Dr. Mangone graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, and has practiced emergency medicine for the last 11 years. Dr. Mangone enjoys caring for dogs, cats, reptiles, and birds, with an emphasis in exotic medicine, large and small. He enjoys all types of outdoor activities with his family. His family includes wife Malea and son Ryan. Not to mention—8 Dogs (Tanuki the Akita was in the movie Hachi with Richard Gere), 2 Cats, 2 Ducks, 9 Tortoises, 2 Macaws, several species of snakes, 1 tarantula, and various species of fish.