I started working at The Animal Clinic in 1988, as a high school Kennel Attendant.  After high school I had a meandering journey through academia, during which I studied both Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Fine Art Photography, earned a PhD studying songbirds breeding above treeline in a variety of alpine and arctic environments, and a DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College.  I have been a partner at The Animal Clinic since graduating from OVC in 2007. My professional interests include surgery, dentistry, diagnostic imaging and nutrition. I also serve in a variety of capacities for numerous professional organizations: President of the Farley Foundation, Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, Founder and Chair of the OVMA Environmental Sustainability Committee, member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Green Practice Initiative, and Board Member of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto.

 

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Robin, and our 3 children (Rose, Xander and Bruce). We share our house with an ever growing menagerie that consists of: 2 Flat-Coated Retrievers, 3 birds, and a large saltwater aquarium with untold number of creatures.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, rock climbing, canoeing, photography and cooking. During the pandemic, I joined The Bike Brigade and every week I help deliver food and essential supplies by bicycle to those in need in Toronto. Each year in September I do a one-day bike ride in support of the Farley Foundation, which funds necessary medical procedures for the pets of the elderly, disabled and women at risk of abuse.

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