Dr. Butler comes to Makawao Veterinary Clinic from Gilbert, Arizona. He originally hails from Chicago, Illinois and is a die-hard Bears and Cubs fan. During high school in Chicago and Phoenix, Arizona is when the calling to pursue Veterinary Medicine came to Kevin. His undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona in animal health sciences reinforced his desire to help all kinds of animals and also created an opportunity to do research in the fields of human and animal nutrition. Dr. Butler earned his DVM degree at Colorado State University in 1991. It was during those years when Dr. B also acquired skills working with patients and refining his talents in veterinary medicine. After practicing in Arizona for a few years, Dr. Butler became interested in the practice of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He returned to Colorado State in 2001 and completed the Veterinary medical Acupuncture program and has worked towards becoming certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. It was after taking his first trip to Maui in 2005 that Dr. Butler made it a goal to someday relocate here. In 2010 it became reality. It was the natural beauty of the island that drew him in. The ability to get out and snorkel, watch turtles, whales and just watch the waves crashing at the beach makes living and working on Maui, a dream come true.