Steve Bentsen is a valley native. He attended Texas Tech before transferring to Texas A&M for his BS and DVM. After four years of mixed animal practice in Kingsville he returned to the Valley in 1975 and established Nolana Animal Hospital. Photography, a long-time hobby, became a second career in 1986 when he started a stock photography business. Today he splits his time between Nolana Animal Hospital and his photography business, which he operates jointly with Laura Moore. Special veterinary interests include dermatology and internal medicine. His avocations are birding, nature and habitat preservation.