Dr. Ian Marks was exposed to the world of veterinary care early on in life—his father worked as a veterinarian himself! Dr. Marks’ passions for the sciences, helping people, and making pets happy all led to one conclusion: that a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect fit. He’s now a proud member of the Animal Medical Center family.
Dr. Marks grew up in Plant City, Florida with his parents and brother, and earned his undergraduate degree at Barry University in Miami. He started veterinary school immediately after receiving his Bachelor’s degree, moving to Grenada in the West Indies to attend St. George’s University. After three years of study, Dr. Marks relocated again to Auburn, Alabama to finish his final year of veterinary schooling, then returned to his home state of Florida to launch his career in private practice.
Dr. Marks became a member of the Animal Medical Center team in February of 2018. Medically, he enjoys internal medicine cases and geriatric care. His favorite part of being a veterinarian, though, is having the opportunity to educate his clients on proper pet care—for Dr. Marks, making sure that pet owners are well-informed is the ultimate reward.
When he isn’t caring for pets here at the clinic, Dr. Marks can be found fishing—reeling in a “big-one” off of the shores of Key West is one of the greatest feelings he’s ever experienced!—or relaxing at home with his cat, Pearl. Pearl’s favorite pastimes include chasing her laser pointer and waiting patiently for her ice cube to be dispensed from the refrigerator.