Dr. Reid was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but grew up in the small town of East Granby, Connecticut. He had decided that Veterinary medicine was his passion ever since high school He attended undergraduate classes at Louisiana State University and obtained his doctorate at the LSU School of Veterinary medicine in May of 1981. After Graduating, he came to the Connecticut and entered into private practice in Storrs, Bristol and Wallingford before settling in Trumbull at Reid Veterinary Center in August 1987.