Dr. Templeton graduated from Michigan State University in 1989 with honors. He returned to Long Island and worked as an associate in small animal practice for three years before starting his own veterinary relief service. After several years of providing care in a wide variety of animal clinics around the island and in the city he was hired to work as a full time emergency and critical care clinician at a Queens Emergency Hospital.
After moving into Suffolk County Dr. Templeton was offered a similar position in emergency care at Animal Emergency Services in Commack and Selden. While continuing to offer relief services he also practiced full time emergency medicine and was made medical director of the Selden clinic. For 12 years he worked at the emergency hospitals until he decided to go out on his own with the vision that a regular small animal practice could provide not only regular routine care but could also provide emergency services by having late night and weekend hours as part of the normal hours and also by being on call for emergencies occurring after hours.
Dr. Templeton also developed an interest in alternative medicine after working for over two years for Dr. Wen of Hampton Veterinary Hospital, where he has been able to order all of the herbal medications available there for his own patients to use. By combining his love of animals with years of emergency experience along with routine practice in a variety of clinics he has achieved his goal of providing a warm, comfortable environment for his patients that offers the best of routine care along with top level critical care and alternative options for problems that don’t respond well to traditional modalities.