Dr. Mark Halver was born in Bogota, Colombia, but he grew up in Scottsdale. He has wanted to be a veterinarian since grade school, and always had a wide variety of pets as a child, including snakes, rabbits, tortoises, guinea pigs and fish, as well as the more traditional cats and dogs. Dr. Halver graduated from Saguaro High School, then attended Arizona State University for four years where he received B.Sc. degree in Bio-Agriculture. He then headed to Kansas State University and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1981.Dr. Halver has been associated with Animal Care Hospital of Phoenix since 1974 when he worked as a kennel person, and he joined the staff as a veterinarian upon graduation from Vet School.
Dr. Halver is a member of Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In his free time, Dr. Halver 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.