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Board Certification

  • ACVIM - Cardiology (1988)

Education

  • DVM - 1983, Cornell University
  • Internship - 1983-84, The Animal Medical Center
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - 1984-84
  • Cardiology Residency - 1985-87, UC Davis
  • Almost PhD (all but writing the thesis :) - UC Davis - Physiology and Pharmacology

Current Professional Activities

  • President and co-founder Veterinary Information Network

Past Professional Activities

  • See previous education section
  • Cardiology Referral Practice
  • Staff Cardiologist - West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group
  • Staff Cardiologist - Veterinary Cardiology Services, Sacramento, CA
  • Staff Cardiologist - UC Davis
  • Instructor in Cardiology and Physiology - UC Davis
  • NIH Physician Scientist Award
  • Veterinary Advisor, Feline Winn Foundation
  • Purina Small Animal Research Award
  • AAHA Special Recognition Award
  • Co-author, Cats For Dummies
  • Medical Consultant, Dogs For Dummies
  • TAURINE and DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY :)

Marital Status

  • Married to my best friend Carla since 1995

Children

  • Luca (born 1989), Joel (born 1998) and Silke Michelle (born 2004)

Pets

  • Cosmo - a 18 lb gentle giant cat
  • Lucky - a pseudo-Westie with horrible lungs
  • Pokie - another Westie - I take no credit for naming any of these creatures
  • 2 rabbits - John-Jacob and Penelope
  • 1 bird - Sunny - a vicious little thing
  • Fish
  • Could be any of a zillion other creatures roaming our home on any given day
  • Yes -- I have lost control of my domain :)

Hobbies

  • Flying, Jet Skiing, Inline skating, Inline Scooters, Water Skiing, Boating, Spending time with Carla and the kids, Working (I've never had a job)

Favorite Quote

  • A false conclusion
    once arrived at and widely accepted
    is not easily dislodged
    and the less it is understood,
    the more tenaciously it is held.
    -----Georg Cantor - 19th Century Mathematician, developer of the concepts of "continuity" and "infinity".

What I like Most About VIN

  • You!


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