attended Colorado State University and earned his BS in 1973 and his DVM with honors in 1975. He fulfilled a small animal internship at Oklahoma State University from 1977-1978. He retired from the Air Force in 1993 after 20 years of enlisted and commissioned service as a Russian interpreter and a Veterinarian and Environmental Health Officer. Dr. Hess worked at Smoky Hill Veterinary Clinic from 1993-1998. He then opened Pine Grove Animal Hospital
in March of 1999. He is a member of AVMA
, and AAHA
and has served as a Board Member and Chairman for Parker Area Veterinary Emergency Services, LLC. Dr. Hess has two children, Milan Hess, DVM (CSU 1998), DACT (Theriogenology) with Colorado Veterinary Specialists, and Erin Hess, BS (CSU, 1998), manager of a Starbucks store. His interests include bicycling, photography, and backpacking.