Owner / DVM
Dr. Ingrid Rhinehart is a Western New York native who is happy to call Ithaca home. She is a Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine alumna who just couldn’t stay away. She has previously practiced in Western New York and Western Pennsylvania before moving back to Ithaca and joining Briar Patch. She has been the owner of Briar Patch since 2016 and plans to be here for a very long time.
Dr. Rhinehart earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Oberlin College and her Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Cornell. After working as a development economist with farmers in East Africa, she returned to Cornell and earned her veterinary degree in 2011. Additionally, she earned certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in 2011. She continued her study and has completed courses in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Food Therapy. Dr. Rhinehart stays up to date on new treatments and therapies for her patients by continuing to expand her knowledge every year.
Dr. Rhinehart shares her life with her husband, three crazy Great Danes, four budgies, and a tortoise. When not busy seeing patients or furthering her studies she enjoys rehabbing antique furniture, quilting, traveling reading, and caring for her jungle of houseplants. Dr. Rhinehart is also an avid Buffalo Bills fan and season ticket holder. Go Bills!