Mike Brands, DVM has recently returned to Elliott Bay after a 6-month sabbatical where he and his wife completed an around the world trip! Dr. Brands was born in Indiana, but has been a West Coaster for the past 13 years. He studied engineering and business at Purdue University before starting a career in retail management. It took some time before he found his true calling in life and enrolled in veterinary school at the University of Minnesota, where he earned his DVM degree.
Mike’s two strongest passions in life are animals and travel. He finds opportunities to combine these passions whenever possible, like working with veterinary practices in Australia, Vietnam and Thailand as well as volunteering his veterinary services in Uganda, Cambodia and Ecuador. In their spare time, Mike and his wife enjoy hiking, camping and globetrotting. They have explored 6 of 7 continents. Can you guess which one is next?