John is from sunny Tustin, California, where he grew up surrounded by an assortment of pets – five cats, three dogs, fish, and six chickens. His passion for animals ignited in the fifth grade, paving the way for his dream of becoming a veterinarian.

After studying at the University of California Santa Cruz, John is now pursuing his veterinary doctorate at the University of Arizona School of Veterinary Medicine, and is set to graduate in August of 2024.

When he’s not immersed in his studies, John is a culinary enthusiast and loves exploring new dining spots. Additionally, John enjoys CrossFit, going to concerts, and relaxing by the beach or pool. With his compassion and zest for life, John is on a remarkable journey to make a meaningful impact in the world of veterinary medicine.