Dr. Dan graduated from the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 21 years and specializes in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and exotics. Dan says a strong drive to help animals-in-need and a passion for the biological sciences led him to become a vet.

Raccoons, Kinkajous, and reptiles are his ‘favorite animal’ (he says you can’t have just one)! If you visit the Meakin home, you would find 15 dogs, 7 cats, 4 Pot bellied pigs, 4 sheep, 3 goats, 2 tortoises, 1 kinkajou, 2 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 2 chinchillas, a rat, a packman frog, a bearded dragon, a red eared slider, 2 sugar gliders, 2 pigeons, and a goldfish (…and 5 kids!)

Dan doesn’t believe in spare time, and he enjoys working out and racquet sports, and as we all know – playing rock n’ roll with The Stray Dogs.