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Dr. Dunn attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1970. His first employment was with a four-doctor practice in a Chicago suburb. After that he established the first small animal hospital in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He also operated a mobile animal hospital from a 32 ft. Winnebago that serviced outlying towns in northern Wisconsin in the early 1980s. With Rory Foster, DVM, he established another animal hospital in Eagle River, Wisconsin. In 1989 he established a third animal hospital with an attached pet food and supply store in Rhinelander.
In 1997 Dr. Dunn sold that animal hospital and began to focus on the Internet as a means of presenting sound advice to pet owners regarding veterinary medical practices and procedures for dogs and cats. That effort resulted in the creation of "ThePetCenter.com, The Internet Animal Hospital", in 1998. The content ofThePetCenter.com attracted the interest of PetFoodDirect.com and was subsequently sold to the Pennsylvania company. Dr. Dunn was appointed Director of Veterinary Services for PetFoodDirect.com where he recruited and directed the nine veterinarian staff for the "Ask The Vet" program.
Dr. Dunn practices small animal medicine and surgery in Wisconsin and the Naples, Florida, area and continues to create content for his most recent Internet pet informational website at TheAnswerVet.com. He continues to practice small animal medicine and surgery as a part time relief doctor in several northern Wisconsin and SW Florida areas. (During his varied career he has worked in over 30 different animal care facilities!)
Dr. Dunn is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. He is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin and Florida. For several years he wrote a monthly medical column for Dog World Magazine and continues to write feature articles on pet health care. He has consulted with various companies on veterinary issues.
He enjoys Internet Commerce, website design and content writing, racquetball, fishing, photography and a variety of outdoor activities. He currently lives in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, with several rescue dogs that keep him smiling every day.
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