After a youth (mis)spent exploring a number of work and life experiences, Josh graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1990. Since that time has been involved exclusively with farm and food animal practice. After an initial two very cold years in practice in Saskatchewan, Josh came west to join GVS as an associate and eventual partner in 1992. Throughout his time in veterinary practice Josh’s focus has been on dairy and swine health and production management.
In the late 1990’s Josh and his family took an extended sabbatical from veterinary profession to explore some of this world via sailboat. At the beginning of 2000, after some fantastic travel experiences, he returned to work at GVS, balancing the week with a contract veterinary position with the Food Safety and Quality Branch of the provincial Ministry of Agriculture, which he continued to blend until 2008. Since that time Josh has focused his attention on production areas integral to animal welfare, food safety, and ultimately farm profitability.
Josh is married to Leslie, his wife of 29 years, and they share 4 adult children. Josh’s passion and enthusiasm for veterinary medicine has obviously rubbed off on his children, as 2 of them have chosen to pursue careers in the veterinary profession.