John grew up in Chilliwack on a dairy farm. John graduated in 1998 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and received the Faculty Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement. Upon graduation, John started work with Greenbelt Veterinary Services.
His prime interests are dairy production and preventative medicine. Special veterinary interests include calf raising, pharmacology and preventative vaccine protocols. John is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and frequently attends continuing education conferences. His non- veterinary interests include hiking and horseback riding.