David M. RutledgeV.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 are the cornerstones to great, quality healthcare.'
Richard C. TrayesV.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.
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.
Dr. Diehl graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Prior to veterinary school Dr. Diehl received his Bachelors of Science at Cornell University majoring in Animal Science.
While attending school Eric worked here at Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant.
Dr. Diehl is a local, being born and raised on the family farm in Damascus, PA. When not at the clinic, Dr. Diehl can be found helping on the family dairy and enjoying the great outdoors. Dr. Diehl currently lives in Damascus with his beagle, Lincoln. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.