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Saving animals never looked so good. Meow!

Dr. Feelgood, indeed.

Meet Dr. Evan Antin, a 31-year-old veterinarian you want to cuddle with as badly as your favorite four-legged friend.

The California-based vet was named Sexiest Beast Charmer alive by People magazine in its 2015 Sexiest Man Alive issue.

“I thought it was pretty funny,” Antin told WABC soon after he received the title. “I've always strived to be the sexiest something, and so I'm glad it could be a vet."

He may have a sizzling title, but at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, where he practices exotic medicine, he’s just Dr. Antin.

“I’ve gotten a little bit of teasing from my colleagues, a lot of attention locally and a few more patients than normal since the magazine came out,” he told the blog Source at Colorado State University, where he attended veterinary school.

Before Antin was as comfy as a house cat in sunny southern California, he was as free as a bird. After graduating from Colorado State, he traveled to six different continents to help animals, which he documented on his YouTube page.


Posted by Dr. Evan Antin on Thursday, March 12, 2015

He’s helped elephants, orangutans and dragons in places like Australia and Tanzania, but his favorite creatures are snakes and crocodiles.

According to his bio on Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital’s site, "he grew up spending the majority of his childhood in search of native wildlife including snakes, turtles and insects.”

How adorable and tiny is my patient today?! 󾆿❤️

Posted by Dr. Evan Antin on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Antin explained to WABC why he developed such a high interest in snakes:

"It started with fear, like, ‘That's such a weird animal’ and then it turned into this fascination."

Delfie?!? He came in for an infection on his foot, but he knew he still looked good. Thilly duck.

Posted by Dr. Evan Antin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Two kitty brothers before their neuters :)

Posted by Dr. Evan Antin on Monday, December 1, 2014

Altough Antin doesn’t own a snake or alligator, he’s got the next best thing -- a Savannah monitor lizard named Matilda. He also has a dog, Henry, a cat, Willy, an assortment of tropical fish and a fiancée back at home.

We were having a special moment...I couldn't help myself! Isn't she gorgeous!!??

Posted by Dr. Evan Antin on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Yup. You read that right. He’s taken.

This handsome doctor, who has also worked as a personal trainer and model, also posts plenty of pictures of himself hanging out with cuddly critters for the world to gawk at on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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