Dr. Rydell grew up in Vermont, where she attended the University of Vermont for her undergraduate education. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the beautiful West Indies. Upon graduating from veterinary school, she started her career with Banfield. Dr. Rydell is veterinary acupuncture certified and finds it very important to incorporate an integrative approach to veterinary medicine. Her special interests include surgery and integrating Traditional Chinese medicine into her Western practice. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, adventure, surfing, hiking and spending time with her husband, and their two dogs, Roo and Grizzly.