Meet Our Staff
Dr. Rob Macpherson
Dr. Macpherson feels very blessed to be part of a tremendous profession. He finds it so rewarding to see the bond that exists between pets and their families, and feels that the greatest reward is seeing the joy on people's faces when pets are treated and are well enough to go back home. He is the owner of the Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center.
Dr. Macpherson graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1992 and has worked in Vermont since 1999. His passion is surgery and he specializes in orthopedic issues like cranial cruciate ligament disease and knee cap luxation repairs, as well as more advanced soft tissue surgeries. He knows his success is owed in large part to having a tremendous team of individuals who share the passion for providing cats, dogs, and their owners the very best in medical and surgical care.
In addition to his wife and three children, Dr. Macpherson's family includes Harper, the black lab, and their cat, Luna. In his spare time he enjoys reading, outdoor activities, camping, and watching his children's sporting events.
Dr. Heidi Crane
Dr. Heidi Crane is a graduate of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and has an undergraduate degree from Tufts University. She grew up in upstate New York but spent four years practicing in Colorado after graduating from veterinary school. She returned east to complete an internship in New Jersey, where she had the opportunity to work with board-certified practitioners in a variety of specialties, including surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, and oncology. Following her time in New Jersey, she happily joined Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center in September of 2007. She enjoys working with pet owners to improve their understanding of how to keep their pets happy and healthy. Dr. Crane is accredited to complete international health certificates. Of course, she loves working with the animals, too!
Dr. Crane shares her home with her husband, their two children Eloise and Maxwell, a cat named Weezie, and an Australian Shepard named Masha. In her spare time, Dr. Crane enjoys skiiing and playing tennis. She also stays busy chasing after and trying to keep ip with her kids, when she's not training the dog!
Dr. Michaela Wozniakewicz
Dr. Michaela Wozniakewicz is a graduate of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont. She grew up in Massachusetts but fell in love with Vermont during her time at UVM and joined the Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center team after completing veterinary school. Dr. Woz's areas of special interest include Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Surgery. She enjoys providing the best possible care to both animals and people, as well as developing strong relationships with her clients and their pets. She also thrives on the challenges of practicing veterinary medicine - no day is the same as the next!
In addition to her husband, Dr. Woz's family includes Rhaegar, a Yellow Labrador, and a cat named Peeta. In her free time, Dr. Woz enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, skiing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Neena Golden
Dr. Golden is originally from Connecticut and attended University of New Haven for her bachelors in Biology. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and finished her clinical year at Oregon State University. Her interests include canine rehabilitation and emergency medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing and fishing. Her furfriends consist of two tabby cats named Milo and Layla and a Great Dane mix named Moose.