Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Rogue Valley Veterinary Hospital in Rockford! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (616) 863-9390 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

JULIA GOODMAN, D.V.M.   

Medical Director

Dr. Julia Goodman earned a Bachelors of Biology with a minor in Management from Central Michigan University prior to earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2015. Dr. Goodman joined Rogue Valley in 2020. Dr. Goodman has a special interest in preventive medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of Rogue Valley, Dr. Goodman enjoys backpacking, kayaking, and spending time in her garden with her husband Josh and their Chow Chow/Rat Terrier mix Boomerang. Dr. Goodman and Boomerang also have fun participating in American Kennel Club and Canine Performance Events Agility Trials.

NINA DUFLO, D.V.M.

Dr. Duflo graduated with her medical degree from Michigan State University in 2010 and joined the Rogue Valley team in 2017.  Her focus as a doctor is strengthening the human-animal bond and performing surgeries, particularly dental surgeries.  At home she lives with her Boston Terrier, Birdie and a black Labrador retriever named Keen.  She enjoys hunting, kayaking, spending time with her family, and working on her family’s farm in her off time. Her favorite part about working at Rogue Valley is the high quality of medicine that we offer our patients. She also really enjoys her rehab patients and watching them get healthy!

ANNE VARGO, D.V.M.   

Dr. Vargo is a 2015 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, having completed her clinical year at Cornell University. She joined Rogue Valley in 2017. She enjoys promoting the human-animal bond through wellness and preventative care visits, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She also has special interests in canine reproduction, pediatrics, kennel management, and hospice/palliative care. Dr. Vargo’s free time is often spent with her Chihuahuas and Australian Shepherd, usually hiking, kayaking, or going to a dog show. She also holds positions as the President of the Chihuahua Club of Michigan and the Chihuahua Club of America Health Committee. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is the awesome staff, clients, and patients!

LINDSEY SCUDDER, D.V.M

Dr. Lindsey Scudder is a Rockford native.  She graduated from Rockford High School, and completed her undergraduate studies at Central Michigan University, before finishing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2017.  Following vet school, Dr. Scudder started her career at a large, fast-paced general practice.  She developed skillsets to treat the medical needs of brachycephalic breeds, handle common pet emergencies, and perform non-routine soft tissue surgeries.  Dr. Scudder also offers a robust knowledge base in canine reproduction. She enjoys performing C-sections and helping assist in breeding plans.  She hopes to play an integral role in building a responsible breeding program with her clients.  Dr. Scudder also has special interests in soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology.  She is thankful to have the responsibility of caring for pets, advocating for them to their owners, and strengthening the human animal bond in their families.  Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and kids, being outside, and caring for her ever-growing hobby farm that includes two dogs (an Australian Shepherd named Wrigley and a Golden Retriever named Dixie), several chickens, and two goats!

KAREN WILLIAMS

Practice Manager

Karen has been working in the veterinary industry for over 25 years and has been the practice manager here at Rogue Valley since 2018. She lives with her dogs Bella, Cindy Lou and her cat Molly. In her free time she likes to camp, go to her cottage, and do anything outside/in the water. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is the staff, “Everyone is so skilled at what they do and they feel like family”.


Medical Support Staff

ASHLEY

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley joined the Rogue Valley team in 2021.  She has her Assistants degree from the Animal Behavior College. She lives with her two dogs, Elli (Husky) and Winston (Shih-Tzu).  In her free time, Ashley enjoys hunting, fishing, painting, and traveling. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is her co-workers!

KIM

Veterinary Assistant

Kim joined the Rogue Valley team in 2020  She lives with her dog, Carly. In her free time she likes to paint, read, and go on hikes. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is advocating for those who don’t have  voice and being able to translate a patients condition/needs to owners.

HANNA

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hanna joined the Rogue Valley team in 2021. She graduated from the Baker College of Muskegon with her LVT license. She lives with her cats, Clyde and Maggie and is hoping to soon get a puppy! In her free time she likes to play video games, knitting, coloring, and working out. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is all the different techniques and approaches to veterinary medicine.

STEVIE

Veterinary Assistant, Client Service/Animal Care Technician

Stevie joined the Rogue Valley team in 2022. She lives with her dogs Buster, Nala, and Stormy, and her cats Remi and Prin. In her free time she likes to hike with her dogs, spend time with her family and have fun doing outdoor activities. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is getting to experience all the different opportunities the hospital has, like working with all the adorable patients and amazing co-workers!

EMILY

Licensed Veterinary Nurse

Emily joined the Rogue Valley team in 2022. She lives with her daughter, Boxer mix Oliver, Husky mix Ernie and 3 legged cat Stout. In her free time she like to kayak, paint, hike, travel and check out new places. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is our commitment of care for all of our patients and clients. She loves that we are able to provide high quality care and that we work together like a big family.

DIANE

Client Service Technician

Diane has been the friendly face greeting clients and patients at Rogue Valley since 2012. Diane has a background working with pet rescues. She lives with her husband, pitbull, Beatrice, and two cats Rupert and Miss Kitty. In her free time Diane loves to camp, boat, travel, try new restaurants, and hike trails. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is helping animals and their owners have a healthy long life together.

JESSICA

Client Service Technician

Jessica joined the Rogue Valley team in 2016. She lives with her husband, cats Elle, Gamora and Luna, dog Kylo, and 6 chickens. In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, reading, and creating things. Her favorite things about working at RVVH are laughing with her co-workers and seeing new kitten appointments!

LAUREL

Client Service Technician

Laurel joined the Rogue Valley team in 2021. She lives with her husband, 4 beautiful daughters, and calico tortie cat Butternut. In her free time she enjoys baking, cooking, painting, and antique shopping. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is our adorable patients!

SAM

Animal Care Technician

Samantha started working at Rogue Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2018. She lives with her two cats, Felicity and Stella and her very active Border Collie, Indy.In her free time Sam is usually doing more dog things such as training, agility, herding, doc-diving, barn hunt, and disc. Her favorite part of RVVH is having a great time with her co-workers and of course, the boarding and daycare dogs.

BETHANY

Lead Animal Care Technician

Bethany joined Rogue Valley in 2018 and is our lead kennel tech. She lives with her mom, Mini Pincher Gambit, Jack Russel Terrier Rascal, and Chocolate Lab Bryer. In her free time she likes to read and hang out at the dirt racetrack. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is watching the puppies grow up and seeing how happy the daycare dogs are when they come in!

HEATHER B.

Animal Care Technician

Heather joined the Rogue Valley team in 2016. She lives with her three chocolate labs Colt, Telka, Peppa and one champagne lab Maizie. In her free time, she likes to hike, paddle board,camp and read. Her favorite part about working at RVVH is working with her fellow staff and playing with the daycare/boarding dogs!

GYPSY

Hospital Cat

Gypsy joined the Rogue Valley team in 2012. She spends her days knocking pens off of counters and greeting Rogue Valley’s visitors. In her free time you’ll find her sleeping the day away in her basket at the front desk.

Pickles the cat

PICKLES

In Loving Memory

Hospital Cat

Pickles joined the Rogue Valley family in 2008.  He spends his days trying to sneak into the break-room for human food and sitting on keyboards as the staff tries to type.  In his free time you’ll find him sitting on the printer at the front desk, soaking up the heat from all of the computers.