VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Reptiles/Amphibians/Invertebrates

Associate Editor

Kenneth Harkewicz


  • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1975
  • Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Current Professional Activities

  • Exotic animal veterinarian-Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital, Berkeley, CAf
  • Staff Veterinarian- The East Bay Vivarium, Berkeley, CA
  • President Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) 2011-2012

Marital Status

  • Florence A. Harkewicz, Graphic Designer, pet Mom


  • Only those with four or no legs!


  • Jean- Luc French Bulldog, Lil' Pea &emdash; Pug X Chinese Crested (don't ask!)
  • 6 cats (4 indoor, 2 outdoor adopted stays)
  • Two parrots (one I've had for more than 30 years) , 2 cockatiels
  • 20+ exotic tortoises
  • 200+ various reptiles and amphibians, arachnids, invertebrates, and tropical fish


  • Keeping and breeding reptiles & amphibians
  • Organic fruit and vegetable
  • gardening
  • Science fiction
  • Trivia
  • Gourmet cooking

Favorite Quote

"Am I having fun yet?"

What I Like Most About VIN

The wealth of information that is easily attainable, and the great people I get to know and "meet" online.

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

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .