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Dr. Al Sears was born and raised in the Canal Zone of Panama. His early schooling was in Ancon and Balboa in the Canal Zone.
He attended the University of Pennsylvania for a bachelor’s degree and earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of California at Davis in 1963. He spent 40 years practicing small animal medicine in Lancaster, Calif., attending to many breeders of many different breeds. Diseases that he has developed treatments for include distemper, herpes (fading puppy syndrome), feline FUS, post-surgical cutaneous granulosum of the doxy breed, giardia, canine and feline trichomonas, babesia gibsoni and others. However, none of this has entered the veterinary literature at this time.
Dr. Sears retired in 2006. He spends most of his time gardening, fishing and advising people in the control of the above diseases.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org