Troy Hexter, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Ever since I was old enough to have pets I knew that I wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from high school I attended the Ohio State University (OSU) pre-vet program. While going to OSU I volunteered for a local Veterinarian in Columbus to get experience and also to see what Veterinarians job was really all about. My duties started with cleaning the kennels and medicating the patients to assisting in surgery. Before completing my undergraduate studies I applied to OSU Veterinary School and got accepted. After graduating from Veterinary School in 1990 I moved to Connecticut and started working in general practice for 2 years. Following 2 years of general practice I managed an Emergency Clinic in West Hartford for 4 1/2 years. Emergency medicine was very rewarding, however very demanding. Following my stay at the emergency clinic I came to Old Canal Veterinary Clinic where I have been since 1996. I enjoy working in a general practice again and plan to finish my career at Old Canal Veterinary Clinic.
Personally I have 3 cats, 8 dogs, 3 horses, 12 goats and 7 chickens. I stay very busy on my farm during my free time. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, working out and playing basketball.