J. Michael Walters, Medical Director

DVM, MS, DACVECC (Emergency/Critical Care)

Critical Care

Name: J. Michael Walters (please call me Mike and the J is for John, DON’T call me John)
Undergrad school:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Veterinary school:
Louisiana State University
Colorado State University
Why did you choose to become a Veterinary Criticalist?
I became a criticalist and emergency clinician because I enjoy fast pace and the immediate changes I can make in patients’ lives. It’s really a life or death situation on occasion and that is exciting. 
Why do you choose to practice at VCA West Coast?  
To make a difference in patients and clients lives. To help this team of veterinary specialist achieve their goals and the team as a whole. To help make, with the help of everyone, this a true center of excellence. 
What do you enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine?  
I spend time with my family at the beach and just enjoy life outside of the hospital.



J Michael Walters

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