Meet Our Team!

Meet the veterinarians & team of Winchester Pet Care! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get To Know Our Team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

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Dr. Vinse Rucker


Dr. Rucker graduated from the University of Missouri in 1982 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He has practiced in a variety of fields, including large animal, specialty, emergency, and small animal. He received the most satisfaction from small animal practice deciding to solely pursue this field. Dr. Rucker, along with his wife, Merrie, had a dream to develop a full-service facility for pets that would provide top-of-the-line boarding, grooming, and veterinary care. Through much hard work, determination, and prayer, this dream has become a reality. Winchester Pet Care Center has been successfully caring for pets since 1992. The Ruckers value their family-owned and operated business where the quality of service provided to clients is their first and foremost concern.

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Dr. Cintron


Dr. Cintron loves to help animals and their owners. Like many other vets, Dr. Cintron knew she wanted to work with animals early on. Her mother, a dietitian at the local hospital, nursed numerous neighborhood strays back to health. Her mother’s compassion inspired her to pursue a career in helping pets. Dr. Cintron eventually graduated from Ohio State University, earning her doctorate in veterinary medicine. She has worked as a small animal veterinarian, and her particular interests are preventive medicine and client education.

Besides working as a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Cintron volunteers her time with different animal and community organizations. She has volunteered with Christian Veterinary Missions in short-term missions, helping people and pets in Cuba, Honduras, and Bolivia. In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, she coordinated efforts with local veterinarians to assist pets and their owners. She was a part of Spayathon for Puerto Rico, an effort that brought together 28 organizations to help reduce the stray animal population in Puerto Rico. Over the course of six weeks, volunteers spayed or neutered 52,000 pets! In Kansas City, she has volunteered through church and Uplift, an organization that aims to deliver basic human needs, care, and compassion to those in need.

Dr. Cintron is looking forward to working alongside Dr. Rucker to continue to provide excellent care to the pets and people at Winchester Animal Hospital.

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Robin Berthold

Office Manager

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Melany Sutherland

Veterinary Technician