Dr. James Frank, Veterinarian Emeritus

James Frank

Dr. Frank graduated from University of Illinois in 1979. He has spent his career at Lakeside Animal Hospital, where he enjoys problem-solving the cases. Dr. Frank is very interested in avian and exotic medicine and has helped the Schlitz Audubon Center and the Urban Ecology Center with their animals – feathered, scaled and furry. He loves being in the Milwaukee area because of Lake Michigan which provides him with many bird watching opportunities. He is an avid birder and is one of Wisconsin Society for Ornithology’s most active contributors to Seasonal Field Notes and Cornell University’s E-bird. He does bird breeding censusing for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife and Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. Besides birding he enjoys reading, gardening, hiking and swimming.

Favorite book: Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

Favorite movie: Back to the Future, Grand Torino

Favorite quote:  The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that just ain’t so. Mark Twain.

Person admired:  Roger Tory Peterson – he brought birding to the masses with his field guides.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose? Super human hearing – oh wait, I already have that.

When playing rock, paper, scissors which one is your go to?  Paper


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