Founder of Rockledge Veterinary Clinic
“Becoming a veterinarian has been and still is my greatest accomplishment. I can’t think of a more rewarding career. Besides taking care of my patients, the highlight of my job is working with the best staff in the world.”
Francie Rubin began her career as a veterinary technician in 1974, knowing that her passion for animal care and welfare would only be realized by becoming a veterinarian. In 1989 she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After starting her own practice in 1994, Dr. Rubin enrolled in and completed Dr. Richard Pitcairn’s Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy.
In 1994, Dr. Rubin founded Rockledge Veterinary Clinic in a small building on Sylvania Avenue. In 2003, she purchased “that old house behind the trees” on Huntingdon Pike and, while keeping the integrity of the original Victorian structure, turned it into a modern veterinary clinic.
Twice a year, Dr. Rubin travels to Arizona and New Mexico with a group of veterinarians who donate their time to spay, neuter, vaccinate and provide veterinary care to the pets of Native Americans. She finds this opportunity to give back extremely fulfilling.
Dr. Rubin lives in Rydal with her partner of 20+ years and her beloved dogs, Gemma and Hopi.
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