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.

Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

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