Like his father, Jack entered the British Army, attending the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. During his thirteen years of military service, Dr. Boden visited every continent and subcontinent on Earth except Antarctica. He earned a high-honors undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and then a Master’s Degree in Electro-mechanical Engineering during his time in the service.
Later, Jack resigned from the military, took US citizenship, and applied to the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary School. He graduated magna cum laude as Class President and Valedictorian of the Class of 1983. After graduation he worked in a large practice in New Jersey, eventually buying his own hospital on the Jersey Shore. Among his clients were Bruce Springsteen, John Bon Jovi and Geraldo Rivera! He now lives in the Virgin Islands and is the owner-veterinarian at Imperial Animal Hospital.
Dr. Boden enjoys complex orthopedic surgery and says his engineering background helps him with that. He also likes any challenging case that he hasn’t encountered before.
He lives with his wife, Savanna and their several pets: Hercules, a Great Dane; Gabby, a Boykin Spaniel; Atticus, Harper, Scout, and Calpurnia, the cats; and three large koi.
When not working, Dr. Boden likes to play golf with Savanna. He also enjoys photography, the wonders of Photoshop and sailing. He sailed their catamaran, Queen of the South, from Maine to St. Thomas when he and his wife first moved to the Virgin Islands!