Dr. Mark Halver was born in Bogota, Colombia, but he grew up in Scottsdale. He knew he wanted to be a veterinarian by the time he was in grade school, and always had a wide variety of pets as a child–including dogs, cats, snakes, rabbits, tortoises, guinea pigs and fish. Dr. Halver graduated from Saguaro High School, then attended Arizona State University for four years where he received B.Sc. degree in Bio-Agriculture.
Dr. Halver has been associated with Animal Care Hospital of Phoenix since 1974 when he worked as a kennel tech, and he joined the staff as a veterinarian after earning his DVM from Kansas State University in 1981.
Dr. Halver is a member of Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In his free time, he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including running, fly-fishing, backpacking and camping. He and his wife Sharon live in Phoenix. They have three grown children Michelle Dodge, Gregory and Steven. They are proud grandparents to Vivian and Liam. Their family also includes an English Pointer named Mick.