Aaron is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he served three years in the United States Army Veterinary Corps as a veterinarian stationed in Connecticut where Aaron’s twin daughters, Kerenza and Addisyn, were born in 2004. Soon after their birth, Aaron and his wife, Sonya, moved back home to Texas to be closer to family.
Aaron has practiced in general small animal medicine and surgery, exotics medicine and surgery, emergency exclusive practice, and even spent a time as a farm vet for a herd of dairy goats and beef cattle as an extra-curricular activity. Aaron has always wanted to teach and conduct clinical research and so in 2010 he began a five-year long combined residency in Internal Medicine and PhD program at Oklahoma State University. The focus of his PhD research was diabetes mellitus in cats and the use of novel medications called incretin mimetics for the treatment of this disease.
Aaron relocated to Australia and joined the UQ Vets team in September, 2015. His professional interests are primarily in the field of endocrinology, especially diabetes in dogs and cats, as well as gastroenterology, hepatology, immune-mediated disease, and infectious disease.
Aaron and his family enjoy the active, outdoor lifestyle in Queensland and are in love with Australia (Although his wife and children are much less enthusiastic about the spiders).