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Dr. Mason Butler grew up wanting to be a veterinarian and he began following through on that goal by working as a kennel attendant. Over the years he worked his way through the hospital roles and eventually landed the position of head technician at a small practice in Northern California. His dream of becoming a veterinarian came true when he was accepted into the inaugural class of the St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. It was most certainly a leap of faith, but his decision was duly rewarded with his inclusion in the clinical program at the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dr. Butler is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). He also underwent training in minimally invasive surgical procedures, including endoscopy and laparoscopy. Dr. Butler’s professional interests include surgical and medical oncology, preventative medicine, and minimally-invasive surgery. For him, working with the team that Dr. Warendorf and Dr. Gorski have put together is a huge accomplishment. He feels lucky to be able to work with veterinarians and support staff that are all striving toward the same goal.
Dr. Butler’s patients are his priority. He has taken a vow to care for animals to the best of his ability and he holds himself to that with the utmost sincerity. However, he wouldn’t feel satisfied if he didn’t appreciate the undeniable association between healthy pets and the well-being of their owners. He sees this clearly in all his clients, but it is more tangible in his elderly clients and those with young families. It is no mystery that pets improve our quality of life, and that resonates even more so in pets with bright eyes and wagging tails.
Dr. Butler is passionate about staying on the cutting edge of the veterinary industry and maintaining his intellectual curiosity, which he considers integral for staying motivated and progressing as a clinician. One of his most important pieces of advice for pet parents is this: “Listen to your veterinarian and veterinary support staff, but don’t be afraid to express your interests and concerns. Always make sure that your veterinary care priorities are met or exceeded. You should never feel short-changed.”
Dr. Butler has 1 pet of his own; a Chocolate Lab named Olive.