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Call us at (434) 985-7924


Our very own Dr. Chip Godine was awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award by the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in a special awards ceremony held this past April. Congratulations, Dr. Godine!

We are very proud your contributions to veterinary medicine!!


We are here to provide the best care for you and your pet!


If you live in Greene, Charlottesville, Madison, Orange or any surrounding area in Virginia, and need a trusted veterinarian for you pets--look no further!

RAH a full-service veterinary clinic, located in Ruckersville, VA on Route 29 South behind the Blue Ridge Cafe! Our services include general surgery and medicine, preventative medicine, geriatric care, orthopedic evaluations, digital x-ray, full dental services, ultrasound/echocardiograms, therapeutic laser treatment and compassionate end-of-life care for cats and dogs.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call (434) 985-7924 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinary office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for our pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

"Compassionate and quality care for your pet, service and value for you."

Dr. Richard Godine
Ruckersville Veterinarian & Owner


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Meet Our Veterinarians!

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Richard "Chip" L. Godine

    Dr. Godine grew up in Baltimore and nearby Advanced Mills. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School and was a letterman on the UVa lacrosse team in the mid-1970's. Dr. Godine's special interests in Veterinary Medicine include ultrasound, cardiology, laser therapy and orthopedic surgery. He is one of a handful of surgeons in Virginia trained to perform TTA's in the repair of cruciate disease. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, and playing golf.

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  • Dr. Caroline K. Godine

    Dr. Caroline grew up in White Marsh, Maryland, and received a BS in Dairy Science from the University of Maryland. Her special interests include reproduction, dermatology and soft tissue surgery. When Dr. Caroline isn't practicing Veterinary Medicine, she can be found volunteering at her church, giving veterinary presentations to local schools, breeding and raising adorable Labrador puppies, traveling, and spending time with her husband and four adult children.

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  • Dr. Janet N. Robertson

    Dr. Robertson is a native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and moved to the Ruckersville area in 1980. She has a special interest in feline medicine and also enjoys all types of surgery. When not working, Dr. Robertson enjoys traveling and vacationing with her family.

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  • Dr. Ashley H. Bruce

    Dr. Bruce grew up near Richmond, VA and recently moved to the Ruckersville area. She wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age and enjoyed volunteering at animal shelters and riding horses. Before going on to vet school, she majored in Biology at UMW where she did a research project with cornsnakes and kept two as pets. Her medical interests include gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and diagnostic ultrasound. She enjoys playing with her two dogs and two cats, and spending time with her husband, two little girls, and son.

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  • Dr. Kayla Odom

    Growing up in the small town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, Dr. Odom acquired the interest of helping animals during high school while working at a local veterinary hospital. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science and then pursued her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University.

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Read What Our Clients Say

    Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

    Jane Doe

    Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment

    Maya Smith / Los Angeles, CA

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