Dr. Don Rushton, B.Sc, DVM
I decided to be a veterinarian before entering kindergarten. I graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Dalhousie University. I also went to the Ontario Veterinary College to acquire a DVM in 1976. I was one of the founders of Bedford South.
An area that interests me is orthopaedics. Since 2003, I’ve concentrated primarily on TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy) to repair the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) joint which accounts for more than 80 percent of lameness in dogs.
As a team, we can help dogs that cannot walk and help restore their mobility and return them to a normal life with their owners. That’s very rewarding for all of us. We’re a dedicated team and I enjoy working with them to solve challenging problems each day. It also helps that we have access to a state-of-the-art surgery facility, which is one of my favourite things about the clinic.
In my free time, I enjoy running marathons, adventuring racing, motorcycles and old British cars. My first word was “dog.” My first pet was Goldie – a small terrier cross.