Rutherford Large Animal Services was started back in 1993 by Dr. Paul Hinkle. Dr. Rachel Butterworth-Tice joined the practice in November of 2007 when Dr. Hinkle purchased Cox Animal Hospital from Dr. Lanny Walker and took over a majority of the large animal work. In October of 2009, Dr. Butterworth-Tice purchased Rutherford Large Animal Services from Dr. Hinkle and continues to live up to the promise of professional, quality and personal veterinary care to farm animals that Rutherford Large Animal Services clients have come to expect.
Rachel Butterworth-Tice, DVM
Dr. Rachel Butterworth-Tice grew up on a small horse farm in central Maryland, where her mother taught her to ride English style as well as a deep love and respect for animals. She studied animal science at Virginia Tech and proceeded to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine on the Virginia Tech campus. She graduated from veterinary school in 2003 and took her first job in Maryland at an ambulatory equine practice. She worked there for three years before moving to North Carolina to take a position with Rutherford Large Animal Services. In 2009 she bought the practice and is now the sole owner of Rutherford Large Animal Mobile Services, PPLC. She currently lives on a small farm in Rutherford county with her husband Matthew, sons Gregory and Gabriel, and a multitude of horses, cats, dogs and chickens.
Bachelor of Science - Animal Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine