Dr. John Sampson grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. He attended the University of North Dakota (Go Sioux!) for his undergraduate degree. Upon graduation in 2008, he became a zoo keeper at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd, TX, and later on the Red River Valley Zoo in Fargo. He attended his first year of veterinary school in the Caribbean at the America University of Antigua, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences. He loved having the beach right outside his window, but also really missed the four seasons back home. This is also where he met his wife, Dr. Stephanie Ravin!
After a year in Antigua, Dr. Sampson was able to transfer to the University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he finished the remaining three years of his veterinary degree. During those three years he and his wife traveled as much as possible before starting work.
Dr. Sampson was matched to a rotating internship in Rochester, NY. After the internship he joined the team at Greece Animal Hospital in Rochester as an associate veterinarian. he was there for two years before moving closer to family here in Bucks County.
While Dr. Sampson became a veterinarian due to his love for animals, he also really enjoys developing long lasting relationships with their owners! His interests in veterinary medicine include radiology and surgery.
Dr’s Ravin and Sampson share their home with their Coconut Retriever, Ellie, whom they adopted while living in Antigua. They also have two orange cats, Daryl and Doodle, as well as two chinchillas. Pikachu and Squirtle. They can’s forget about their two beta fish, Spongebob, and Patrick! Dr’s Ravin and Sampson zoo is expecting a baby, arriving in Spring 2018!