Dr. Buckman studied at the University of Pennsylvania and worked extensively in emergency and critical care medicine before joining Banfield. He is focused on evidence-based medicine and is experienced in emergent surgical and medical issues as well as complex chronic diseases. He completed a PhD in biochemistry at the University of California before realizing that veterinary medicine was the best way to join his scientific training with his love and appreciation of animals. When not busy with animal health and medicine, Dr. Buckman enjoys spending time with his family and pets. He enjoys games of strategy and martial arts, and has a lot of fun doing both with his family.