#PreventPetSuffocation #TwoCutsForSafety #WildlifeMattersToo
- The Royal Veterinary College - University of LondonVeterinary Medicine, 1999 - 2004
- The Animal Medical CenterSmall Animal Internship, 2006 - 2007
- Pennsylvania State UniversityAnimal Science, 1993 - 1995
- University of MiamiMarine Science, 1990 - 1992
Throughout veterinary school I was drawn to the specialty of emergency and critical care because it allowed me to help pets and their owners in their greatest time of need. Following graduation from vet school and two years in general and emergency practice, I spent a year in New York City in an intensive internship at the world-renowned Animal Medical Center. I then moved to Portland, Oregon to join the emergency and critical care residency program at DoveLewis Animal Emergency Room & ICU.
While at DoveLewis, I realized that an idea had been developing since my early days in practice – I could be using my knowledge and experience to help people avoid the injuries, poisonings, and illnesses that I was so often treating. I knew that many of these emergencies could be prevented, and I knew that I could give everyday pet owners the tools and advice to help them do so – I just had to reach them before they arrived in the ER. With that thought in mind, and the support of my wonderful wife, I left my residency program and stopped treating pet emergencies, so that I could build Preventive Vet™ and start preventing them instead.
Of course, I’m not just a veterinarian and pet safety expert. Like you, I have pets. That’s me with our wonderful rescue dog, Wendy, in the picture above. And you’ll also see our devilishly handsome cat, Twizzler, elsewhere throughout this site. I have a two-legged family, as well. My wife and I have two amazing and adorable little girls, both under 3 years old.
As I suspect is the case for you, our two-legged and four-legged family keeps me very busy. However, they’re also what makes my life so wonderful and complete. They put a smile on my face multiple times a day, and I want to do what I can to protect them. I love my family, and I love that Preventive Vet™ now allows me to help you protect yours, too.
- Preventive Vet (www.PreventiveVet.com)President & Chief Medical Officer, 2011 - present
- The Animal Medical CenterVeterinary Intern, 2006 - 2007
- DoveLewis Animal Emergency Hospital & ICUEmergency and Critical Care Resident, 2008 - 2008
- Gwynedd Veterinary Hospital & Emergency ServiceGeneral Practice & Emergency Veterinarian, 2004 - 2006
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