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Dr. Gary Lattig

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My interest in veterinary medicine stems from my fondest childhood memories, when my parents moved to a small farm in Idaho. It wasn’t a large piece of land, but it was one that required patience and hard work. Even though I was young, I was old enough to help Dad with the field plowing and chores with the animals. We had horses and cattle, dogs, cats and chickens. I participated in 4-H, and raised steers for sale in that program.

I attended the University of Idaho and earned my B.S. in Zoology. I then transferred to Washington State University where I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1971. After graduating, I came to Modesto to work at Modesto Veterinary Hospital. I met my wife Linda here, and we have raised our family in Modesto since that time.

I am a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association and the Northern San Joaquin Veterinary Medical Association. I am on the Board of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic Inc., and a past member of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital External Advisory Board.

It is a part of our interest to help young people find out if veterinary medicine should be a career and have hired part-time helpers, and volunteers, from local high schools and colleges.

Outside the clinic, I enjoy backpacking, camping in the Sierras, being on a tractor, and being grandpa.