John received his DVM from Ontario Veterinary College in 1977. He also did post-graduate work in small-animal surgery for a year at Massey University, Palmerston, No. New Zealand. While there, he earned membership in the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery. John has practiced small-animal medicine in England, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. In 1990 he opened the Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic in Portland’s West End. He now does only ambulatory practice but works closely with local clinics.
John, his wife Patti, and a small menagerie of critters split their time between Acton and Portland.