Dr. Novy was raised on the plains of Western Kansas and has been involved with ranching most of his life. Dr. Novy received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University, and after serving with the U.S. Air Force overseas, Dr. Novy brought his young family to California. Valley Veterinary Clinic was founded in 1964, and today is a large multi-doctor facility well-known for the quality of care pets receive there. Dr. Novy divides his time between his small animal veterinary practice, public service and managing the ranches. He has actively promoted the goal of reducing the euthanasia of unwanted, abandoned animals and feral cats through non-profit organizations. These organizations provide financial and medical assistance to homeless animals and organize low cost or free spay and neuter clinics throughout the state of California. Dr. Novy has been a long-time supporter of SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) and other conservation efforts throughout California. He is well-known in the community for his generous support of many other service organizations and causes. It is his great joy to share his love and appreciation of nature and life with his family and friends.