Dr. Blake Miller received his undergraduate degree and then completed his DVM in 2014 at the University of Illinois. While studying in Illinois, Dr. Blake was awarded University funding to continue his research on Barber Pole Worm and the use of dewormers and antiparasitics in mature dairy goats. Also, he was awarded the Dr. William Margrane Clinical Ophthalmology Award for his interest in and dedication to the field of ophthalmology. In 2017 Dr. Blake was appointed to the board and elected as the West Coast Regional Director for the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.

Alongside veterinary work, Dr. Blake devotes time to analog photography, cooking, and woodworking. He plans to set up a basement wood shop where he can continue constructing a hardwood desk, a chicken coop, and a bookcase for his new home. While living in Illinois, Dr. Blake took an analog photography class where he learned how to develop and process film.

After purchasing an enlarger over a year ago and now in a house with extra room for a workspace, he hopes to set up a darkroom so he can continue working with film. Dr. Blake’s passion for making is not limited to photography and construction; he also has been brewing his own beer for the past 5 years. His most recent beer, a candied ginger saison, is one of his favorites.

Dr. Blake was born and raised in the American Midwest and although he still finds Illinois to be a beautiful state, he has been taking advantage of the available camping, hiking, and unique opportunities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.