In only eight months, Finn has gained an impressive following on the site, surpassing one million followers. Instagram page with a huge fanbase of his own.
Finn’s journey to Arlington and the animal world began at Louisiana State University, where he graduated from one of the country’s top veterinarian programs. Soon after graduation, several setbacks marked the doctor's career after his then-girlfriend found a mole-like mark on his back that turned out to be cancerous. After surgery and recovery, Finn is now cancer-free.
Finn ignores online trolls and pet “experts” who are critical of his social media presence and his expert advice. Though he says that can be hard to do sometimes, online trolls don’t discourage Finn's approach to educating and entertaining his followers.
A personable approach to educating the world about the life of pets is one of many distinct ways medical professionals are using TikTok to connect with the community.
Finn says he's still amazed but grateful for his growing following. He hopes that no matter his followers’ background or age, they are inspired to take ambitious chances, just the way he did when he found out about a trendy app eight months ago.
“It still amazes me that I have this influence ... and it can happen to anyone,” Finn says. “If you stay committed, you can literally do whatever you want.”