I was born in the shadow of the Big Apple in a town called Amityville. I was always interested in medicine and loved working with animals, so veterinary medicine was a perfect marriage of the two. I had a keen interest in biology and animal sciences in school. I have lived and worked in Oakland since graduating from vet school. I am married with two boys, two cats and a dog name Stewie. In my off time I love playing with my sons, enjoy bike riding, skiing, and fixing things.