Dr. Ed Stone grew up on a farm in the Appalachian Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Being around animals from an early age influenced his desire to become a veterinarian.
He attended undergraduate school at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (now known as Virginia Tech) and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 (where he met and married Dr. Schraeder). He practiced in New Jersey before moving to Bellingham and Mountain Veterinary Hospital in 1986.
Believing a person is never too old to learn new things, he enrolled in Western Washington University in 2006 and earned a Masters Degree in Education in 2009.
His love of the outdoors drew him to this area and when he is not at the clinic, he is doing outdoor projects at home or hiking the mountains with the dogs.