About Renforth Vet Clinic

You want to feel comfortable with decisions about your pet’s care and treatment. You need to know that more than anything else, your veterinary team cares about your pet and that they care about you.
We do.

Our Philosophy

Practice Philosophy


At RVC you will always be offered all the diagnostic and therapeutic options available. However, we understand that every situation is different, every pet is different and every person’s relationship with their pet is different. We know that the definition of affordable is not the same for everyone and when you are doing your best to care for your beloved pet, you shouldn’t feel judged for your decisions about their care.


There have been so many great advances in veterinary medicine that allow us to treat and extend the life of pets. Unfortunately, many of these treatments come at a cost, both financially and in terms of stress on your pet. The reality is that the decision about how to proceed with treatment is affected by more much more than simply what is available.


While many of these advances add real value, and can elevate your pet’s level of care, some of them merely add layers of unnecessary complexity and cost to your pet’s care. At RVC, we feel it is our responsibility to act as advocates for our clients in choosing relevant and appropriate techniques and technologies to use at our hospital. The latest procedures and products are researched and evaluated by our doctors, before being included in our repertoire of diagnostic tools and treatments.


No one knows your pet better than you do. You know your personal financial considerations and philosophies about health care better than anyone. When making decisions about your pet’s veterinary care, it is important that you and the veterinary medical team have a clear, mutual understanding of expectations, resources and values. Part of our commitment to you is to help you navigate these decisions with as much information and compassion as possible.

Get to Know our Team

There are two common elements that you will find in every Renforth employee, a deep and unmitigated love for pets, and the ability to laugh. We have always referred to ourselves as a family. Through thick and thin, through crises and celebrated joys, we care. We care about each other as much as we care about you and all the members of your family (furred or not).

Our Doctors


  • Renforth Veterinary Clinic is founded by Dr. Wolf Lixfeld in April of 1972. RVC has always been, and remains, a family owned and operated business. Dr. Lixfeld and his wife, Patty, comprise the majority of the initial staff.
  • 1972
  • 2002
  • RVC’s present owner, Dr. Peter Terp, is hired as an associate veterinarian. Danya Terp, becomes a part of Renforth’s team.
  • Dr. Lixfield retires and Dr. Terp purchases the practice. Dr. Terp remains committed to carrying on the compassionate care practice philosophy instituted by Dr. Lixfeld, while implementing relevant current medical technologies.
  • 2005
  • 2012
  • The plaza that held the original location is sold, so Renforth finds a new location – 666 Burnhamthorpe Road – which happened exactly 41 years, to the weekend, after RVC opened for the first time.
  • Today, the Terps are carrying on the RVC’s famliy tradition and commitment to excellent and compassionate veterinary care at affordable.