Dr. Ruetten's journey began in Plymouth, Wisconsin (home of THE Sargento Cheese). Inspired by the wonders of the natural world and driven by a desire to help others, she pursued her education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. In 2014, she graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a biomedical emphasis. Alongside her major, Dr. Ruetten double-minored in Animal Science and Chemistry. During her undergraduate years, Dr. Ruetten embarked on an invaluable veterinary internship in Scotland, which provided her with diverse clinical experiences and a global perspective on animal healthcare.
Continuing her academic journey, Dr. Ruetten pursued her passion at the prestigious University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned dual degrees, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), and a Ph.D. Graduating in 2023, she excelled in her studies and solidified her expertise in veterinary medicine and scientific research.
Dr. Hannah Ruetten is a highly skilled veterinarian and researcher specializing in urinary tract dysfunction and incontinence at Wake Forest University School of Medicine- with whom we will be sharing her time with. With a passion for understanding disease processes and developing innovative treatments, she strives to make a significant impact on the lives of both humans and animals. Driven by her dedication to improving healthcare, Dr. Ruetten's expertise lies in bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and practical applications. With a particular focus on urinary tract dysfunction and incontinence, Dr. Ruetten dedicates her time to groundbreaking research aimed at unraveling the complexities of these conditions. Her dedication to understanding disease processes fuels her drive to develop innovative treatments and improve the quality of life for her patients.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Dr. Ruetten finds joy and balance in her personal life. She shares her home with her wife of five years, Jackie, an accomplished artist known for her illustrations of their beloved pets. Together, they have created a warm and loving environment for their furry family members, including two dogs named Reid and Lilan, and four feline companions named Willow, Aspen, Juniper, and Poplar.
In her limited free time, Dr. Ruetten enjoys various hobbies that challenge her creativity and technical skills. She finds solace in bike rides, finds relaxation in knitting, crocheting, and quilting, and thrives on building computers and bikes. Additionally, she is always eager to embark on home improvement projects. AKA- she stays busy.
Dr. Hannah Ruetten's unwavering dedication to veterinary medicine and research, coupled with her warm personality and diverse interests, make her an exceptional addition to our team!