Dr. Palmer graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1989. He practiced for three years in a busy, progressive animal hospital in Scarborough before falling in love with Northern Ontario and purchasing Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic with his wife Robin in 1992. While practicing in Scarborough, Dr. Palmer was fortunate to be at one of the first private practices in Ontario to offer veterinary ultrasound diagnostic services to their clients. Over the last twenty years he has enjoyed refining his skills and incorporating this valuable diagnostic tool into daily practice. In addition to providing comprehensive preventive care for pets, Dr. Palmer relishes working up challenging internal medicine and cardiology cases. He is also an accomplished surgeon and enjoys performing a wide range of surgery from orthopedics to root canals. Recently, he has developed an interest in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery and has been very impressed with the many benefits this exciting new technique offers.