Matthew is a 2021 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. Prior to em“bark”ing in veterinary medicine, he completed an Honour’s Bachelor of Science in Genetics at McMaster University followed by a Master’s in Molecular Science at Ryerson University where he investigated genomics and unique interactions involved in protein synthesis. While volunteering at the Toronto Wildlife Centre and veterinary clinics in the GTA, Matthew worked in the natural health product industry as an R&D prototype chemist formulating food and beauty nutraceuticals while developing and testing all-natural food preservatives.
If you ask Matthew’s friends and family, they would say he has “too many” hobbies, which range from magic, flying sport kites, cooking, home fermenting, and playing a litany of musical instruments. After a long day, Matthew enjoys reading, video games, running in the Don River Valley, and catching a good horror film.
‘So much of veterinary medicine is about working together as a team, sometimes across multiple disciplines, and learning from the past to provide quality veterinary care to those who can’t speak for themselves. I am grateful for the many veterinarians and scientists who came before me, whose knowledge I’ve had the privilege to imbibe, and without whom I could not have combined my compassion for animals with the magic of medicine.’
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Sir Isaac Newton, 1675