Dr. Connolly received his B.S in Biology from the University of Denver and his DVM from Colorado State University. Dr. Connolly’s wife, Betsy, is also a veterinarian. In November 2008, Betsy was elected to the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board. She also teaches a course in horse care at Pierce Community College and a Zoology course at Moorpark Community College. Their daughter, Kate, recently graduated from University of Toronto, and son, James, is freshmen at Colorado State University majoring in mechanical engineering. The Connolly’s pets include Kate’s Max, a rambunctious chocolate lab, and cats Nuit and Cassie. Dr. Connolly’s hobbies include senior basketball, sking, snorkeling and reading.