Dr. Whitten graduated from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School in 1967. He married his childhood sweetheart Susan two years later. In 1972, he graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Besides his love of veterinary service he most enjoys spending time with his five children and thirteen grandchildren. Dr. Whitten also enjoys camping, fly fishing, and the study of Civil War History. He has served on the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Board of Directors. Dr. and Mrs. Whitten live with two dogs, Quincy and Bug.