Dr. Velling grew up in Southern California and is a 1992 graduate from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He moved to Virginia in 1996 and started his own hospital in Ashburn in 1998. He sold his practice in 2013, and then helped establish the world's largest overseas canine operation working for the U.S. State Department. In 2016, he took a position in Houston, TX as a consultant with Pfizer/Zoetis Animal Health, and recently moved back to be closer to family, friends, and beautiful Virginia. He lives in Ashburn with his wife, Carrie; rescue dog, Boone; 2 cats, Jill and Cricket; and has 2 daughters, Zoe and Anna. Dr. Velling enjoys travel, sports, good food, and the great outdoors.