My love for animals started early in life. I grew up in India where we had a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, a pet monkey, and pigeons. Despite growing up in a large family of caregivers, the care of our family pets seemed to naturally fall on me. Good veterinary care was not available in the part of India where I grew up. When poor care resulted in the death of one of my cats, a desire to be able to help animals started. Our parents routinely read the James Harriet books to us and this also helped me find my calling.
Learning at an early age that proper housing and nutrition care can make all the difference in an animals life, I applied this learning experience into my studies when I got accepted into the veterinary program at the University of Guelph. Once graduated in 1991, I was honoured to accept a position in Dunnville and eager to start working in the environment I had come to love during my externship here. It is important to me that pet keeping is a positive experience for all concerned. I look forward developing long term relationships with my clients and their pets so we can work together to ensure the pets they love receive the best possible care. Treats are always in my pocket ready to greet your pet and gain their trust.
As a mixed animal practitioner, I want farmers to be successful in their business and at the same time their animals should have a good quality of life and be treated humanely.
My wife and I have a blended family of five children and five grandchildren, soon to be six! We are both animal lovers and enjoy spending time with our golden retrievers, Frankie and Phin.
Life is to short to get hung up on petty matters, Let’s get along and make life better for all including our animals. (Source)Education: 1991 - University of Guelph (CA)