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 and we felt mixed emotions when 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 Dr. Makuc made the decision to return to BVH. It turned out he missed us too! He was a very welcome addition to our staff. He has interests in exotic animal medicine and soft tissue as orthopedic surgery. He has memberships in both the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Makuc has been a member of the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department for many years. His wife, Cynthia, is a pharmacist with CVS.