Antonov Vontov is a 25-year old veterinarian, now self proclaimed doctor. Raised on the Chernarussian country side, Antonov had few friends, and as a result developed an interest in animals at an early age. His dream, is and has allways been to be a real doctor.
As Antonov grew into his teens, that dream would be washed away. His friends would bring him into an endless loop of drinking and fighting.
The constant struggle, knowing the path you want to take, but unable to take that path, sticking with your friends. The struggle would drive him mad over the years. He would stay with the group for a long time. The silent type, letting the thoughts stir in his mind, driving him further down into the mad abyss.
As they grew older, fighting became mugging. Antonov would stick around for another year. Any money they stole, or got from selling moonshine, they would spend on booze, food and car parts. Not Antonov. He saved his share, until he had enough to dissappear. At 19, he took all the money he had collected, and fled the group, heading for the city to study medicine.
Unable to get into studies to become a doctor, he settled for veterinarian studies. As he found the studies to move too slowly, he took it into his own hands in his spare time. It started with rats, then birds, then cats and finally dogs. Any animal he could get his hands on without getting in trouble. The madness that had stired up in his mind would break free. He was no longer the silent, careful type. A true mad doctor was born. One time, he snuk out to a farm and got his hands on a cow, almost got caught that time.
Just after three years, the catastrophe hit Chernarus. Before he left, he set fire to his research papers, and ran back to his friends. To some degree, his old lifestyle would return, but his personality had adapted to the situation. Hoarding whatever they could get their hands on, looting towns and living of their farms. All things concidered, they did well, for a while.
When the situation got worse, and the apocalypse hit them for real, the infected flooded their village and drove them away. Only a few in the group escaped in time. Ever since that time they've been more careful with who they pick a fight with. And Antonov would claim he's a doctor, not a vet.