Getting to Know: Dr. Luke Daley!
June 18, 2020
We’ve been remiss in introducing you to our wonderful new staff – in fact, we haven’t posted a blog about them in almost TWO YEARS! So forgive us as we play catch up for the next few months, and present the newest members of our team!
We’ll begin with Dr. Luke Daley, who started with us in February of 2020. He’s a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and previously worked for the Animal Humane Society. You may have spoken with him on the phone in the last few months, so let’s put a face to the voice!
Here’s more about Dr. Daley, in his own words:
What made you decide to work in this field?
It was a rather long and winding path, but ultimately it came down to veterinary medicine being something I could believe in. Whatever challenges or complications there may be, I don’t have to doubt or question that the goal of helping pets stay happy and healthy is a good thing.
Where did you go to school?
University of Minnesota for PSEO, Undergraduate at Stanford (Psychology), partial grad school at University of Waterloo in Ontario (Clinical Psychology), back to the University of Minnesota for some pre-requisites and my DVM.
Do you have an area of special interest in veterinary medicine?
Kind of everything?
Tell us about your history with GAVC.
I joined the team in February, so I had just enough time to learn how things worked before everything changed. Prior to that, my family brought all our pets to Grand Avenue when we were growing up.
What was your favorite food when you were a child?
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod/MP3 player?
It varies a lot, but lately “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
What is your favorite indoor or outdoor activity?
It’s a little old-school at this point, but I play a lot of computer games and I’ve built a few PC’s as well.
What chores do you hate doing?
What is your favorite time of the day/day of the week/month of the year?
The middle of the night during winter. As much as the snow makes getting around a pain, it’s also really pretty in the moonlight.
What is your favorite form of exercise?
Mouse and keyboard.
What sound do you love?
If you could learn anything, what would it be?
All the languages.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Not having to shave.
What do you like best about being a grown-up?
Not having to care about what other people think is good/popular.
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
A Game Boy
If you were invincible for a day, what would you do?
Swim with sharks.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
What is the last movie you saw?
In theater – Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
On Bluray – Knives Out
On Netflix – She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (I know it’s not a movie, but the last season just dropped and it was really good)
Tell us about your pets.
I have 3 cats, all brown tabbies. (What can I say? I have a type) Maya is a ticked tabby who permanently sounds ticked off, even when she’s happy. Edison has a white belly and is the master of melting his bones on demand. Zelda is a Manx, and her eyes take up approximately 80% of her face. I also live with Vi (Violet), who is a mix of all the herding dog breeds. Yes, all of them.
Welcome, Dr. Daley! We’re so glad you’re part of our team!