Dr. Bratton was born and raised in Dallas. He began working as a kennel assistant at Holt Veterinary Clinic while a sophomore at Highland Park High School, and he continued to work summers and holidays throughout high school and college. During his fourth year of veterinary school he completed his month-long clinical externship at Holt Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Baxter brought him on as a veterinarian in June 2003.
He is a member of the Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society, Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, carries Vet-Stem accreditation, and is a USDA-APHIS certified veterinarian for international travel/export certificates.