Q-Hello Dr. Pudwill, where are you from?
I was born in Fort Carson, Colorado. My dad was in the army and he designed obstacle courses and training programs, so we moved around a lot when I was young. When my
dad was in Viet Nam, we lived in North Dakota, as both my parents had been born and raised there. I graduated from Washburn High School and UND (University of North Dakota) with a BS in medical technology.
Q-Where did you attend vet school?
Being a veterinarian is my second career. I went to Iowa State University Vet School and graduated almost on my 40th birthday – only a few days off.
Q-I’m guessing you have some pets of your own?
I have 2 cats, a brother and sister, who are 11 years old. They are the kind of cats that know are cats. The “staff” are the 2 dogs – Beatrice, a 10 1/2 year old spaniel mini-mix, and Bo Piddly, a 120-pound 2 year old black lab. They are lots of fun.
Q-So, where in town do you live?
I live on 13th Avenue North in Fargo. I was lucky to find an apartment that had no issues with all my pets. I lived in the Park Rapids area for the previous 4 years before to moving to Fargo in August.
Q-What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is ‘Father Goose’, a Cary Grant movie with Leslie Caron.
Q-Do you have a favorite book?
My favorite book is also an old timer from Mary Stewart called “The Ivy Tree”. It’s a mystery where someone returns and everyone thinks she is a fake and impersonating someone but turns out to be the real person in the end.
Q-What type of music do you like? Do you have a favorite musician/musical group?
I like country music and southern gospel. My favorite musician is Trisha Yearwood.
Q-What hobby do you enjoy most?
I have done a variety of hobbies from staining glass to cross stitching, and now am trying my hand at quilting.
Q-Why do you like instructing at MSB?
I have been having a really great time at MSB. Everyone has been so nice and supportive.
I have enjoyed interacting with the students and look forward to each day here.