David M. Rutledge, V.M.D.
Dr. David Rutledge received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Rutledge majored in Animal Science at Penn State University. He worked as a veterinary assistant in the summers while attending school and joined the staff at the Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic in 1993. In 2000, Dr. Rutledge became co-owner of CRVC.
David and his wife Michele live in Rileyville with their three sons, Corey, Jonathan, and Alec. Their furry family members include their dogs Blu and Bella, cats Bryce and Bad Kitty, Butters a rabbit, African Grey Parrot Butch, and their goats Leroy and Mocha. David's hobbies include RVing, watching ice hockey, and spending time in the great outdoors.
Dr. Rutledge is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Northeast Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Society, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the PA Lamplighters Camping Club.
Dr. Rutledge has special interests in dentistry, ultrasound and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Rutledge's philosophy of veterinary care: "I enjoy veterinary medicine because I not only get to help make my animal patient's lives better but also their owner's lives as well. I strongly believe in the human-animal bond and the positive health effects this bond has on a pet and the whole family. I believe compassion and education is the cornerstone to great quality healthcare."
Richard C. Trayes,V.M.D.
Dr. Trayes was raised in Bangor, attended Bangor High School, and married his sweetheart on the day of the Watergate break-in. He attained his bachelor's degree from Lafeyette College and his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Trayes joined Dr Burlein at Cherry Ridge VC in 1976 and has made it his home ever since.
He enjoys spending time in the garden in spring and summer, water skiing in summer, the Philadelphia Eagles in fall, and downhill skiing in winter. He also treasures his family; wife Celia, three children, five grandchildren, and always the dogs. Currently taking up floor space are the two labs, Steve and Rigger, and one mixed up dog, Ruby.
His veterinary interests include surgery, behavior, and observing the interaction and love between his clients and their pets. He has been part of the growth of Cherry Ridge Veterinary clinic from mixed animal to state of the art small animal and has enjoyed it all. Dr. Trayes feels lucky to work in a practice with talented and caring doctors and staff.
Dr. Trayes is a member of the Northeast Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.
Brittany Gross, V.M.D.
Dr Gross is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school she completed an Emergency and ICU internship at Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She returned to Pennsylvania to continue working as an emergency veterinarian at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (VREC) in Clarks Summit, PA. In 2015 Dr Gross began working relief at Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic and joined the clinic full time in 2016.
Dr Gross is a local - she was born and raised in South Sterling, PA. She received her bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Vermont.
She enjoys sports and staying active. She rowed crew for the University of Vermont and played ice hockey for the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys biking, skiing and hiking with her border collie, Piper.
Dr Gross is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.
Mary Ann Ostrander, D.V.M.
Dr. Maryann Ostrander graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Prior to obtaining her DVM, she graduated with a Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences degree at Penn State University. Her professional interests include internal medicine, behavior and wellness/preventative medicine. Dr. Ostrander is a member of the AVMA and PVMA.
Maryann and her husband Dan live in Beach Lake and have recently welcomed a new baby girl into their family. They also share their home with 2 rescue dogs (Spencer and Nova), Tasha the cat and Zoey the horse. In her personal time, she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with family and baking.
Craig J. Spisak, D.V.M.
Dr. Craig brings over 15 years of veterinary experience with him, having worked part-time in a variety of small animal practices and emergency rooms throughout Pennsylvania. His experience encompasses all aspects of small animal and exotic animal care and he is skilled in a variety of medical and surgical procedures. His particular area of expertise is internal medicine and emergency care.
Dr. Craig is a licensed veterinarian in both Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. His training includes an internship and clinical assistantship at the University of Florida, PCTR at LSU-SVM. Dr. Craig is AVMA-ECFVG Certified and a member of the AVMA, PVMA, and the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics. He continues to keep up on the latest developments in veterinary medicine by taking continuing education courses and regularly attends the North American Veterinary Conference, Western Veterinary Conference and Critical Cal Conference. He has also written articles on the handling of difficult dystocia cases that appeared in Dog World Magazine.
Dr. Craig enjoys being a veterinarian because he loves working with clients, finding each case to be a different challenge and feels that it is his responsibility to research diligently for a solution to the problem to help their patient get better. Dr. Craig says, "All my life, I have always tried to help animals have better lives." Through the years, he has had many animals of his own and so he also understands the strong bond owner's share with their pets and the importance of caring for a pet as a valuable family member.
During his spare time Dr. Craig enjoys traveling, swimming and golfing. He and his wife also love spending time with their two comical Miniature Schnauzers, a feisty old Parrot and a multitude of Tropical fish.