Hi there! I’m Dr. Bob!
I attended Southern Illinois University, and received my Bachelors of Science in 1988, and then my Master’s in Animal Science in 1989. I graduated from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine with my doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1993.
After I graduated as a doctor, I continued my education and received my post degree Certifications in External fixation and Internal fixations specializing in plate reconstructions in 1994, Stifle reconstruction in 1995, Cosmetic plate reconstruction in 1996, and my Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy certification in 2002. If you can’t tell, I really enjoy the orthopedics!
I performed emergency medicine at Champaign Urbana Emergency Clinic in Illinois and Mueller Animal Hospital in Sacramento until my wife Lisa (who is also a veterinary internist and oncologist) and I purchased Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic in 1996. We wanted to do the best medicine we could and treat every patient as if they were our own. Our original clinic was on Jackson Gate Road next to Teresa’s restaurant and it quickly grew. We built our current location in 2000.
I was honored by the Morris Animal Foundation & Hills Pet Nutrition in 2010 as one of the top five veterinarians in the nation, taking first place for the western region, and am incredibly humbled that my clients nominated me for such an honor.
We have 2 children, Michaela and Dylan. There is a multitude of dogs, cats, and chickens. Some of my passions are flying Remote Controlled planes with my son, Miniature Armour modeling, weight lifting, and being with my family.
At this point in my career, I have decided to stop taking regular appointments and will focus instead on performing spay and neuter surgeries for our local Animal Control and humane societies.