Village Vet

The Village Vet of Lewiston

720 Cayuga St. - Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 754-8838


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Dr. Kristen Ruest

Dr. Kristen Ruest was born and raised just outside of Albion, NY. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm, which helped berth her passion for animal care. Kristen took on sick and injured animals from a very early age, saving her three-legged cat Lucky, and even barrel racing her blind horse, Baby. After graduating near the top of her class at Albion High School, she went on to study at SUNY Fredonia where she majored in both Biology and Chemistry, finishing with a 3.9 GPA (she got a C+ in racquetball). In one week after graduating, she got accepted at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, got engaged, and moved down to Gainesville, FL. After graduating from UF she completed a 105 hour per week internship in emergency medicine at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester before moving with her husband to the Village of Lewiston. Over the next seven years she practiced progressive medicine in Williamsville, while having and raising three amazing girls, Arabella, Kennedy and Colette (You’ve probably seen them walking around Center Street). Dr. Ruest and her family have lived in Lewiston ever since, and always will. Along with their three girls, the Ruests have a Cavalier King Charles named Weasley, a rabbit named Ollie, two African Leopard Tortoises, Muftak and Kabe, and a Northern Diamondback Terrapin, Yoda.