Patrick Mahaney, VMDpetMD Vet, Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Mahaney's path to becoming a veterinarian was not the pursuit of a childhood dream, but was rather a serendipitous migration from his original plan, which was to pursue a career in marine biology or fine arts. Being genuinely interested in disciplines involving science and art, and having kept pet fish, lizards, hermit crabs, and a dog as pets, a career in veterinary medicine seemed a logical hybrid of those interests. Dr. Mahaney entered the pre-veterinary program at the University of Delaware, and he is grateful today for his dad and mom's well-timed intervention. Four years later he was awarded a degree in animal science and was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Mahaney from petMD.