Dr. Ellis was raised in High Point, North Carolina. His love for veterinary medicine evolved from a career as an EMT after he graduated from East Carolina University with degrees in biology and chemistry. He assisted his twin brother, who is also a veterinarian, in a C-section delivery of puppies and knew his calling in life was to be a veterinarian. Dr. Ellis attended North Carolina State University for veterinary school and after graduation spent time as an emergency and general practitioner. His professional interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and emergency medicine.
Dr. Ellis has one dog, Brady, and two cats, Gibson and Harvey. He spends his free time with his wife and exploring the outdoors.