I am a 1982 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I started my career in Summit County in 1986 by working for Dr Forrest Cole at Animal Hospital of the High County. This practice was the first to open in Summit County and was located at 7th & Galena in Frisco in a log cabin that had been saved from the old town of Dillon before the town was lost to Lake Dillon reservoir. I purchased the practice from Dr. Cole in 1989. In 1992 I moved the practice out of the little log cabin and into a facility I had built at 7th & Granite St. In 1999 I sold the practice to Dr. Paul Veralli. I was away for a while but over time I found myself back in the practice I sold, working full time for Dr. Veralli. In 2005 the practice was in temporary quarters in the Boardwalk building as the hospital was disassembled, expanded and remodeled and moved to its current location of Frisco Animal Hospital at 700 N Summit Blvd.
I have been through this hospital’s various incarnations and have come full circle. Dr. Veralli has left Frisco Animal Hospital and I am back to my role as the managing veterinarian. It feels good to be home.
I bring a broad base of experience and skill in clinical practice and surgery to Frisco Animal Hospital. I have a special interest in veterinary dentistry. I find that addressing problems in the pet’s mouth can make a huge difference in their well being and quality of life yet so often these problems go undetected, hidden in the mouth. I also have strong interests in orthopedic surgery and dermatology. I am currently working on computerized medical records and digital imaging as a way to help educate and inform clients. I think this helps bring the clients into the decision making process of what is best for them and their pet.
I am married to Louanne and we have three sons. My oldest son, Luke, is currently at college pursuing a career in violin performance. Aaron and Sean are in Summit High School. I keep it all together by spinning my wheels of my road bike under me as I commute to work. I will ride as much as the Summit County seasons will safely allow. I ride the local trails on my mountain bike when I can. When the snow has covered the bike trails you may find me on my Nordic skis either skating or classic skiing on the groomed trails or off the beaten bath. I also love to get on my Tele skis and rip, float and fly.