I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY but have called Newfoundland my home since 2012. Growing up I always gravitated to animals and the medicaI field. I completed a Bachelors degree in Biology at Canisius College in Buffalo in 2006, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2010, and a rotating small animal medicine/surgical internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2011. After the internship I worked as an ER veterinarian in southern Ontario for a year before coming to Newfoundland. My areas of interest are emergency medicine, exotics, surgery and ophthalmology. My wife Dr. Sara Ruffino and I have owned Baccalieu Trail Animal Hospital since 2018. We share a house with our kids Sophia and Zane and our furry family, Hiccup, Bruce, Simon, Sunshine and our chickens!!