A native of Cincinnati, Tom Meade graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1971, received his B.S. in Animal Science Nutrition in 1975, and his M.S. in Animal Science Nutrition in 1977 at Ohio State University. In 1981 he received his D.V.M. degree and went on to begin his own practice. Lebanon Animal Hospital was founded in 1985. He and his wife raised four children and are now very happy grandparents.