Born in Michigan and having grown up in Japan, after a college stint in Iowa and five years in Guelph, Dr. Kwantes graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1987. His first job as a vet was in beautiful Goderich, Ontario in a mixed animal practice. Since then he completed a Masters degree in Tropical Veterinary Medicine and has had more than 25 years of awesome veterinary experiences in Canada and internationally. He is a member of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, and over the last 15 years served the ABVMA in a number of capacities including a term as president in 2015-16. Dr. Kwantes was the Alberta representative on the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association council board for a number of years and is now the CVMA President He enjoyed teaching a reptile and amphibian class for the Animal Health Technology course at NAIT for about ten years and, with all the things he has been privileged to see, also wrote a book of short stories entitled “Catfight in the Kitchen.” All of this information probably matters much less than the fact that he loves working with pets and with people, and feels honoured to share in the bond of trust between pets and their caretakers. He is proud of the great team at Park Veterinary Centre and the difference we make in the lives of pets and pet owners. Dr. Kwantes has three grown children (an oboist, a dentist, and a veterinary student) and lives in Sherwood Park with his wife and and one remaining pet – a lucky rescue cat.