Dr. Fleming graduated from Clemson University in 1973 with his BS degree in Dairy Science. In 1977 he graduated from the University of Florida with a Master's degree in Biochemistry and Physiology. In l981 he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. After graduation from veterinary school Dr. Fleming and his wife spent 4 years in the Air Force (base veterinarian) on a Strategic Air Command base, K.I. Sawyer AFB, in the upper peninsula of Michigan near Lake Superior. After their time in the military the Flemings relocated to Palos Park, Illinois and Dr. Flemlng was a staff vet in a general practice in Palos Heights for 5 years. In l989 the Flemings started their own business, Veterinary Housecalls, Ltd. In 1996 the staff had grown into the need of a permanent location and it was then that Prairie State Veterinary Clinic began. Dr. Fleming is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Fleming is also a founding member of the American College of Country Vets. Off hours Dr. Fleming enjoys reading, walking his dogs, gardening and feeding the birds (squirrels)!