Dr. Crocker was born in Dallas, Texas but has been in Tucson since he was 13. He attended Ironwood Ridge High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2008. He earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2012. He returned to Tucson after graduation and has been in small animal practice here ever since. His interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry, preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and pain management. Dr. Crocker enjoys working with clients to ensure a strong human-animal bond between us and our pets. He believes in tailoring treatment plans to each individual patient and client’s needs. While attending Colorado State University, Dr. Crocker obtained certification in veterinary acupuncture at the school’s Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course. Acupuncture can be a useful adjunctive therapy for a number of chronic painful conditions ranging from osteoarthritis to intervertebral disc disease, especially in those patients sensitive to traditional medications. When he is not working, Dr. Crocker enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys attending University of Arizona sporting events and is an avid sports fan. He also enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with his Irish Setter, Kobe. Dr. Crocker and Kobe have done agility training and have shown in confirmation.