Dr. Fred Robinson Jr. grew up in southeastern Oregon, playing basketball in high school and working for a local cattle rancher. Between this experience and time spent with his grandparents in Hermiston, he developed a love of horses and cattle and the lifestyles associated with them. This is what shaped his decision to attend Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2003.
Following graduation he joined the practice, bringing with him a passion for horses and cattle, developing large animal services. He has a special interest in lameness, dentistry, reproduction, sport horse medicine and herd health.
His wife of 24 years teaches math at the local middle school and they have two boys. Among the rest of the family you'll find 9 horses, 5 dogs and a cat. They are active in the Pendleton Swim Association, Pendleton High School swimming (their oldest is on the competitive team) and enjoy being outdoors skiing, riding horses in cutting competitions, trail riding.
Dr. Robinson also enjoys public speaking, is an avid bow hunter and has a passion for triathlon and is member of the 2019 Wattie Ink Hit Squad..
Dr. Dennis Fine, a 1977 graudate of Texas A & M Univerisity came to Riverside in 1981, and other than a 5 year hiatus while owning a practice in Hermiston, has been here ever since. After doing mixed practice for 13 years, he is now focuses solely on small animal medicine with special interests in preventative care, internal medicine and long term, pain management.
His wife, Teresa, a Pendleton native, is a pharmacy technician at Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center and they have 2 grown boys. Two crazy German Shepherds round out the rest of the family.
He and his wife are avid fishermen and spend as much time as possible out on their boat.
Dr. Fine enjoys the rural atmosphere of the Pendleton area and the friendly people who live here.
After many long days and years of service, Dr. Fine will be officially retiring on May 31, 2019. While we look for another veterinarian, he has been gracious enough to cover when Dr. Robinson is out of town.