Why did you become a veterinarian?

Two reasons: I’ve always loved animals of all kinds, and I’ve always liked helping people learn. Combining education with helping pets makes this job fun every day.

What is the goal with every patient visit?

My goal for every visit is to make it as stress-free for the patient, and as valuable for the client as I can. When it’s possible, I want visits here to be fun and educational for everyone.

Who makes up your family?

My wife Andrea (also a veterinarian) and I live in St. Charles with our two children (Martin and Genevieve), two cats (Bob and Bug), an awesome old Italian Greyhound (Luigi), and a seemingly immortal betta fish (Tom).

Do you have a philosophy that you live by?

“Always leave things better than when you started.” – My Dad