Why did you become a veterinarian?

I have always had a strong interest in animals and in high school, I developed an interest in medicine. Being a vet is the perfect combination.

What is the goal with every patient visit?

To work as a team with the owner and other staff to improve each patient’s quality of life.

Who makes up your family?

I have two dogs, Kona and Mocha, a cat, Kahlua, and freshwater and marine fish that live with my wife, Amy, and me.

Do you have a philosophy that you live by?

“First with your head, then with your heart.”