Dr. Joyce graduated with Honors from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis (the #1 ranked vet school by US News and World Report). While in school, he received numerous awards and scholarships. In addition to horses, he enjoys wildlife medicine. He spent nearly 3 months in South Africa hanging out of a helicopter darting buffalo, lion, elephants, giraffe, zebra, and others for a comprehensive Tuberculosis study. He also spent a few months hunting and collecting rattlesnakes, surgically implanting tracking devices in them for a habitat study in Southern California. He was a surgery extern the world renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates as an internal medicine extern, both in Lexington, KY.