Dr. Lawrence Scharg spent his childhood years in the Detroit area. Throughout his childhood, he knew that one day he would fulfill his dream of becoming a veterinarian. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from University of Michigan in 1973. He then transferred to Michigan State University and completed his doctorate degree from Michigan State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. After graduation, Dr. Scharg migrated to the San Francisco Bay Area to fulfill his childhood dream of living near San Francisco to enjoy outdoor recreation and the cultural diversity indigenous to this location. Dr. Scharg has an overwhelming interest in soft tissue surgery, oral surgery, dentistry, oncology, internal medicine and preventive care for all ages of dogs and cats. He has been actively involved with continuing education seminars and programs throughout his career including courses in abdominal ultrasound, oral surgery, soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine. In 2010, he completed a Fellowship in oncology at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.