Dr. Curtsinger lives in Indian Land but is originally from Kentucky. He received a B.S. Degree in Animal Science from Eastern Kentucky University in 1987 and graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. While in veterinary college, he was a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honorary Society, a small animal clinical student resident and a volunteer firemen/EMT. He was awarded the Small Animal Clinical Proficiency Award, the Merck Veterinary Academic Award and the Community Involvement Award while in veterinary school. Immediately after graduation, Dr. Curtsinger entered a small animal medicine/surgery internship program in Ohio. He completed the internship and moved to Pineville, North Carolina in 1993 and has worked at several larger hospitals in South Charlotte including Carolina Veterinary Specialists. In 1998, he became board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice. There are approximately 350 board certified Canine/Feline Dilpomates in the United States and only 3 in South Carolina. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is one of the few specialty organizations that require its Diplomates to recertify every ten years, ensuring the Diplomates stay current with the latest developments in medicine and surgery. He has served on various committees in the ABVP including the Exam Committee Chairman.