Van Grouw, DVM
BS in Biology in
The Ohio State
DVM in 2001
Tim Van Grouw grew up in northern New Jersey. His brother
operated a dairy farm there, and Dr. Van Grouw gained experience by
riding around each week with his brother's veterinarian. After
three or so years of this weekly veterinary observation, he and the
vet had an especially difficult, lengthy, and dirty calving.
Afterwards the vet said, "If this calving hasn't convinced you to
not be a vet, you'll do fine!"
Van Grouw always thought of
himself as a cow doctor, but he has come to enjoy the diversity of
this practice: horses, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. Dr. Van Grouw is a certified veterinarian for
the PA Johnes Disease Control Program. He also has a
developing interest in organic dairy medicine.
Caring for neonates (like baby foals, calves,
and crias) is one of Dr. Van Grouw's favorite parts of his job.
There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing a sick baby animal
recover from birthing-related issues or debilitating disease early
in its life.
Landscaping, photography, and home improvements
keep Dr. Van Grouw busy. He also enjoys spending time with his
wife, his two sons, and two cats.