He received his DVM from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He grew up with his family in Arkansas. While in school he did an externship at the National zoo in Washington D.C. He has also worked as a zookeeper with a veterinary assistant at Baton Rouge Zoo. He was a veterinarian at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur were he treated exotic animals for ten years. Job opportunities brought him to Lowell, Indiana when he became owner of Bardens Animal Clinic in 2006. He has been practicing as a DVM for 20 years now. He dedicates himself to our clients and their companions by providing a comprehensive, state-of-the-art modern environment. He is committed to client education, individualized preventative health care and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.He has been married to Millie (our office manager) since 2004, has 5 step children, 8 grandchildren, 2 dogs and 1 cat. When not at the clinic he enjoys outdoor activities, exercising, scuba diving (is Master Scuba Diver), running, computer gaming and spending time with his family.