Dr. John Ensign spent his childhood in northern Nevada, later moving to southern Nevada where he graduated from Clark High School. His love of animals began at age eight with his best friend Fred, a mutt that he owned with his brother, later buying the half share of Fred for $5. He ran away from home once with Fred, who was the only one who understood why.
Dr. Regina Anderson was born and raised in southwest Iowa. Her childhood pets included dogs, hamsters, mice, fish, a rabbit, and a ferret. She decided to be a veterinarian when she was in middle school and came home to find her ferret Fuzzy was sick. She called every vet in town and they either didn’t treat exotics or they were closed for the day. Her mom promised to help her find a vet for him the next day but he didn’t make it. Since then she has wanted to save all the Fuzzies of the world.