Dr. Bob Rider received his B.S. in Dairy and Animal Science from Penn State University in 1991 and graduated with honors from the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.
Dr. Rider has been elected to several honors societies, including Alpha Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta. He received academic achievement and performance awards from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and Hills Nutrition. Dr. Rider has recently completed certification as a canine rehabilitation therapist. http://www.caninerehabinstitute.com/CCRT.html
Dr. Rider performs many complicated surgical procedures including: fracture repair (bone plating, interlocking nail, and external fixation), joint stabilization procedures (TPLO, TTA, and Tightrope), and neurosurgery (spinal stabilization and intervertebral disk decompression), arthroscopic surgery of joints (stifle, shoulder, elbow), as well as a wide variety of soft tissue and laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Rider was recently certified in Stem Cell Therapy which he performs at the hospital.
Dr. Rider resides in Gatesburg with his wife Jenn, son Ben, daughter Evelyn, dog Morgan and cat Cleo. Special interests include surgery (specifically orthopedics), ultra-sound, and rehabilitation. Other interests include golf, softball, woodworking, outdoor activities and the blacksmith arts.