J Michael Walters
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
Residency: 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.