January 3, 2023

Joshua Huffines, 37

0.7 min read| Published On: January 3rd, 2023|

By Akers Editorial

Joshua Huffines, 37

0.7 min read| Published On: January 3rd, 2023|

Joshua Huffines, 37

Company/Job title: Umatilla Animal Hospital, Veterinarian/Owner

Job responsibilities: General Medicine and Surgery

How I got into the veterinary field: I graduated from Tuskegee University in 2013. Before that I worked with several local veterinarians.

What makes me passionate about my career: My love for animals and the human/animal bond.

My greatest career accomplishment: Hospital ownership. As the veterinary industry becomes more corporate there are fewer and fewer young people willing to take on the responsibilities of owning an animal hospital. Of course, having a wife who is also a wonderful veterinarian helps big time!

My advice for the younger generation: My dad told me a long time ago that if something is easy, it is probably not worth going after. Success is more often than not a product of hard work and sacrifice.

In my spare time: I enjoy horseback riding with my wife, camping with my kids, and fishing with my little brother.

My life after 40: One day, I hope to mentor the next generation of young veterinarians, just as I was mentored.


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    Karen Featherston January 3, 2023 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    This is one amazing young man. So knowledgeable and compassionate with all his client’s. The Featherstons would follow him no matter what city he’s in.

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    Gush January 4, 2023 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Nice article and background about a umatilla vet!

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    Ted Granger January 5, 2023 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Dr. Josh and his wife are the greatest Drs there is. They take care of my German Shepherd as if she was there own. They both are very sharp at what they do and they are great people. I feel very lucky to have them as my Vet . There staff is just as caring. The whole staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and that gives you an extra good feeling.

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    Caitlin McGwier January 13, 2023 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Dr.Josh is the best! I appreciate his clinic and all their hard work!

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