Dr. Holmes graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1999 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with a food animal medicine emphasis. He worked at Lander Veterinary Clinic in Turlock, California from 1999-2005, before coming to Herd Health Management in March of 2005.
He started Gila River Veterinary Services, LLC in 2013 to focus on backyard food animal veterinary medicine and husbandry. He currently works at Herd Health Management and Gila River Veterinary Services. He resides in Buckeye, Arizona with his wife and children.
Dr. Holmes is currently licensed in Arizona, California, Idaho, and Utah. He is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), and American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP).
In practice, Dr. Holmes is interested in husbandry, food animal medicine, and population health. He works predominantly with dairy cattle and swine, and has expanded into doing beef cattle, goats, and sheep (including show livestock).
Dr. Holmes assists with livestock shows as his schedule allows. He was the show veterinarian for the Arizona National Livestock Show in 2015.