Tom grew up in Milwaukee and is from a large family. He has always enjoyed science, medicine and animals, and ended up combining these passions into a career as a veterinarian. Tom graduated from UW Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He went on to earn his D.V.M. degree from UW Madison in 1989. Tom is married to Gail and they have 2 daughters and 2 dogs. In his free time during the summer Tom likes to sail and in the winter he likes to snowshoe and cross country ski.