Dr. Guthrie grew up on a dairy farm in western Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma for two years, majoring in pre med. He then transferred to Oklahoma State University to pursue veterinary medicine. He received his B.S. in premedical science in 1971 and his DVM in 1974. After practicing in Shreveport and Tulsa, he opened a practice in south Oklahoma City. Nearly twenty-eight years later, Dr. Guthrie sold his practice in 2005 and moved to Galveston, TX where he and his wife, Coleen enjoy long walks on the beach, bike rides, and the great area restaurants.