Our two vets, Deborah Anne Rue, D.V.M., practice owner, and Carol Mertens, D.V.M., associate veterinarian, have been in this field for almost 30 years. These years of experience and this long relationship provide for a continuity of treatment and a synergy of expertise.

Our veterinarians have diagnosed and healed many conditions over the years. They keep their knowledge base by frequently attending continuing educations and availing themselves of the latest techniques and treatments.

Our vets readily consult with many experts in the bay area to ensure your pet gets the best possible care. If there is a need, referral to a specialist is facilitated and expedited without delay to ensure your pet’s treatment is done right with modern equipment.

Our veterinarians are supported by a highly trained team of technicians and assistants that show a love of animals in everything they do. Our employees work as a team to offer your pet with compassionate state-of-the-art care. The technicians and assistants attend continuing education seminars to broaden their knowledge and capabilities.

Our hospital is actively taking part in mentoring both Quest students and Regional Occupational Program (R.O.P.) students interested in the field of veterinary medicine. Our highly trained veterinary technicians teach these students the different aspects of veterinary care.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • California Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Contact Details

  Person Deborah Rue, D.V.M.
  City Fremont , CA
  Zip Code 94538
  Address 41180 Fremont Blvd
  Phone Number (510) 789-0223

Business Representative

Deborah Rue, D.V.M.


•Education: B.S. Zoology 1977 Cal Poly Pomona; D.V. M. Washington State University 1982 Cum Laude.
•Professional History: Practiced in Fremont since 1983, became owner of Irvington Pet Hospital in
•Special Interests: Internal medicine, soft tissue surgery.
•Hobbies: Golf, volleyball, hiking in Yosemite.
•Pets: Two Collies (Kaylen and Tavish), two cats (Meisha and Lila)
•Married: To Ted Rue, D.V.M. owner of Ardenwood Pet Hospital.