Dr. Dennis Cloud graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. He then pursued postdoctoral study for two years at Colorado State University as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. In 1971, he started Rock Road Animal Hospital as a one-doctor practice. Today, the practice has grown to five doctors, 30 employees, 13,000 clients and 26,000 patients. In 199, Dr. Cloud founded Cloud Veterinary Center in St. Charles County, Mo. Dr. Cloud is a member of the American Animal Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pfizer Biological Board. He also serves as a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member. Dr. Cloud has been married to his wife, Sharon, since 1967, and the couple share six children, four grandchildren, three Labrador retrievers, and a parrot.