John McWhirter, D.V.M. joined our staff in March, 2008. A graduate of Kansas State University, Dr. McWhirter began his professional career in rural Kansas as a solo practitioner. In 2005, he became director of the Veterinary Technology program of High-Tech Institute (now Anthem College), headquartered in Phoenix. He was responsible for the program's initial accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association. Five students started the program, and when he left the position, over 100 students were enrolled to become veterinary technicians. In addition to caring for both small and large animals at Casa Grande Animal Hospital, Dr. McWhirter also works with various local agencies on keeping the stray population in Pinal County under control.