There are very few people in this world I would change lives with! 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, followed by
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 to
treat a variety of issues. I have completed advanced training required to perform 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
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!