Dr. Brendan Carmel is the owner and Senior Veterinarian at Warranwood Veterinary Centre, which provides care for unusual and exotic pets in Melbourne, Australia. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Brendan served as zoo veterinarian for 3 years at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria where he completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Australian Native Wildlife. He is the 2017-2018 President of the Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians, special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association. Dr. Carmel is also a founding member of both the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Unusual Pet Medicine and Surgery, an Associate Editor of the Australian Veterinary Journal, and a frequent speaker at national and international veterinary conferences. Dr. Carmel is also the recipient of the 2015 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award for excellence in exotic mammal health and care. Dr. Carmel is also the co-author of A Guide to Health & Disease in Reptiles & Amphibians.
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