After completing his DVM degree at The Ohio State University, Dr. Poling served as a surgical and medical intern at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. He started Brookline Animal Hospital in 1975 and served as their medical director for twenty five years. Before starting Holliston Animal Hospital in 2005, Dr. Poling worked for a venture capital firm managing twenty eight veterinary hospitals, developing quality control and monitoring systems for the veterinary industry. He has extensive experience and special interest in bone and soft tissue surgery including cancer therapy and skin grafting. Dr. Poling is past president of the MVMA, originator of the MSPCA spay/neuter assistance programs and is an active supporter of humane organizations including Bay Path Humane Society, Greyhound Friends and many other smaller breed specific groups in the Metro West area.