Dr. David Taetle came to Pima North Animal Hospital in 2008. A native of Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, Dr. Taetle came to Arizona shortly after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. His career has followed a non-standard path. Starting with an undergraduate degree in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University, he went to work on Capitol Hill for a United States Senator and finally received a masters degree in political management from George Washington University. Dr. Taetle is certified in the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHip). His passion is to care for animals by providing the highest standard of care in veterinary medicine, dermatology, dentistry and surgery. He believes that client education is of paramount importance in order to permit clients to make educated decisions and provide the best care possible. Dr. Taetles family includes his wife, two sons, three cats named Heidi, Luca and Sasha, their dog Haille and a desert tortoise named Squirt. He enjoys reading, movies, outdoor activities and spending time with his family. He looks forward to meeting you and taking care of your family members!