Graduated University of Illinois, 1973
Dr. Connor comes from a family of animal-care professions-his father and uncle were both veterinarians. Dr. Connor started working alongside them at their clinics and farms at a very young age and couldn’t help but fall in love with the profession. It didn’t take him long to decide that he wanted to become a veterinarian himself.
After starting his career in small and large-animal medicine, Dr. Connor moved to California in 1995, where he began working in the Southern California racetrack circuit. In 2007, he became the State Veterinarian at the Southern California tracks until joining VCA Desert Dunes Animal Hospital in 2009. While Dr. Connor considers his years of working with horses very rewarding, he says that it doesn’t compare to the work he gets to do here at the hospital.
Dr. Connor and his wife, Kathy, have four grown children. They both enjoy golfing and on any given day, it’s a challenge that can either be disappointing or very rewarding.