An avid art collector, painter and sculptor, he and Carol were active members of the Kenosha Art Association. In 2012 he published The Veterinarians Son, My Seventy Five Years in Veterinary Medicine, a compilation of stories involving the unique animals, people and events he experienced throughout his life and career. http://sadiewilliamstime.universitypunjabi.org/2016/08/06/some-new-guidelines-on-rapid-solutions-in-vocationAfter earning his B.S. degree in 1952 and his DVM in 1954 from the University of Illinois John worked for his father in Brookfield, IL before opening his own small animal practice in Kenosha WI in 1956. It was here at the Merrick Animal Hospital, that Dr. Merrick earned his reputation as a deeply caring, skilled and thoughtful doctor who went to great lengths to provide quality medical care with tender loving care this extended to both his patients and their owners! Innovative in his approach to medicine, he was unafraid to be open to new ideas and medical therapies. John eventually specialized in animal dermatology, and opened several practices on his own and in collaboration with other professionals. He and his wife Carol enjoyed a full and active life raising their six children and playing tennis, golf, skiing and swimming. They resided in a five-acre parcel of land they called Lively Oaks, known by the locals as Merricks Woods. At one end, bordering French Drive, was the animal hospital and on the other, the home they designed and built. official siteThis enabled Dr.
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