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Dr. Mitchell Bruckert, DVM
What is your educational and veterinary medicine background?
I did my pre-veterinary undergraduate work at UW-Green Bay (Go Phoenix!) and finished with my degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. After working in research for a few years, I got accepted into Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and moved to St. Kitts and Nevis to pursue veterinary medicine. I finished my preclinical studies there and finished my clinical studies at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
Why did you decide to become a veterinarian?
I have always loved the practice of medicine and animals, and felt that the best way for me to make a difference in the world was to become a veterinarian.
What is your most memorable moment as a vet?
Being able to travel to South Africa and learn about conservation medicine. While there I assisted in the relocation of several white rhinos. That was one of the coolest moments in my life, to be able to touch and find a safer home for a critically endangered species like the white rhino.
What are the best things you find about being a veterinarian?
I not only love being able to help animals feel better; I love to interact with people as well. Another thing I love is the technical side, being able to perform procedures and surgeries.
What are your special interests in the field of veterinary medicine?
I have a special interest in surgery, dentistry, neurology, and exotic animal medicine.
What is the most unusual pet you have helped treat?
Since I love exotics, I have helped treat several different kinds of animals. One of the most unusual pets I have ever interacted with was a kinkajou.
More About Dr. Bruckert
What is your biggest ‘pet’ peeve?
I absolutely hate slow traffic.
Favorite place to eat?
My wife and I love to eat at fancy places. But I have to say that one of my favorite places to eat is at home with anything that is pulled off the grill.
Favorite place to visit?
I have visited the Galapagos in South Africa, and I love to visit the zoos and aquariums in every city I visit. My favorites are the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium.
Tacos, hands down.
The Star Wars series, Saving Private Ryan, Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo/Finding Dory, and Top Gun
Favorite sports team?
The Green Bay Packers (I’m actually a shareholder), the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Wisconsin Badger hockey, football and basketball teams.
Name 3 things people might be surprised to learn about you:
- I am a rescue certified SCUBA diver with over 70 dives under my belt.
- I love to curl (the sport).
- I am a huge fan of Formula 1 racing (Go Sebastian Vettel!)