Born on a tobacco farm in South Carolina and grew up with dogs, pigs, cows and farm life. Ended up in vet school after working in an animal shelter and seeing the harm that poor ownership could do to the life of thousands of pets. Graduated from University of Georgia and ended up with 9 adopted kids. Now all gone and grandkids everywhere and home to 18 horses and 13 dogs and a couple of cats. Still trying to take care of my lovely wife's horses and other assorted critters. Nothing loves you quite like a dog, and no one takes more messages and promises to get back to you more than a cat.