Thomas Donnelly received degrees in veterinary medicine and pathology from the University of Sydney and then moved to New York to study comparative medicine and pathology. His work links the understanding of animal diseases and their complexities with the development of novel therapies for humans and animals. Tom also enjoys seeing exotic pets and is a Veterinary Information Network consultant for Mammals Small and Exotic. He was a member of the Avian & Exotic Pet Services at the Animal Medical Center and later at Tufts Veterinary School. He currently works at the French National Veterinary School in Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, France where he is Research Professor and Co-service head of the exotic animal service. Tom is the author of over 100 scientific and clinical publications, including chapters in “Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine & Surgery” and co-editor of “Veterinary Clinical Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets.” Tom is allergic to many animals. Although his veterinary medicine career and allergies collide, he is fortunate in finding the challenges and diversity of working with veterinarians, exotic pets and their often equally unusual owners constantly gratifying.
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