Kedron Valley Veterinary Clinic (KVVC) was founded in 1978 by Dr. Lynn Murrell. A former electrical engineer, he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Two years later, Dr. Murrell settled with his wife and two children, Blakeley & Cameron in South Woodstock, Vermont.
Before the renovations to his new clinic in South Woodstock were complete, Dr. Murrell began seeing patients; his first office visit occurred in the driveway, treating a litter of puppies on the tailgate of a pickup truck.
Through the years, the practice expanded.
In 2004, Dr. Philippa Richards joined the KVVC team. Her decade of experience offered clients new perspectives for the treatment and care of their pets.
Two years later, KVVC became a family affair. After a brief foray into teaching and the corporate world, Dr. Murrell’s daughter truly followed in her father’s footsteps, earning her DVM degree. Returning to her hometown, Dr. Blakeley Murrell-Liland prepared to step into her dad’s shoes and allow him to ease into retirement.
In 2008, Dr. Richards permanently joined the KVVC team by becoming a full business partner. With three veterinarians, the practice had outgrown the original clinic building. A year later, the renovations to the current location were finished and Kedron Valley Veterinary Clinic moved to Woodstock, Vermont.
The address and veterinarians have changed since 1978, but not the family atmosphere and quality of care set by Dr. Murrell over forty years ago.
After gradually decreasing his office hours, Dr. Lynn Murrell, officially retired in June, 2012. His time is now spent playing with his four grandsons or traveling with his wife, Judy. Unable to completely give up his passion for animals, Dr. Murrell travels to Africa every year to work with gorillas in Uganda.