Dr. Watrud graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2008. He has worked at Stoughton Veterinary Service Animal Hospital since his graduation. Dr. Watrud has a strong interest in working with exotic species such as birds reptiles and pocket pets. He has been assisting Dr. Petersen at the Henry Vilas Zoo since he joined Stoughton Veterinary Service Animal Hospital staff. Dr. Watrud also treats Stoughton Police Department's K9 unit German Shepherd.