Dr. Rydell grew up on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii. He attended Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo for his undergraduate education in animal science. He shortly relocated to another island where he attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies. Upon graduating from veterinary school, he started his career with Banfield in Oceanside. On his days off, he enjoys surfing, hiking, and spending time with his girlfriend, their rescue hound, Roo, and kitty, Herbie.