About Dr. R

Dedicated to your pet’s mental health and well-being.

Dr. Amanda Rigterink, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Amanda Rigterink, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Rigterink always has had a special interest in animal behavior, even before she attended veterinary school. She has been in clinical practice since graduating from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She has consulted on more than 500 canine and feline behavior patients in recent years. Dr. Rigterink completed a residency in Animal Behavior at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Her research during her residency focused on evaluating surface temperature in dogs in the clinic setting and is published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. In 2018, she passed the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) certifying examination and is now a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist.

Dr. Rigterink is a Fear Free Certified Professional and an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Indiana Veterinary Behavior Medical Association (IVMA), and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).

In her free time, Dr. Rigterink enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, two dogs (Gus and Kona), and cat (Lola).

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Located INSIDE Pleasant Paws Veterinary Care

1375 South Lebanon Street #100
Lebanon, Indiana 46052

Office Hours

Mon: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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