While MVH is his first position in the veterinary field, he has enjoyed volunteering at various shelters in the past. Derrick and his wife are the proud parents of 3 wonderful houndies and 5 mischevious kitties! Prior to his time at MVH, Derrick attended Sam Houston State University to pursue a degree in Music. In his spare time, Derrick is an avid musician and enjoys playing multiple instruments including Tenor Saxaphone with the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble. Derrick believes working at MVH has been the single most rewarding experience of his life. He says there is nothing in the world better than being able to help the helpless!