Dr. Athar earned his DVM degree from Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Pakistan in 1987. He completed his master’s in Small Animal Surgery in 1995 and doctorate degree in Preventive Medicine in 2007 from the same university. Thereafter, he moved to Canada and then the United States to further his career in veterinary medicine. He has been working with the Banfield Pet Hospital in north Virginia since April 2008. He enjoys performing soft tissue surgeries, internal medicine and dermatology. He has a family of six including his wife, two sons, daughter and cat. Dr. Athar is a good player of Cricket. He also enjoys reading books, exploring world attractions, spending time with his family and friends and outdoor cooking.