Dr. Deutsch is a Northern Virginia native, having graduated from O'Connell High School in Arlington. He received his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech in 1980. Dr. Deutsch was a member of the second class to be admitted to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1985. Dr. Deutsch's background in working with animals is diverse indeed, as he spent his college summers working on a cattle ranch in Texas, has worked on a dairy farm, and as a full time veterinary technician in several small animal hospitals in Northern Virginia prior to becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Deutsch has extensive experience in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery gained while working as the staff veterinarian at the Tidewater Emergency Clinic in Newport News, Virginia.