Dr. Dave grew up on a ranch in southwest Kansas (Clark County). After graduating from Kansas State University in 1978, he practiced in south central Nebraska for 35 years before returning to Kansas in 2013. Following a stent with the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, he returned to practice in 2017 and joined Rocking KM in October 2019. His primary interest is beef cattle production medicine but can, at times, be found in the small animal exam room or examining a horse. He and his wife, Starla, have three children and seven grandchildren scattered from Nebraska to Texas. His free time is occupied by grandkids and K-State sports.