Brendan Carmel, BVSc, MVS MANZCVS (Unusual Pets) GDipComp

Dr. Brendan Carmel is the owner and Senior Veterinarian at Warranwood Veterinary Centre, which provides care for unusual and exotic pets in Melbourne, Australia. 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…

Article  Presenting Problem 

Presenting Problem: Dyspnea in Ferrets

This presenting problem article reviews the basic approach to the dyspneic ferret beginning with clinical signs of the dyspneic ferret, key points of urgent care, as well as case management. This latter section reviews tips on taking the history, performing the physical exam, important differential diagnoses, as well as the diagnostic/therapeutic approach.