Dr. Doug Marks was born in Omaha NE “many years ago.” He grew up in Omaha, Bismark, ND, Decatur, IL, Albany, NY area and Birmingham, AL. He went to three different high schools in three different states (IL, NY & AL). After graduating from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine (Alabama), he and his wife moved to Turlock.
His family now lives in the country near Hughson He and his wife, Cathy, have been married since 1971. They have three boys, Ryan, Nathan, and Tyler. The Marks have four cats and two dogs.
Dr. Marks and his wife enjoy outdoor activities like camping, backpacking, fishing and 4-wheeling in the mountains in their Jeep. He is an adult leader for the junior high youth group at Monte Vista Chapel and a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scout Troop 451 in Turlock. He heads the Veterinary Explorers Program here at Monte Vista. Dr. Marks had training for Trail Vet in 2007 and will be spending three weeks in Alaska this March as Trail Veterinarian. He is a member of the Turlock Noon Rotary Club, staff veterinarian for Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, and is a member of many local and national veterinary associations.