I completed by undergraduate and veterinary training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The following year I began a small animal internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. There I learned a great deal about managing small animal medical cases and even managed one equine case (the entire case load for the year). Following three more years in small animal practice I decided to pursue a career in anatomic pathology. I then completed my residency and a PhD degree in Comparative Pathology at the University of California, Davis. Following my training I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I planned to return to California after a few years, but 34 years later I am still at NCSU, but only part time. During my time in this position I have studied various aspects of liver disease. My primary interest stemmed from wanting to understand more about disease as a clinician and diagnostic pathology has always been a key interest. I have authored or co-authored a number of book chapters related to liver disease of domestic animals. I have worked with colleagues in the pharmaceutical world over many years studying the causes and mechanisms of acute and chronic liver and biliary tree injury, publishing in this area as well. Also, I have worked and continue to work with various types of viral hepatitis, publishing papers or chapters on Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, completing the known alphabet of hepatitis viruses. I am grateful for a career that has enabled me to interact with and learn from many veterinarians and other health professionals from around the globe.