About Lindsay and John
Lindsay was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in Niskayuna NY. She is the daughter of Dorinda Chase Campano and the late Bradley Whisher. She has a younger sister, Kim, and a younger brother, Brad. Lindsay attended college (undergrad) for 2 years at the University of New Hampshire in Durham NH. She then transferred to Cornell University for her last 2 years of undergrad and graduated with a BS in Biology. After undergrad, Lindsay took a year off from school and interned at the veterinary hospital at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando FL. She then headed back to Ithaca NY for her DVM at Cornell.
John was born in Newport, RI. His mother Dawn Pigott, currently lives in Newport while his younger brother Drew lives in Seattle, WA and his older brother Chris lives in Boston, MA. John attended college at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. After, John attended veterinary school at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
How We Met
John and Lindsay met at Cornell’s Veterinary School. Lindsay’s friends threw her a surprise 25th birthday party then took her to a party at John’s house. John and Lindsay went on their first date 4 days later. They were both members of OTS fraternity where they attended many social events with vet school friends. They frequented “Greek Peak” a small ski mountain in the area. They share a love of sushi, outdoor activities, traveling and horseback riding.
Lindsay graduated vet school in 2008 and started working at a 30 doctor small animal practice in Fairfax VA while John finished his 4th year of vet school at Cornell. Six hours apart, they made the commute to visit each other whenever possible. In 2009 John graduated vet school and started an equine internship in Ringoes NJ. It was slightly closer to Virginia and Lindsay and John continued their long distance relationship.
In 2010, John started an equine surgery residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Lindsay quit her job in VA to join John in Columbus shortly thereafter. She now works at a 7 doctor small animal hospital in Westerville Ohio. In her free time she rows with the Greater Columbus Rowing Club, plays on a local volleyball team, and horseback rides. John spends most of his time at his residency but also finds time for soccer, biking, and running. John will finish his residency in July and Lindsay and John will move where jobs are available. They plan to take a break for a honeymoon before their move.