Dr. Piper’s hometown is Wood, South Dakota and he graduated from Iowa State University in 1987. “I grew up in rural ranch country, which meant I spent a large part of each day working with and taking care of horses, livestock, and small animal pets. Becoming a veterinarian has given me a lifetime profession that’s allowed me to continue working with animals.” Dr. Piper enjoys playing the guitar and reading in his spare time. He also loves participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping, especially with his son. Dr. Piper owns one very cute rat terrier that goes by the name of Milo.