BA in Chemistry
VMD in 1988
The son of a family doctor and a nurse, Dr.
John Kreider grew up on a
large farm in Manheim Township. Several years of work on a
local dairy farm gave him a love of the outdoors and a desire to
work in an agricultural field. When "veterinarian" showed up
in the top suggestions in a middle school career interest survey, it
seemed to be a perfect match with his academic interest in biology
and chemistry. Who says that those career surveys don't work!
Dr. Kreider overcame a severe dislike of the classroom by
focusing on the goal of becoming a veterinarian, and he has never
regretted the decision. He likes the variety of his work and
enjoys the physical and mental challenges of large-animal practice.
When not attending church activities including
youth group service projects, Dr. Kreider can be found playing
softball or volleyball. He also enjoys remodeling projects and
camping. He lives locally on a small farm with his wife, four
children, and several pets, including boxers, sheep, goats, cats,
and a horse named Lacy.