ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bob Doneley is an Associate Professor and Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Australia.
Deborah Monks is the principal of the Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Service, Australia.
Robert Johnson is the principal of the South Penrith Veterinary Clinic, Australia.
Brendan Carmel is the principal of the Warranwood Veterinary Centre, Australia.
“There are 33 chapters covering everything from anatomy and husbandry, to diseases, imaging, nutrition and surgery. Diseases have been covered in chapters dedicated to systems [...] There are two absolute standouts of this book that I haven’t encountered in many other books before. There are two successive chapters on ‘Setting Up and Equipping a Reptile Practice’ and ‘The Reptile Consultation’, which provide beautiful guiding principles for getting into this growing field, right down to marketing of the service. The second standout is chapter 17: ‘Differential Diagnoses: A Problem-Based Approach’. The chapter runs for 36 pages and contains nothing but lists of differentials for common presenting signs of the four major reptile taxa: snakes, lizards, chelonians and crocodilians. Every major disease text should contain such a chapter and I cannot wait until the authors release the searchable app for this. [...] The text probably won’t contain the level of information a reptilian disease researcher might covet, but would be perfect for the general practitioner looking to start in reptiles, the general practitioner faced with a single question from a keen owner, the already established reptile expert and most certainly would be perfect for those veterinarians embarking upon membership examinations to Australian and New Zealand College in exotic pet medicine.”
Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 97 No 10, October 2019