John joined SVA in August of 2019 after receiving his B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. John has worked in the veterinary field for about two years now and has wanted to be a veterinarian since he was a child. He’s planning on applying to vet school in the next couple of years. His particular interests are small animal medicine,  microbiology (really small animals!), and the study of bacterial diseases. When he’s not at work, John enjoys cooking and is adventurous enough to try to make anything, so long as he has a recipe to follow. On his days off he’s running, hiking, or wandering the inter-tidal zones at the beach.