Dr. John Wheeler, BS, DVM grew up in upstate New York as the last of seven children to two wonderful and supportive parents. Since a young age, he has had a natural bond and empathetic nature with animals and pets in need (and this has never left him). He is a proud graduate of Michigan State University for his Bachelor of Science Degree and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (with his clinical year at The University of Missouri) for his veterinary education. Dr. Wheeler has over a decade of experience in veterinary medicine including a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, several years of specialty surgery training/practice, and emergency and critical care positions. Most recently, Dr. Wheeler served as a locum veterinarian during the pandemic to help practices in the Valley manage veterinary staffing shortages and provide care to pets while we all faced the unique challenges that have arisen the last few years. Dr. Wheeler is proud and excited to now put down roots at DC Ranch Animal Hospital as the practice Medical Director. Dr. Wheeler’s household includes his wife Jessica (an Emergency and Critical Care Certified Veterinary Technician) and his nine pets that currently call his home theirs as well. Dr. Wheeler has a special place in his heart for rescued pets and senior dogs (seven of his nine pets falling into these categories).