Garrett joined SVA in May of 2018 after leaving active duty with the USMC and earning a Veterinary Assistant Certificate from PIMA. On the veterinary side of things, Garrett particularly enjoys dealing with radiology, behavior, and wound care. His job aspirations involve working with and providing care for search dogs used to track poachers. When he’s not at work he says he’s “a basic PNW dude” who adores hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, brewery tours, road trips, surfing, and skim boarding. His active lifestyle demands a dog with similar energy so he is joined in his adventures by a pit-retriever mix named Gordie.