Dr. Linda Breitman
Dr. Linda Breitman is a veterinarian and the sole Proprietor of a "house-call" small animal practice. Routinely, Dr. Breitman travels to the individual homes of pets, treating them in the familiarity of their own surroundings. While the primary focus of her practice is cats and dogs, she also sees and treats rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and equine animals. She has been in practice in the Boston Metrowest area since 1989.
Prior to founding her own practice, Dr. Breitman worked in an internship equivilant with Board Certified Pathologist Dr. Robert Fleishman at the Northboro Veterinary Hospital in Massachusetts.
Dr. Breitman earned her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. While a student at Tufts, Dr. Breitman received a research scholarship to study movement of glycoproteins in embryonic development with Dr. Eric Overstrom. In 1986, she was the recipient of one of two research awards from the Massachusetts Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America for work on immune regulatory defects in autoimmune disease in Dr. Robert Schwartz' Laboratory at the Cancer Research Center at Tufts University, Boston. The other recipient was a MD, PhD with 10 years research experience.
Dr. Breitman's interest in community involvement is evident from her four years service on the Grafton school system's curriculum committee, five year service as a Girl Scout Leader, and seven year service as Junior Great Books local founder, co-coordinator and facilitator. In addition, Dr. Breitman has been a featured reader in the Community Reading Program and frequent lecturer at local and regional schools on Veterinary Medicine, comparative anatomy, and other related topics. She has also written numerous articles for the local paper on Veterinary care.
Dr. Breitman has been featured regularly on Boston Public Radio's "Here and Now" on their "Pet Peeves" segment. She has co-hosted a television pilot/series based on her house-call practice and her husband's behavioral practice. This television show was underwritten by The Humane Society of the United States. She has been featured in Telegram and Gazette and Westborough News articles on housecall veterinary practice and community involvement.
Dr. Breitman is currently writing her first novel Jack of All Trades, a Horse Whisperer meets Black Beauty story of the relationship between horse and owner and development or trust in a rescue horse.
Linda derives great joy in helping others with their pets, and takes a very humanistic approach to her work and life. She believes that teaching society to recognize animals as sentient feeling beings, and then educating them about their needs is the best way that she can contribute to animal welfare.