Dr. Talbot was born in Bishop, California. He attended veterinary school at the University of California, Davis. After graduating in 1965 he went to work at the Berkeley Humane Society Veterinary Clinic for one year. He has worked at Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital since 1966, when he and Dr. Cornforth treated mostly livestock and some small animals. The valley and the practice have changed a great deal over the years. He now sees primarily dogs and cats. He and his wife, Jill Derby, have raised their two children here in Minden. Dr. Steve has two dogs and several fish at home. One of Dr. Steve's favorite activities is hiking the mountains behind his home near the Kingsbury Grade area. He also enjoys fishing, camping and skiing. Dr. Steve has completed many leadership and growth seminars. He attends the Wild West Veterinary Conference in Reno, ACVIM (Internal Medicine), and International Veterinary Services for his continuing education. His special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery and medicine as well as nutrition.