Dr. Patrick Hunt’s interest in veterinary medicine began after shadowing a mixed animal veterinarian. He enjoyed the wide variety of cases, but gravitated to the unusual, emergent cases. Polytrauma, wound management and surgery, and toxicities have always been the most interesting cases to solve. He attended Colorado State University and obtained his DVM and MBA in 2016. Dr. Hunt then completed his Rotating Small Animal Internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in 2017 before completing his Emergency and Critical Care Internship at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center in 2018. He remained at the veterinary teaching hospital at MU as a clinical instructor in emergency and critical care, where he found immense enjoyment not only practicing emergency medicine, but also in educating the next generation of veterinarians. With his interests lying in emergency medicine, Dr. Hunt understands the importance of structured client communication and plans his treatments with the owner in mind. The entire experience of enduring an emergency with a pet can be confusing and overwhelming; Dr. Hunt’s strives to make this process better for clients by treating them as equal partners when it comes to treating their pets, ensuring strong communication through the entire visit. When he is not saving lives in our emergency department, Dr. Hunt spends his time hiking, fishing, and woodworking. He also enjoys spending time with his two cats Toulouse and Walter, and dog Pearl.