VCA Westmoreland Animal Hospital

Leslie Rutherford, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Leslie Rutherford was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona She received her B.A. in Religion at Davidson College in North Carolina. After college, she worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles while volunteering at a local animal shelter. Finding more fulfillment in her volunteer work than in her day job led her to the pursuit of a degree in veterinary medicine. She received her DVM from the University of Illinois, followed with a year-long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver. She joined the team at VCA Westmoreland in August 2013. Dr. Rutherford is most interested in general practice and preventative healthcare but also enjoys internal medicine, dentistry, and wound management. When she is not at work, Dr. Rutherford enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 dogs. They also share their home with 2 cats, 3 chickens, and a lot of fur. In her spare time, she likes to garden, hike, and knit sweaters for her Chihuahua.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.