VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Mammals Small and Exotic

Associate Editor

Michelle Campbell-Ward

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Member (MANZCVS) Zoo Medicine, 2014
  • Diploma in Zoological Medicine (DZooMed(Reptilian)) 2007, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)
  • Certificate in Zoological Medicine (CertZooMed) 2005, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney, 1996
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (with Honors), University of Sydney, 2000
  • Member, RCVS, 2001
  • Post Graduate Certificate, University of Edinburgh, 2020

Current Professional Activities

  • Secretary/Treasurer and Member of the Examination Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Chapter
  • Veterinarian, Taronga Western Plains Zoo – Wildlife Hospital (Taronga Conservation Society Australia)
  • Primary Veterinary Advisor, Zoo and Aquarium Association Vet SAG Nutrition Group

Past Professional Activities

  • Lecturer and Exotic/Wildlife Clinic Manager, University of Edinburgh
  • Mixed private practice

Marital Status

  • Happily married to Andy Campbell (superdad extraordinaire)


  • A son, Fraser, born in 2011


  • Ginger DSH, ‘Numbat’
  • Chocolate Labrador Retriever, ‘Tara’
  • Galah, ‘Bruce’
  • Peach-faced lovebird, ‘Sheila’


  • Travelling, especially visiting wild places
  • Hiking
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Veterinary science!

Favorite Quote

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed" – Charles Darwin.

What I Like Most About VIN

The collegial atmosphere that promotes ongoing enquiry and learning and the ever-expanding database of helpful resources.

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

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Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .