Growing up in western Pennsylvania, Dr. Rick Rockar developed an early love for animals from all of the creatures on his grandparents’ farms. The Rockar household hosted dogs, cats, cows, a pony, and a rabbit over the years. Dr. Rockar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Allegheny College In Meadville, PA, and received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his education with an internship at the Animal Medical Center In New York City and a surgical residency at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following his residency, he completed board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgery. After several years in clinical practice, Dr. Rockar began 15 years working in biomedical research and medical device development. During that time, he completed a second board certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and met his veterinarian wife Jennifer. Dr. Rockar returned to clinical practice several years ago to deliver compassionate care to pets and their owners, enhancing their special bonds. He loves the challenge of surgical and dental care and focuses on the special needs of geriatric pets as they navigate their golden years. Dr. Rockar and his wife Jennifer have 2 adult children living in Houston (Ross Moran and Rachel Moran) and share their home near Tomball with their retired racing greyhounds Giacomo (Jock), Vincent van Geaux, and Ginger Snap. Together they enjoy DIY home projects, gardening and landscaping their home, and attempting to improve their freshwater fishing skills, amusing many fish along the way.