Marco studied veterinary medicine and graduated with distinction at Utrecht University in Holland, which is one of Europe’s largest Veterinary Medicine Colleges and is fully accredited with the American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations. He practiced small animal medicine for nine years in the Netherlands before moving to Canada with his wife Liesbeth, daughter Marthe and son Luuk. In 2002, Marco and Liesbeth purchased Okanagan Veterinary Hospital and built the practice to become a full-service small animal hospital with a strong surgical component. The hospital completed an expansion and major renovation in 2008. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Marco can often be found hiking through the woods with his dog Bijke.