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Paul Pion

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Anthony Bartels
Chea Hall
Miranda Spindel

Paul Pion

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Cardiology, 1988


  • Residency in Cardiology, University of California-Davis, 1987
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Animal Medical Center - New York in New York, NYAnimal Medical Center, 1984
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Cornell University, 1983
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Cornell University, 1979

Current Professional Activities

  • President and co-founder Veterinary Information Network
Past Professional Activities
  • Cardiology Referral Practice
  • Staff Cardiologist - West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group
  • Staff Cardiologist - Veterinary Cardiology Services, Sacramento, CA
  • Staff Cardiologist - UC Davis
  • Instructor in Cardiology and Physiology - UC Davis
  • NIH Physician Scientist Award
  • Veterinary Advisor, Feline Winn Foundation
  • Purina Small Animal Research Award
  • AAHA Special Recognition Award
  • Co-author, Cats For Dummies
  • Medical Consultant, Dogs For Dummies
Marital Status
  • Married to my best friend Carla
  • Luca (born 1989), Joel (born 1998) and Silke Michelle (born 2004)
  • Cosmo - a 18 lb gentle giant cat
  • Twinkle - a loner Tonkinese
  • Cameron - small white K9 gift from heaven (or maybe it was Fresno) - born 2004/rescued 2008
  • Billy - small white K9 also from Fresno, but certainly not heaven - - born 2005/rescued 2009
  • Fish
  • Could be any of a zillion other creatures roaming our home on any given day. Yes -- I have lost control of my domain :)
  • Flying, Jet Skiing, Inline skating, Inline Scooters, Water Skiing, Boating, Spending time with Carla and the kids, Working (I've never had a job)
Favorite Quote

A false conclusion once arrived at and widely accepted is not easily dislodged and the less it is understood, the more tenaciously it is held.

Georg Cantor - 19th Century Mathematician, developer of the concepts of "continuity" and "infinity".

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