Dr. Rachel Blackmer, a 1991 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She attained certification with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1993.
Dr. Blackmer truly loves interacting with her clients and is particularly interested in helping people understand their animals’ illnesses and how to approach treatment. She enjoys improving the quality of life for our aging four-legged family members, empowering their humans to help them live comfortably and continue to enjoy the activities they love. She has a passion for optimizing performance of canine athletes and has worked with dogs competing in many sports, including obedience, rally, flyball, agility, and more. Dr. Blackmer loves working with our feline family members and has interests in many aspects of the veterinary field including internal medicine, endocrine disorders, dermatology, and pain management.
In her free time, Dr. Blackmer is an avid dog agility enthusiast, competing with her Belgian Tervurens locally and regionally. She’s also passionate about cooperative care, canine conditioning and trick training. She lives in Moncure with her husband, Tim White, and their 4 dogs, Echo, Rogue, Péle and Seeker, and their giant plecostomus, Kerfuffle. Their angel cats, Odin and Freya, seem to visit periodically and will no doubt harass the next cat that takes their mantle.
Just a handful of her many favorite books: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny, and Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.
Favorite TV shows: Star Trek (all of them), Blacklist, The Expanse, Jack Ryan, Longmire, Grace and Frankie.
You can get to know Dr. Blackmer a little better by visiting her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rblackmer.