Dr. Joseph Savarese has been practicing in the WNY area for over 30 years. Dr. Savarese is also the Chair of the Veterinary Technology Program at Medaille College as well, where he has been a professor with Medaille since 1986. He earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Parma, Italy, and had previous experience as a secondary school Spanish teacher, school administrator and in adult education. Dr. Savarese is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in New York and Florida and is an active member of several local, state, and national veterinary organizations. As a volunteer, Dr. Savarese performs surgery and consults for the SPCA of Erie County, servers as an advisor to a Boy Scout Explorer Post in veterinary medicine, and is on the scientific staff of the Erie County Sheriff's Office. He has published and spoken locally and nationwide on the role of the veterinary technician in veterinary practice.