Dr. Steve was born and raised in Chicago where he earned a B.S. in Biology/Ecology at Loyola University. Inspired by his love for all creatures great and small, he went on to pursue his DVM degree from the University of Illinois. Upon graduation he worked at a busy 24-hour walk-in/emergency clinic in a Chicago suburb for two years before relocating to Colorado for the serene nature and year-round outdoor activities.
Over the course of his education, Dr. Steve took full advantage of many experiential learning opportunities, having spent time studying ecology in Costa Rica, environmental science in Australia, wildlife medicine in Zimbabwe, and volunteering at an animal shelter in Greece. He continues to volunteer alongside his veterinarian girlfriend at an overcrowded and underfunded animal shelter in Ft. Lupton: SoulDog Rescue. Outside of veterinary medicine, he enjoys playing ice hockey, seeing live music, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, and looking after his four-legged children: two goofy retriever mixes (Simba & Kemp), two sweet kitties (Malina & Albus), and a revolving door of foster cats and dogs from the shelter.
Dr. Steve is very passionate about geriatric and end-of-life animal care and feels honored to have served as a member of the Caring Pathways Team since 2019. He believes that a peaceful, comfortable passing is the greatest gift we can give to our beloved companions after they have spent their entire lives loving us unconditionally.