Dr. Adam Arzt was born in Portsmouth, VA but was raised in Baldwin, Long Island, where he graduated from High School in 1978. He attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1982 and received an M.S. in Physiology from Hahnemann University in 1984. Prior to veterinary school, he also gained experience as a research assistant at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the chemical senses, and as a sandwich builder at Koch’s Delicatessen, dedicated to the stimulation of the chemical senses. In 1985, he finally wore down the resistance of the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary School Admissions Committee and was accepted into the Veterinary Class-o-89.
Adam graduated from Veterinary School in 1989 and moved to Massachusetts. He initially worked as an associate veterinarian at the Dewitt Animal Clinic and, in 1992, helped found Metrowest Veterinary Associates. The practice started by doing house calls, and moved into its own facility in Milford in 1993.
Adam initially became involved with the MVMA when he was asked to join the Continuing Education Committee, on which he still actively participates. He has also served the MVMA as Treasurer, Finance Committee chair, Membership Committee chair, source of Steering Committee meeting distractions and interruptions, CE Programming Committee member and Legislative Committee participant. He was the MVMA representative for site visits by the AVMA Council on Education for accreditation of the TUFTS University School of Veterinary Medicine, and Becker College Vet Tech program. Adam also served as Treasurer of the MVMA Charities, a position he held from its reorganization in 2008 through the 2013.
Adam could not have participated in these activities were it not for the support of his wife, Nancy Deutsch, who encouraged his involvement, put up with his absences from home, and cajoled, reprimanded, consoled and advised him whenever needed. She also tolerates his need to ski and accommodates his passion for collecting vintage animation memorabilia.