Dr Pitts attended the University of Minnesota college of Veterinary Medicine where he received his degree. He interned at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
Dr Pitts completed his residency in small animal internal medicine at Colorado State University. He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He then moved on to a private practice at the Rocky Mountain Veterinary Specialty Clinic in Denver Colorado.
After settling back in the Midwest he began and continues to be a consultant in Small Animal Internal Medicine in the Duluth/Superior area.