Dr. David M. Hale is from Boone County, and worked for Dr. Paul Altemuehle and the practice for 10 years prior to being accepted into the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine program. Dr. Hale attended Thomas More College in Edgewood, Kentucky (1997) for his undergraduate training in Biological Science. For his professional veterinary training, Dr. Hale attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies, and conducted his clinical training at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign-Urbana. Upon graduation from Ross University (2002), Dr. Hale was the recipient of the Ross University’s Small Animal Medicine Proficiency Award. Dr. Hale’s professional interests include internal medicine, oncology and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Hale is currently a commissioned Captain in the Veterinary Corps, U.S. Army Reserve. He is married to Alice and they have two dogs, two cats and a horse. They currently make their home in Burlington.
Dr. Hale’s pastimes include Civil War Reenactment as a mounted Cavalry Trooper, fishing and reading. Dr. Hale regularly participates in continuing education meetings to stay current with the most recent advances in veterinary science and medicine.
Each Spring, Dr. Hale is involved with the local 4-H by conducting health inspections for farm animals and preparing and submitting the Federal (USDA) Health Certificate Papers for animals to be presented and exhibited throughout the Commonwealth. He also participates in Career Day presentations in many Northern Kentucky schools explaining the facets of Veterinary medicine as a career path.