Dr. Pitts grew up in Missouri and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Southwest Baptist University. He went on to attend Southwest Missouri State University and the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia receiving his Veterinary degree in 1994. Following graduation, he joined a small animal hospital in Las Vegas, NV where he held a senior associate position for 14 years. In 2008, he and his family moved to the Carson Valley to join the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital team. Justin and his wife have two children and Dakota the family dog. In his free time, he enjoys DIY projects, camping and other outdoor activities. He attends Veterinary Conferences and continuing education seminars annually. His special interest in veterinary medicine include: surgery, internal medicine, general ultrasound and echocardiography.