The Vet Life
This week Jon Patch chats with Dr. Aubrey Ross from the new Animal Planet show, The Vet Life. The Vet Life follows veterinarians Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne, who recently moved to Houston to open a full-service veterinarian hospital and animal shelter together. The series captures the doctors' lives as they juggle running a new business while managing their family life filled with spouses, parents, in-laws, children, pets and friends, as well as their intense moments saving the lives of animals at their clinic.
Dr. Ross was born in Houston, Texas. While growing up in Texas Dr. Ross developed a love for animals. At the age of five Dr. Ross told his parents that he wanted to become a veterinarian. His family encouraged his love for animals by allowing him to take care of chickens, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs, hamsters, snakes, and dogs.
Following graduation from Tuskegee University in 2007, Dr. Ross accepted a job in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Pebble-Maryland Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian for three years. Subsequently, he moved on to Park Animal Hospital where he studied exotic and avian medicine. He also worked for Lied Animal Shelter as a relief veterinary performing high spays and neuters along with vaccination clinics. Dr. Ross always held fast to his dream of owning his own veterinary hospital and while moving toward that ultimate goal, he acquired the position of lead veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital where he was able to learn the business aspect of veterinary medicine as well as to hone his managerial and leadership skills.
Interests: Surgery, internal, emergency, dermatology cases, shelter medicine, preventive medicine in small animal and exotic medicine. He has an equal and genuine love for animal medicine and people. He really enjoys teaching and helping clients become more knowledgeable about medical and surgical information in the field of veterinarian medicine.
Special Interests: Attending church, spending time with family and friends, running, reading, hiking, golf, basketball, music, movies and traveling.
In 2013, Dr. Ross moved back to Houston to open up Cy-Fair Animal Hospital with his business partners in order to provide exceptional quality veterinary care to the community via educating the community, training and mentoring future and new veterinarians.