Ruth Marchant-Forde, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Purdue University
PhD, Demontfort University/U.K.


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.  Her husband, Jeremy, is also a research animal scientist with the USDA.  They are the proud parents 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 sports.