My name is Marcus Dela Cruz and I'm a veterinarian based on the central coast of California. I grew up in Sacramento, CA and attended Sonoma State University where I earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I then moved to the Midwest to continue my education. After four years (and four very long winters), I graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.
I spend my days taking care of dogs and cats, being a voice for the voiceless, and working to improve the human-animal bond. At the start of 2021, I started this blog with the goal of being a resource for pet owners, providing helpful information and advice related to veterinary medicine. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so I want to be a transparent and reliable source of information for you. I know that every pet owner wants to make the best decisions for their fur babies, so I hope you find the information I provide helps you make informed decisions that improves the health and happiness of your pet!
In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife Allyson and my Labrador Retriever Charlie. On my days off, you can catch me at the beach, playing pick-up anything (basketball, frisbee, volleyball), and watching sports (Go Sacramento Kings)!
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