For as long as I can remember, animals have always been a part of my life. I was about 7 years old when I decided that I wanted to be a veterinarian. As a teen, growing up in the greater Toronto area, we had a pet cat that actually followed me home from school one day. Once I finished high school, I went off to the University of Guelph to pursue my goal of becoming a veterinarian.
After 9 years of University, I graduated with a BSc in Zoology and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. My wife and I had a few pets through our school years ranging from fish and birds to a tabby cat that we adopted from the University. I joined Mitchell Animal Hospital right after graduating in 1995. Over the years I have been blessed with meeting thousands of people and their pets. I think the one thing that really hits home for me, is seeing the young kids that I knew back when I graduated coming in with pets and kids of their own now.
In 2011 and 2012, I decided to broaden my abilities and started attending certification courses for Canine Physical Rehabilitation. After about 125 hours in the classroom and 40 hours at an externship placement, I am now also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.
Currently, I enjoy scuba diving whenever I can get a chance to get away. My son also being a diver allows for some pretty cool family excursions. The love of animals radiates throughout my household and like most vets, we have a plethora of pets ranging from dogs and cats to lizards and rats.