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Dr. West has strong southern Alberta roots, being born in Lethbridge and raised in Stirling.
He has had many pets over the years, including cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils.
His academic career includes receiving a Bachelor of Science at the University of Lethbridge, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Calgary, and he was fortunate enough to have a clinical rotation at the Calgary Zoo! In addition to his formal schooling, he completed his Fear Free certification while in vet school and has taken part in various exotics focused clubs/seminars to expand his learning beyond his core curriculum. While he enjoys the variety of veterinary medicine, special areas of interest include dentistry and exotics.
His family has moved back to southern Alberta, consisting of his wife, daughter, son, and a chinchilla. Outside of work, Dr. West enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, jogging, and playing video games