I grew up in Drayton Valley, Alberta, and attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. I have always had a passion for medicine, and improving the health of the animals in our lives. I am fascinated by how the human-animal bond connects people with more than just cats and dogs, but also smaller mammals, birds, and reptiles. I am also fascinated by how anatomy and physiology differ so vastly between these species, and yet how similar the medical and surgical techniques can be for them. My goal is to make sure every patient visit is welcoming, in hopes to design the best diagnostic and treatment plan that fits both the patient's and the owner’s goals and expectations. This includes strong communication and thoughtful planning to ensure both the patient's and the client’s needs are met. I believe that every animal, from furry to feathery to scaly deserves access to good health care and longevity of life. My family includes my lovely wife, two daughters, and two Norwegian Elkhounds, Will and Katie.