VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Reptiles/Amphibians/Invertebrates

Associate Editor

Michelle Campbell-Ward

Michelle Campbell-Ward

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Member (MANZCVS) Zoo Medicine, 2014
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (RCVS) Diploma in Zoological Medicine (Mammalian), 2007
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (RCVS) Certificate in Zoological Medicine, 2005
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (RCVS) Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2001


  • Residency in Exotic Pet Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 2007
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (with Honors), University of Sydney, 2000
  • Postgraduate Certificate, University of Edinburgh, 2020
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney, 1996

Current Professional Activities

  • Associate Professor in Wildlife and Avian Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Veterinarian, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
  • President, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Chapter

Past Professional Activities

  • Team Leader Animal Welfare Policy and Programs, Department of Regional NSW
  • Co-convenor of the Zoo and Aquarium Association Veterinary Specialist Advisory Group
  • Chair of the NSW Exhibited Animals Advisory Committee
  • 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


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


  • Traveling, 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.

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