Dr. Makuc was born in Pittsfield and has lived in Monterey most of his life.
He attended the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1985. He then joined the staff of Berkshire Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary assistant. He became a very valued member of our staff until he was accepted at Tufts Veterinary College in 1990. We were happy that John was pursuing his professional goal, but we knew we would miss him. He attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and obtained his DVM degree in 1994. Following his graduation Dr. Makuc practiced at the Countryside Animal Hospital in Chelmsford Massachusetts. In 1997 he returned home to both Monterey and Berkshire Veterinary Hospital, it was great to have him back.
Dr. Makuc has memberships in the AAHA, JAVMA, MVMA, and the Turks and Caicos Veterinary Assoociates.
Dr. Makuc is a member of the Monterey Fire Department-initially joining as a junior member at the age of 13. Dr. Makuc is also an elected member of the town's Board of Health, currently Chairperson. Community service runs deep in his family.
Dr. Makuc and his wife Cynthia, a former pharmacist for CVS, keep busy raising their four children and cherish the frequent family gatherings. They enjoy the company of their rescued potcake dogs from the Turks and Caicos Islands.