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John Dahlinger

Chapter Director | Houston Baptist University

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John Dahlinger is a full time veterinarian, specializing in surgery on dogs and cats. He has been Chapter Director for the RC club at Houston Baptist University since 2016. He has completed a Certificate in Apologetics from Biola University. He attended the Cross Examined Instructors Academy in 2012. He has spoken on apologetics and witnessing topics.


I came to accept Jesus Christ as my savior late in life, at 35 years old. Before that I was interested in psychology and philosophy. I had questions about humanity: where we came from, what is life’s purpose, why we have a moral nature, and what happens when we die.  Psychology and philosophy did not answer those questions. I attended a church for answers about Christianity. I came to understand the Bible as a unique revelation of God to humanity. I came to understand Jesus as God made flesh. The answers to my questions became clear in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Surgery Residency, 1994-1997

University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Internship, 1990-1991

University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine,  Veterinary Training,1986-1990

University of California at San Diego, BA in Animal Physiology, 1983-1986

Duke University, 1982-1983