Dr. Mossler had his beginnings in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. His parents lived in a tiny town, Scandinavia, which is nearby. Dr. Mossler's father, Arnie, was a 'newspaper man' – an editorial cartoonist by day and, at night, an accomplished jazz trumpeter in many Dixieland jazz groups from Chicago to New York to the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Mossler came to Florida via Glen Cove, Long Island, NY and grew up in St. Petersburg where he attended Boca Ciega High School and St. Petersburg Junior College before attending the University of Florida. After UF, Dr. Mossler was admitted to and graduated from the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mossler interned at Bayshore Animal Hospital (BAH) under the guidance of Dr. H.A. Stevens and was offered a job after he graduated – and is still here – thank goodness(!) – having grown the practice from only a canine/feline practice to a practice that also includes avian, exotics and wildlife. In Dr. Mossler's infrequent time off he is an avid sportsman with a special interest in fishing. Dr. Mossler is married and has two sons, Sam, a 'struggling' actor, and Mickey, who is in Student Affairs at IMG, both of whom he is crazy about. Doc Mike also has 4 Yellow Labs, a Jack Russell, a cat, two African Greys and the Star of the Show at BAH: DOK, the Hyacinth Macaw, who graces the animal hospital with his presence!