Thomas graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetic Biology. As Director of Education for Noah’s Animal Hospitals, he has spent the last two decades helping educate pet owners and train veterinary employees.
Tom works closely with the veterinary specialists at Noah’s, from functioning as an assistant for special surgeries and advanced dental work, to coordinating visits from veterinary radiologists and internal medicine specialists. After taking a sabbatical and moving to Colorado, Tom returned to Noah’s in the Spring of 2013 and now oversees the Growth and Development Committee for the business, He is also the Practice Manager at the Noah’s Caring Hands location in Geist (Indiana).
In addition to his role in education, h'es made regular appearances on the local Fox and CBS affiliates in Indianapolis and on the nationally known Veterinary News Network. He works closely with and provides reports for the nationally acclaimed program PetPalsTV, which is currently seen in 20 markets across the US. He was selected 4 times as a reporter for Conference TV Journal at the Western Veterinary Conference, and was named Veterinary News Network's “Reporter of the Year” in 2009. Tom was the Managing Editor for Veterinary News Network from 2007-2013 and used his love of animals, his passion for education and research with his media interests to help provide millions of pet owners with timely, accurate and trustworthy pet health information.
When not busy with veterinary practice or media related activities, Tom was involved with helping the community’s pets as the veterinary liaison for the Community Animal Response Team in Colorado Springs. His duties include coordinating and managing pet care during emergencies and disasters, especially during the devastating Waldo Springs Canyon Fire in the summer of 2012. Tom was the first non-veterinarian awarded credentials by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists and with a focus on both traditional and social media, Tom has been a frequent speaker at both national and veterinary conferences and has lectured at our country’s veterinary colleges as well.
Tom's family includes his wife, sons Keegan & Rob, Mastiffs Loki & Nike, and cat Vulcan. Away from pets and animals, Tom is an avid fantasy and sci-fi reader and enjoys a night out of Karaoke singing!