People often ask me why I became a veterinarian. I dont think there was any single factor that influenced me, but I know it was my career dream since I was very young. I can remember trying to pick classes in the eighth grade that would help me to get into vet school. One of my older brothers is a veterinarian and Im sure he influenced me. I have always believed in being an advocate for the weak and disadvantaged, so helping animals fight disease is a perfect fit. I also love the fact that in medicine, every day is different.I love developing relationships with our clients. Many of our clients have seen my life evolve from young father of four to a grandfather of two. Life has presented me with many challenges and adventures that I enjoy sharing with others for their amusement and benefit. My staff always harasses me that once someone gets me going I talk way too much. I like teaching clients about their pets problems so they can better understand and manage them. I love being a veterinarian.Even though I graduated from Colorado State University over 25 years ago, and I have practiced on Hilton Head for over 25 years, I am still ecstatic about our present and future. I have practiced longer in this area than anyone else in the history of Hilton Head/Bluffton and I look forward to practicing for another 20 years. In the spring of 2010 I was proud to announce the addition of another Dr. Dixon to our practices, my oldest daughter Lindy. I purchased the Mathews Drive practice in 1985. I purchased the Palmetto Bay Road office in 1998. I am in the process of building our new facility on Bluffton Parkway. It is the culmination of all of my ideas from being in this business for over 25 years. It will add so many services and it will continue to establish us as the leaders in pet health care in this region. I believe in offering our clients the most services, the best and most convenient facilities, and the best value in pet care. If you are one of our clients, thank you so much for your allowing us to care for your cherished furry family member(s). If you are not yet a client, please come join us as we continue to grow.