Dr. Jim Clark was born in Kamloops, British Columbia. He got his bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of British Columbia, and his veterinary degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1979. He joined a mixed animal practice in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, where he practices to this day.
In 1996 Dr. Clark did a sabbatical at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. He then attended his first American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association meeting and began his journey into integrative medicine. He is certified in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Jim enjoys dancing, singing in a barbershop quartet, flying vintage airplanes, as well as practicing and teaching Tai Chi. If you've attended an AHVMA Conference you know Jim as the leader of Tai Chi practice in the mornings before sessions begin.
Please enjoy this conversation as Dr. Clark and I discuss his childhood in the Western Canadian desert, choosing veterinary medicine as a career after his physics studies, the importance of sabbaticals, and how he has maintained a love for the practice of veterinary medicine for over forty years.