Dr. Beighlies veterinary medicine career has proven immensely satisfying for him. Most importantly, he feels an inner warmth when he can use his skills to keep animals healthy. Healthy, well-cared-for pets can enjoy longer relationships with their pet parents. Dr. Beighlie also likes to use his scientific mindset to solve complex medical cases that resemble intricate puzzles. Finally, Dr. Beighlie satisfies his artisan nature by using his hands to perform healing surgeries. Each day, he feels fortunate that hes found a gratifying career that allows him to serve his clients and their beloved pets! Thomas Beighlie grew up with agriculture in his genes, as his ancestors had homesteaded the Midwestern United States. His parents pursued a different path, though, as they worked for Trans World Airlines in the early years of commercial aviation. Since his father was an airline captain, Thomas and his siblings got quite an education in geography and culture, as they traveled to many corners of the world. When Thomas was 11 years old, he told his father he wanted to be a veterinarian. This decision set Thomas career in motion, and he gained experience by working as a veterinary technician during his high school and college years. While earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry, Thomas also developed his technical skills and lifelong commitment to caring for pets. After completing veterinary school in Italy, Thomas completed his post-graduate training at the New York City-based Animal Medical Center. Next, his 12 years of critical care and emergency service work helped him fine-tune his diagnostic, treatment, and surgical abilities. Dr. Beighlie expresses his gratitude to the many veterinarians, professors, and mentors who helped him become an accomplished veterinarian.