Dr. Pomper grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with a plethora of animals ranging from mice and birds, to fish and turtles, and owning his first dog at the age of 11. As a teenager, Dr. Pomper raised poultry and swine for his uncles at their family-owned restaurant. With a doctor for a father and a nurse for a mother, Dr. Pomper was destined to enter the medical field but his love of animals brought him in a different direction from his parents. After graduating as a pre-vet student from Cornell University, Dr. Pomper completed his Doctorate at the same school and officially became Dr. William Pomper DVM in 1968. It was while working on a dairy farm in his undergraduate career that he discovered his love of cows and large animals. This passion is what prompted Dr. Pomper to move out of the city and relocate to Bolton, CT where he could work with both small and large animals. He has been with Bolton Vet for 50 years, and has a wealth of knowledge that he enjoys sharing with his younger colleagues just entering the field. For years, Dr. Pomper has enjoyed the challenges associated with internal medicine and the variety of cases that enter the doors of Bolton Veterinary Hospital. He has also encountered a variety of unique cases on farm calls and enjoyed working with large animals as well as pets. Dr. Pomper finds great satisfaction in doing work that provides him with an opportunity to change an animal’s life. The fact that he can help an animal who is suffering or save one who would not have survived without intervention is a driving force behind his work and motivates him every day. In his time away from the hospital, Dr. Pomper spends time with his wife and animals including a Tibetan Spaniel and a cat. He has a love for the outdoors and participates in a variety of activities such as canoeing and kayaking, wilderness camping, hiking, and riding his 50 year-old 3-speed bike. He is also an avid reader and when time permits, Dr. Pomper travels on RAVS trips to assist in spay/neuter clinics on Native American reservations where he is able to teach veterinary students new surgical skills one on one.