Dr. B. graduated from the University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1974 and worked in his country until 1997, when he came to Canada. In his hometown Chihuahua (yes, there's a place called Chihuahua) he built a succesful practice that lasted until he decided to seek better venues in this Country. After establishing in Ottawa, he worked as a Groomer, and later on as a Veterinary Technician, while writing his exams to become a licensed Veterinarian in Canada. This happened in 2002.
He then worked for different clinics as a locum (relief doctor), until he found a place to establish his new practice, which was built from scratch, taking over a retired lawyer's office, evolving to what it now is, but still growing every day, thanks to his faithful clients and awesome assistants. He loves his patients, but he also is devoted to the client-doctor relationship, being very interested in developing that professional bond, unique to the veterinarian. His many years of experience, and his outgoing personality make this relationship very easy and enjoyable to the clients.
He attends a minimum of 50 hours of Continuing Education every year, on topics related to medicine, surgery, dentistry, radiology, etc.; but what he really has a Professional Interest on is Pain Management. He considers himself One Lucky Man, being married to Ivonne since 1974, having three wonderful children (Roberto Jr., Lothar, and Karla), all with university degrees, and eight even-more-wonderful grandchildren, who turn their life into a real paradise. Pancho, their beloved Yellow Lab in the picture, passed away at 12 in October 2014 due to cancer in the spleen. now Majo sits in his place
During the warm months, he enjoys home renovations, and short week-end road trips with Ivonne. In the cold months, when not away, he hibernates in his basement, where he devotes hours and hours to his woodworking hobby, which has produced more than 70% of all the furniture in his house. He also refurbishes old hand tools to make them work like new. A new hobby (Hydroponics) is taking over the rest.
Dr. Briones was featured in Focus Magazine, the Official Magazine of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.