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Dr. Judy retires after 43 years

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by Matthew Wilson

ARTON –  For more than four decades, the Barton Veterinary Clinic has cared for the furry friends of area pet owners.  After nearly 43 years, the practice is now coming to a close as owner and head veterinarian, Judith Robitaille-Dunklee retires.  In her time helping to aid animals, Dr. Robitaille-Dunklee said she’s seen the field change several times.

“It was just something I knew I had to do,” Dr. Robitaille-Dunklee said when asked how she found her calling.  She started working with animals when she was a teenager.

“With the nature of small, family based practices, you get exposed to the work that needs to be done,” Dr. Robitaille-Dunklee said.

Early on, she set her sights on becoming a veterinarian.  While attending college at University of Vermont, she decided to apply to get into a veterinary school.

“That was in the 1970s…

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