Mark A. Mitchell received his DVM in 1992 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in clinical epidemiology with an emphasis on wildlife medicine from the University of Illinois in 1997. He completed his Ph.D in clinical epidemiology with an emphasis on Salmonella spp. in reptiles at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2001. From 1996-2007, Dr. Mitchell served as a member of the zoological medicine faculty at LSU. In 2007, Dr. Mitchell returned to his veterinary alma mater, the University of Illinois. He is currently a Professor of Zoological Medicine. Dr. Mitchell is a Past-President of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. His interests include invertebrate, fish, amphibian, reptile, avian, and non-domestic mammal medicine and surgery, as well as conservation medicine and clinical issues in non-domestic species. Dr. Mitchell has published over 300 book chapters, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and scientific abstracts. He currently serves as the co-editor of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine and the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mitchell is also the co-editor of the Manual of Exotic Pet Practice.
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