Dr. Connery graduated from Dublin, Ireland in 1995 and after a time in practice and a surgical residency, gained specialization in small animal surgery in 2002 and a master’s degree in 003. Neil Moved to Calgary with his family in 2003 and has worked offering surgical services to the surrounding community since then. He is married to Jan for 22 years and has 4 daughters and 3 cats (but is always rescuing the one with the crooked leg!) He enjoys reading and writing poetry and is engaged in small group leadership to children in the local church. Neil first learned of CVM during his residency in Dublin when he attended the prayer breakfast at the ACVS surgeons conference. He has been involved with CVMC since 2014 and is committed to seeing a flourishing CVM fellowship group at the University of Calgary vet school.