Dr. Steve was born and raised in Carrier Mills. He studied Animal Science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign-Urbana where he graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1995. While attending the U of I he met his wife Tracy and has been happily married for 23 years and the proud father to 2 children. In his free time Dr Steve enjoys hiking and horseback riding.