Dr. Eric Barchas

I am a professional traveler who spends his spare time working as a full-time veterinarian; contributing to Dogster and Catster; walking, cooking, camping, and exploring the outdoors; skiing (when conditions permit); and reading Booker-shortlisted novels.  In between trips I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area with my fiancée, Denise, and my canine pal Buster. My main veterinary interests are emergency and critical care, wellness, pain management, and promotion of the human-animal bond. I have contributed to and been the resident vet at Dogster and Catster since May 2005.

 Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Eric Barchas

 Age: Too old, but it beats the alternative

 Location: San Francisco

 Where You Can Stalk Me on the Internet: Dogster, Catster, my Website, and Twitter

 What I Do for a Living: Veterinarian

 What I Do for Fun: Travel, camping, hiking, cooking, reading

 The Furry Members of My Household Are: My pal Buster, a 7-year-old Lab mix

 My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Animal welfare matters

 My Pet Peeve Is: People who don't pick up their dog's feces

 My Guilty Pleasures Are: Beer, except I don't feel guilty.

 How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: I just purchased 12 vacuum bags.

 What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: A firefighter. Just kidding. A veterinarian.

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