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"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

Professional Interests

“Why haven’t you retired yet, Dr. Powell?” The simple answer is: I love my profession and enjoy working with a wonderful animal medical health care team. I wanted to be a veterinarian as a young farm boy; and I’ve been blessed to achieve that goal, so why stop? My professional interests include veterinary hospital management, internal medicine, dermatology, and wellness care.

Personal Interests

Rita (my wife for 50+ years) is my #1 personal interest followed by church, tennis, singing, NCAA basketball, and our pets down thru the years.

Education

DVM from Cornell University

How I Got Here

Raised on a farm in southern Delaware, I was surrounded by many types of animals. The two that really grabbed my heart were a rat terrier named Nicky that I received on my 6th birthday and a Chincoteague pony named Jiffy that my parents gave to me when I was 10. Nicky was about 15 lbs.—loyal, with the “heart” of a lion. Jiffy lived up to her name in speed (I always rode her bareback). If she was alive today and I jumped on her back, she would arch her neck and prance with pride.

My 20 years of formal education included obtaining a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Delaware, and my DVM at Cornell University. I was fortunate (because of scholarships) to attend both of these fine institutions of higher learning.

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