Ridgefield Veterinary Hospital

722 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 - (203) 438-2658


Dr. Victor Rendano - Radiology

Dr. Victor Rendano

Dr. Victor Rendano received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1972 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His post graduate studies included an internship and residency in diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College and Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received a postgraduate degree from the University of Guelph and a Master of Science degree from Washington State University. After completing a rigorous training program, he was inducted as a Diplomate into the American College of Veterinary Radiology and received his Board Certification 1975.

Dr. Rendano was a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine for 20 years. In 1996 he returned to academia where he continued his studies in the field of radiation oncology. In 2001, he was awarded Diplomate status and Board Certification in Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Rendano has published over 100 papers and has lectured throughout the world. He has been honored by the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society. His professional philosophy is to include the pet owner as a member of the diagnostic and therapeutic team. He believes that this synergy and bond enhances the healing process.

Dr. Rendano is currently president of Veterinary Multi-Imaging (VMI) and co-founder of Thyro-Cat. Six Thyro-Cat locations in New York and Connecticut offer Radioiodine therapy for cats with hyperthyroidism. Dr. Rendano, and Dr. Kent Wallace from VMI provide imaging services including Radiograph Interpretation, Ultrasonography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Dr. Steven Heyman

Steve Heyman

Dr. Steven Heyman is a board-certified veterinary surgeon. He received his B.A. degree in 1983 and his V.M.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed an internship and a surgical residency at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993. Dr. Heyman is the owner of Surgical Care Specialists, a mobile veterinary surgical specialty practice, and visits our hospital to perform complex surgical procedures.

Since 1998, Dawn Brown has been Dr. Heyman's anesthesia and surgery technician. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician, and a valuable member of the team.

Dr. Bruce Kerns

Dr. Victor Rendano

Dr. Bruce Kerns graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois with Departmental Distinction from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. In 1983, he earned a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Physiology from the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology at Texas A&M University. In 1987, he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. In 1999, he became only the second veterinarian in the state of Connecticut to certify as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (specialist in Canine and Feline Practice). He serves as a member on the Leadership Council of the American Animal Hospital Association. In addition to establishing the Countryside Veterinary Hospital, LLC, he also founded and operates Mobile Veterinary Imaging, LLC, a diagnostic ultrasound practice consulting with veterinary hospitals in southwestern Connecticut.

He and his wife, Holly, have been residents of Newtown,CT since 1991 and are the proud parents of three children, Jessica, Aileen, and Peter. They enjoy the company of their dog, Sadie, and three cats, Sandy, Dathlan, and Maverick. He and his son, Peter, are ushers at St. Stephen’s Church in Trumbull where his wife, Holly, is a CCD teacher. His hobbies include skiing, sailing, boating, fishing, genealogy and photography, especially while traveling with his family.

Dr. Eric H Linnetz, D.V.M, Diplomate ACVIM

Dr. Linnetz graduated from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After completing an internship and four years of private practice in the greater Boston area, Dr. Linnetz completed a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, leading to board certification in Small Animal Internal Medicine. In 2007, he started his mobile ultrasound practice, Western Connecticut Veterinary Specialty Services, and also purchased Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital- a primary care small animal hospital in Bristol, Connecticut founded by his father in 1976.

Dr. Donald H DeForge

Dr. Victor Rendano

Dr. Donald DeForge has joined Ridgefiels Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Jordan R. Dann, hospital doctor, and Dr. Mary Beran have announced. Dr. DeForge's practice is limited to dentistry

"I am very excited to welcome Dr. DeForge to my practice," Dr. Dann said. "He combines 20 years of top notch clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care."

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. DeForge developed a special interest in oral care. In 1996, he was honored as North East Practitioner of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association. That same year he received the Peter Emily Residents Award in Small Animal Dentistry.

He is the primary consultant in zoo dentistry at the Beardsley Zoological Gardens in Bridgeport.



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