Dr. Rule joined Countryside Veterinary Hospital in November of 2006. Her previous years of experience have been in a high-quality practice setting working along side board-certified veterinary surgeons.
Dr. Rule is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where she grew up with many animals and spent time showing hunter-jumpers on the A-circuit and fox hunting.
Dr. Rule is passionate about pursuing continuing education so that your pet can have the most current care available. She enjoys passing this knowledge along to pet owners and their families. Having had many inspiring mentors in the process of becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Rule welcomes questions from parents and their interested children about her career path. She enjoys the process of mentoring promising students as they work towards application to veterinary school.
Dr. Rule lives in rural Massachusetts with her three boys, baby girl, scientist/inventor "rock star" husband, and an entourage of animals. In addition to her English Cocker Spaniels, there is a gentle corn snake, frogs, various fish, and many beehives to nurture. When she is not working or homeschooling her children, Dr. Rule enjoys her involvement in Highrock Acton as a Sunday school teacher, marathoning (20 and counting), cooking, and gardening.
Education: Duke University, BS Biological Sciences, May 1993 / NC State University of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, May 2000 / Phi Zeta, Veterinary Honor Society, Awards for Companion Animal Clinical Proficiency and Excellence in Veterinary Dermatology.