Dr. Tapper is originally from Anamosa, a small town in Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.
Upon graduation, Dr. Tapper accepted his first veterinary job at Hollywood Animal Hospital where he received excellent training and experience over the next 4 years.
In August of 1988, Dr. Tapper left HAH to open Emerald Hill Animal Hospital, which he has continued to nurture and grow in the same way he’s nurtured the pets and animals he’s served in the community for over thirty years.
Dr. Tapper married his wife Valli, a Hollywood native, just a year before the opening of EHAH, in 1987. Together, they have 3 children, 2 Dobermans, and 3 cats.
In his spare time, Dr. Tapper’s interests are traveling, skiing, boating, scuba diving, and maintaining his yard (along with palm trees and orchids), watching sports, and spending time with his wife and kids, both human and animal.