Linda Tintle, DVM
Dr. Linda Tintle is a 1981 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Dr. Linda founded the Wurtsboro Veterinary Clinic in 1984 and has watched it grow from a small part-time outpatient clinic to the busy full service hospital it is today.
In 1981 she was given the pick of a litter of Chinese Shar-Pei puppies, irrevocably changing the course of her life. She had enjoyed showing her Great Danes as a teenager and quickly became active in breeding and showing Shar-Pei in rare breed shows. In 1981, Shar-Pei were still rare and little was known about the health problems of the dogs recently imported to the United States from Hong Kong. After observing unique problems in her own dogs and those of her friends and clients, Dr. Linda began research with scientists at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and co-authored several published papers with them. She enjoys being a “Shar-Pei Friendly” Vet and is a longtime member of the Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, Inc. (CSPCA) and serves on its Health Through Education Committee and is the Research Liaison & advisor to the Chinese Shar-Pei Charitable Trust. She was awarded the William W. Morison Service Award by the CSPCA in 1995 and a Lifetime Membership for outstanding service in 2009 and in March 2010, was voted a Patron of the Shar-Pei Club of Great Britain.
She traveled to Mainland China in 2002 where she was able to observe the traditional Shar-Pei in their land of origin. She has been invited to speak about CSP health issues in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. Dr. Linda has a special interest in internal medicine and has collaborated on research in cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Linda is President of the Orange County Animal Emergency Service in Middletown, NY and has served on its Board of Directors since its inception. She is the Regional Director for the Hudson Valley Veterinary Medical Society (HVVMS) serving on the Executive Board of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and is a past co-chair and mentor in their leadership development program and is a Past-President of the HVVMS. She is honored to serve on the Dean's Advisory Council of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.