Dr. Dan Dowling completed his BA in Animal Sciences at Colorado State University prior to gaining acceptance into the veterinary program where he received his DVM in 1981. As soon as he graduated he moved his family to Maine where he worked for and eventually purchased Lakeview Veterinary Hospital in Rockland. For the next thirty years he and his wife, Ruth Ann, owned and operated the hospital. In September, 2014 Lakeview Veterinary Hospital merged with The Camden Hospital for Animals allowing Dr. Dowling to step down from ownership/management and enjoy concentrating strictly on veterinary medicine and surgery. Dr. Dowling is also an American Kennel Club licensed dog show judge and often travels around the country and occasionally internationally judging dog shows. His 2 adult sons (Luke and Jake) and four grandchildren provide another very important focus of his life. Currently he and Ruth Ann share their home in Hope with Penelope, their beloved Parsons Russell Terrier.