Richard C. Bartholomew, Jr., VMD

Education and Experience

  • University of Vermont—Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry; Bachelor of Arts, Economics (1989)
  • University of Pennsylvania—Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (1994)

Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Vermont. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.

After graduation, Rick joined a large animal veterinary clinic in Granville, N.Y. He spent four years in this practice as a bovine and equine clinician. Rick also worked as a nutritional consultant for Feed Commodities Inc. for one year. In 2000 Rick and Amy started Cold Hollow Veterinary Services in Enosburg Falls, VT.

Rick believes it is imperative to treat the entire animal and its environment to successfully improve and maintain the animal’s well-being and general health.

Rick is a strong advocate of continuing education and spends many hours expanding his knowledge through seminars and short courses. He has concentrated on bovine nutrition, internal medicine, reproduction, ventilation systems and procedures to ensure cow and calf comfort in barns. Rick also has advanced training in equine internal medicine, reproduction, lameness, ophthalmology and dentistry.

His veterinary education/experience combined with his knowledge of agricultural economics and nutrition enables Rick to approach animal health issues with a unique perspective that serves both the animals and their owners.