Dr. Ralph Tran grew up in San Diego and New York City. After high school, he spent 20 years in college, exploring a variety of career options before finally giving in to his passion for taking care of animals. He earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Mississippi State University. After graduating from vet school, Dr. Tran returned to NYC to work with the ASPCA, providing veterinary care for the shelter population as well as a mobile veterinarian for the underserved population. In addition to his passion for veterinary medicine, he has spent his entire life raising numerous animals. In 2018, he returned to San Diego and has been working towards building his farm where he raises goats, emus, toucans and parrots.