Dr. Eliot Kaplan was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He went to the University of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1984. Dr. Kaplan completed a small animal internship in small animal medicine in 1985 and in 1986 he opened a small animal practice in British Columbia, Tri-Lake Animal Hospital. In 1991 he became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and was designated as a specialist in canine and feline practice. Dr. Kaplan did a sabbatical at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital from 2002-2003. In 2009 he set up a specialty center adjacent to the small animal practice called Lake Country Veterinary Specialist Hospital. From 2010-2015 Dr. Kaplan worked as a specialist at Lake Country Veterinary Specialty Hospital as well as a general practitioner at Tri-Lake Animal Hospital.