and a large number of honey bees. She enjoys an array of outdoor activities including gardening, Kayaking, and snow shoeing.