I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1973, with honors and completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. I am passionate about surgery, concentrating on major surgeries such as ACL Cruciate repairs and enjoy surgical challenges as well as all diagnostics. My focus is on being kind and compassionate to all my clients and their pets, and enjoy the role of teacher and mentor to all the team members here at the hospital. When not caring for my patients I enjoy spending time with my family, wife Marian and sons Todd & Justin. My family also includes a Great Dane Tasha and a Yorkie named Riley, as well as Samson the cat, adopted from Strays In Need. I also enjoy travelling, especially to Africa, ballroom dancing with my wife, as well as gardening and photography.