Dr. Julian Lackey grew up five minutes down the road from the Oregon Zoo and dreamed of taking care of penguins and elephants. When he studied for his veterinary degree at Oregon State University, he re-focused on dogs and cats. He still visits the zoo regularly, but caring for furry family members and getting to know his clients has become his passion. He is especially interested in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, preventive care and internal medicine. Dr. Lackey has two rescue dogs - Graham and Jones - who love hiking, backpacking, and towing him on their scooter when they're not being couch potatoes. His household is run by his grumpy old cat, Petra, who secretly likes the dogs but will never admit it.