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 fiancĂ©e, 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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