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Bronwyn Rutland, Internal Medicine


Dr. Rutland completed her veterinary degree at Perth, Australia’s Murdoch University in 2002, and after a few years in mixed, emergency and small animal practice in Australia and Canada, started her internship at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2005. Following her internship, she was successful in gaining a residency in Internal Medicine; Dr. Rutland completed her Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University in 2009, and was board certified with the ACVIM in July 2009. After starting the Internal Medicine service at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Rutland returned to Canada and the OVC to join the Internal Medicine Department for a one-year faculty contract position. She is the head of the Internal Medicine team at the 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in Newmarket.

Whilst Dr. Rutland enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, she has a special interest in upper and lower urinary tract diseases and diabetes mellitus, and has a specific research interest in malakoplakia and chronic cystitis in dogs and cats. She has published papers on hyperthyroidism, MRSA, novel techniques in the delivery of chemotherapy, cuterebriasis and malakoplakia. During her training at MSU, she was able to gain a wealth of experience in endoscopy, and specifically endourology (endoscopy of the lower urinary tract).

Dr. Rutland is the internship director at the 404 VERH and co-manages the externship program with Dr. Justin Levasseur. She loves teaching and if you are interested in doing an internship or externship at the 404 VERH, please email her and Dr. Levasseur at: [email protected]

When not at the 404 VERH, Dr. Rutland enjoys spending time on their farm, with her husband and their Arabian horses and 2 cats. She loves horse riding, and has competed extensively throughout Australia, and now in Canada, in endurance riding (marathon horse riding).


  • BSc (Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology), Murdoch University, WA, Australia (1998-2001)
  • BVMS (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery), Murdoch University, WA, Australia (2001-2002)

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Rotating Small Animal Internship, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, ON (2005-2006)
  • Internal Medicine Residency , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA (2006-2009)


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), 2009

Areas of Special Interest

  • Dr. Rutland has a special interest in upper and lower urinary tract diseases, endocrinology and infectious diseases as well as minimally invasive procedures, having had extensive experience in bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, rhinoscopy and endourology.


  • Human-to-dog transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Rutland BE, Weese JS, Bolin C, Au J, Malani AN. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug;15(8):1328-30.
  • Determination of the optimal time for testing thyroid hormones in cats after treatment with methimazole. Rutland BE, Nachreiner RF & Kruger JM. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Volume 23 Issue 5 (September/October 2009), pp 1025-1030
  • Evaluation of a single subcutaneous infusion of carboplatin as adjuvant chemotherapy for dogs with osteosarcoma: 17 cases (2006-2010). Simcock JO, Withers SS, Prpich CY, Kuntz CA, Rutland BE. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Sep 1;241(5):608-14.
  • Successful treatment of malakoplakia of the bladder in a kitten. Rutland BE, Nimmo J, Goldsworthy M, Simcock JO, Simpson KW, Kuntz CA. J Feline Med Surg. 2013 Aug;15(8):744-8
  • Bilateral laryngeal paralysis in a dog secondary to laryngeal osseous metaplasia. Skelding AM, Kisiel A, Essman S, Rutland BE. Can Vet J. 2016 Feb;57(2):157-9.
  • Systemic manifestations of Cuterebra spp. infection in dogs and cats: 42 cases, 2000-2014. Rutland BE, Byl KM, Miniter B, Hydeskov HB, Johnson CA. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017 Dec 15;251(12):1432-1438
Dr Rutland

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