Owner Veterinarian


My favorite part of working with animals is…
the challenge and satisfaction of helping a living being that can’t communicate like humans do.  It makes diagnosing problems all that more difficult, but at the same time as they feel better, they seem to show their appreciation in different ways.

My favorite pet name of all time..
wasn’t my own, but I hope to steal it someday… A cat named John Stamos…. Just random!

My favorite way to spend a Saturday is…
having breakfast with my wife, then riding dirt bikes with my friends, catching the Vikings on a rare winning day, playing video games with my daughter and then cuddling in bed with my wife and dogs to watch a movie.

If I were an animal….
I would be an owl so I could be wise enough not to ask the typical “if I were an animal….” question.

My favorite super human power would be…
The power of super memory:  to never forget anything, what I have read, anything I have done, mistakes I have made or anyone I have met. I live an amazing life and don’t want to forget a thing!



Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more

Common signs of arthritis in your pet

Achy muscles and stiff joints affect more individuals than you may think. In fact, these common symptoms of arthritis are found in both the young and old—and human and non-human. That’s right…arthritis is an issue that many animals experience as well. Dogs in... read more

Lawn chemicals and your pet

Break out the sunglasses and sandals because spring is right around the corner! While the extra sunshine and warmth mean lots of fun outdoor activities for you and your pet, spring can also bring some hidden dangers with it as well.  This season (more than any other)... read more

Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more