Dr. Grummitt graduated from Iowa State University in 1965 and practiced at the Berkley Dog and Cat Hospital until January 1966. He then moved to the Menlo Park Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital where he practiced until 1978. In 1979 he moved to Redding with his family and started Alpine Animal Hospital. Dr. Grummitt merged with the staff at VCA Enterprise Animal Hospital in November 1999. In July of 2001 he and the staff from VCA Enterprise Animal Hospital moved into VCA Asher Animal Hospital. His jack russell terrier's name is Lucy.