Dr. Aldrete, prior to attending UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was a Veterinary Assistant for 13 years. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. Dr. Aldrete completed an Equine Surgical Residency from 1979 to 1982 at UCD. His private practices have included both large and small animal medicine and surgery. Most recently, Dr. Aldrete has had a small animal surgical referral practice. Dr. Aldrete taught at Western Career College’s RVT program for 13 years and was a program advisor for 10 years. Dr. Aldrete also served two terms on the Veterinary Medical Board and was board chair for one year. Dr. Aldrete has worked on the Registered Veterinary Technician Committee as a subject matter expert.