VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Mammals Small and Exotic

Associate Editor

Thomas Donnelly

Thomas Donnelly

Board Certification

  • European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Small Mammal Medicine, 2014
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Exotic Companion Mammal, 2012
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Laboratory Animal Medicine, 1987


  • Residency at Comparative Medicine, The Rockefeller University , 1985
  • Internship in Pathology, University of Sydney, 1980
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, 1978
  • Master of Science, University of Sydney, 1980

Current Professional Activities

  • Research Professor, Exotics Service, University Hospital of the French National Veterinary School at Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, France, 2014–present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Zoological Companion Animal Medicine, Foster Small Animal Hospital, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA, 2007–present
  • Consultant & Attending Veterinarian to small biotechnology companies and research institutes in the New York area
  • Editorial Board Member The Veterinarian, Australia, 2005–present; Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2012-present

Past Professional Activities

  • Founding Member & Director, The Warren Institute (a non-profit clinical research foundation), Ossining, NY, (1997–2017)
  • Clinical Editor/Editorial Board Member of Lab Animal, (1987-2013)
  • Consulting Veterinarian to the Avian & Exotic Pet Service, & Member of the Department of Medicine, E & M Bobst Hospital, The Animal Medical Center, NY (1996–2000)
  • Guest Curator in Mammalogy, The American Museum of Natural History, NY (1989–2001)
  • Adjunct Assistant & Associate Professor, Veterinary Technology Program, La Guardia Community College of City University of New York (1983-2000)
  • Adjunct Assistant & Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1983-1997)

Marital Status

  • Single


  • No biological ones, but constant stream of friends and relatives back-packing offspring living in my apartment


  • None as I am allergic to most furred creatures. As Gary Larson put it "When careers and allergies collide…"


  • Non-English speaking theater, Baroque opera, Modern dance, Flemish painting, Japanese woodwork. Why do you think I live in New York and Paris?

Favorite Quotes

  • "Cherish life wherever you come upon it." —St Hildegard of Bingen
  • "All will be well." —Julian of Norwich

What I Like Most About VIN

It’s anti-Dunning-Kruger effect. The variety and type of questions asked make me realize how little I know on topics I thought were well-known to me. The questions spur me to seek an answer and share it with you. VIN is an effortless way to never stop questioning what you think you understand.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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