Joe was born and raised in Dixon, Illinois and he dawdled around the Midwest for 29 years before finding his way to Jackson in 2016. He attended Butler University in Indianapolis (GO DAWGS!) where he graduated with a BS in Biology. An enthusiast of wildlife and ecology, Joe attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois with the idea of working in the fields of conservation and wildlife medicine. Plans change, of course, and Joe found himself enjoying clinical practice. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and began working as a small animal veterinarian in Bloomington, Indiana.
In 2016, the opportunity to join Jackson Animal Hospital arose. Joe and his wife, Kate, along with their Australian Shepherd, Taggart, relocated to Jackson. While saddened by the absence of corn fields and Chicago-style hot dogs, they are incredibly happy to call Jackson their home. Since moving here, they have also welcomed two more critters to their family – a dog named Bivvy and a human named Finn.
Joe has worked closely with the Animal Adoption Center as a veterinarian and co-owner of Jackson Animal Hospital. He also serves on the Teton Raptor Center’s Advisory Council. His love for fly fishing, beer brewing, coffee roasting, and the promotion of the human-animal bond abounds.