Ben was born and raised in southwestern Ontario. He grew up on a diversified farming operation, which produces pigs, chickens and field crops. Ben attended the University of Waterloo and completed a BSc in Biotechnology and Economics. After that, he completed his veterinary degree at the University of Guelph. Ben completed a master’s degree in poultry medicine, the MAHM, through the University of Georgia and the University of Melbourne and became a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Ben has been able to complete internships with private veterinary practices, universities and government laboratories in a number of locations throughout North America.