Mark graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and has been practicing in Charlotte County since then. Dr. DeGrove is married to Debbie and has two children, Michael and Julie. Dr. Julie Reece works with her father at the Peace River Veterinary Clinic. The DeGroves have owned many Border Collies over the years as well as cats, birds, horses, and other pets. Community involvement includes Board of Directors of the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County for over 10 years, member and past director of Sunrise Kiwanis for over 30 years, and previous involvement with the Charlotte County Coastal Conservation Association as Board member, past president, and many other positions for over 25 years. The DeGroves are also involved in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. When Dr. DeGrove is not in the office, he is probably fishing or enjoying time with his three grandchildren.