I arrived in Calaveras County in June of l980, soon after my graduation from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California in Davis. At that time, I approached my career with a great deal of zeal and passion and after a little more than a quarter of a century later, I still enjoy my calling with the same amount of excitement and enthusiasm.
Mixed animal practice (large and small animal), by its very nature leads to a wide variety of cases on a daily basis, which keeps my interest and devotion to our practice at a high level. This amount of exposure over the years allowed me to pursue and improve my training in areas such as internal medicine, ultrasound, radiology, endocrinology, large and small animal surgery and large and small animal reproduction via the rigors of daily practice as well as continuing education. My formal training started at Cal Poly Pomona, where I obtained an AS degree in Animal Science. I left southern California to attend the University of California, Davis where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science in 1976. Then it was on to the school of veterinary medicine, where I earned my degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in June of l980.
My other passion in life is my family. My wife, Alice, and I enjoy 5 children and 10 grandchildren along with a menagerie of pets, both large and small. We live in Angels Camp, which I have considered my home since the day I arrived over 27 years ago.
Hi! I’m Dr. Jules! I am a 2016 graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I completed my undergraduate at Albion College in Michigan, graduating with a BA in BioChemistry. I moved west to avoid the freezing winters. I started my career as a mixed animal veterinarian but have decided to continue with small animals only during this stage in my life. My special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, pain management, and end of life care. I am also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.