I have had many blessings in my life but finding a career that not only provides me the ability to support my family but also gives me a purpose each and every day has been one of the best. The old saying is “Find a job you enjoy and you will never work a day in your life”. This is so true!
Providing animal care has always been a part of my life, since growing up on my parent’s farm
in Perth, NY. A graduate of Broadalbin-Perth, my college years were spent first at St. Lawrence
University where I majored in Neuroscience and studied abroad in Denmark. I was then fortunate to be accepted to and attend veterinary school at the University of Tennessee. Throughout school, the complexities and capabilities of medicine left me in awe. I knew I wanted to spend my days helping people, and combined with my fondness for animals, veterinary medicine became a no brainer.
Every day is different, and I love it! I especially enjoy the days I spend in surgery putting
Humpty Dumpty back together again. I have challenged myself to learn advanced techniques allowing me to treat a variety of issues. I have completed multiple advanced training courses and received a variety of professional certifications. This training allows me to evaluate a patient from start to finish.
I am able to perform the diagnostic test necessary such as diagnostic ultrasounds, repair multiple orthopedic issues including fractures, cruciate repairs and patella luxation, general surgical procedures such as removal of kidneys, spleens and gall bladders, as well as advanced certifications in regenerative medicine techniques such as Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma therapies. There is no better moment than when a family is reunited for the first time after seeing a loved one battle through an illness. Our patients are resilient and very often inspiring.
When not “working” on animals, I spend my days with my beautiful wife and 2 amazing children. We have built our forever home here in Burnt Hills, the same town in which my mother-in-law grew up. My children will be able to learn in the same classrooms she did. Family and community have always been important to me. This is one of the main reasons my wife and I agreed to take over the leadership of the hospital. We are very proud to lead the community's best veterinary hospital, while continuing its rich history of being a family run business. Unfortunately, in today’s veterinary community, being a family run business,
centered on family values, is a rare commodity.
If we haven’t met yet, stop in and say hello….unless you are a NC Tar Heel fan. Go DUKE!