Dr. Olson has been around veterinary medicine all his life. His father was a prominent veterinarian in Salina, and he spent many, many hours observing and helping around his father’s hospital as a young man. Dr. Olson received his undergraduate BS in Biology from The University of Kansas in 1979 and went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 1983.
Dr. Olson spent 6 years in private practice (Tulsa and Wichita)and four years at the Wichita Emergency Veterinary Clinic (now called the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital of Wichita) practicing emergency medicine before opening Village Animal Hospital in May of 1993. Dr. Olson has been very active in the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association holding office on the state executive Board, and numerous state committees including serving as the president of the KVMA Foundation. He has been equally active in the local veterinary community as well. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the American Heartworm Society. His hospital holds an Affiliate Membership in the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Olson and his wife Sarah have three grown children, Stephan, Elizabeth and Caroline that all attend(ed) the University of Kansas. Since becoming "empty nesters" they have enjoyed frequent trips to Lawrence for football and basketball games and to see the kids. They now enjoy sharing their quiet home time with Winnie, their Miniature Schnauzer. The Olson's are active members of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.