Jacqueline Ruskin, DVM, CVA

Jacqueline Ruskin's Credentials

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Master of Arts Teaching and Biology, Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Science, Science, Cornell University

About Jacqueline Ruskin

Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin has been working in the veterinary field for over 30 years and accomplished her childhood dream to be a veterinarian in 1998 when she graduated from the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing integrative medicine for the past 17 years and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Additionally Dr. Ruskin is taking coursework to be a certified veterinary herbalist.

Dr. Ruskin has a special interest in Intravenous Vitamin C therapy for cancer treatment and other diseases. In October 2014 she completed a 4 day course on intravenous Vitamin C (IV C) to broaden her knowledge of the science and methods behind it. Additionally, she is a certified instructor of Pangu Shengong energy healing and certified practitioner of Reiki. Amongst many other uses Dr. Ruskin finds energy healing to be particularly useful in helping calm stressed pets at the hospital.

Dr. Ruskin is fortunate to have been mentored by the famous “maverick” Dr. Marty Goldstein, a pioneer of integrative medicine. Working side by side with Dr. Marty for ten years forged a deep appreciation for the power of the body to heal. She was featured with Dr. Marty in the documentary “The Dog Doc” in 2019.

Dr. Ruskin is currently the Medical Director at the VCA Animal Healing Center in Yardley, Pennsylvania. She is pleased to bring her perspective, passion, and compassion to DogCancer.com to help dog lovers cope with dog cancer.

My Dog

18 years later I still remember the feeling I had when I came upon her picture on PetFinder. I swooned with delight and gasped as my heart filled with love. I knew she was my soulmate.

When I contacted the rescuer she actually tried to talk me out of getting her. She said "This girl is too feisty and needs training. Are you sure you want 'this' one?" My response was an elated yes!

Suha, the name means star in Arabic, was delivered to me in NY from an Arkansas kill shelter. I jumped with joy like a little girl when she arrived. She was everything I saw in the picture: bold, confident, fiery and oh so incredibly adorable.

She would become my yang and I her yin. She was everything I thought I needed to learn to be but she taught me that I was enough for her and therefore enough for the world. She led me to my strengths and through my weaknesses.

I owe so much to her. I lost her to stomach cancer in 2021 when she was seventeen.

Everything she gave to me lives on in my heart.

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