About the Author
Carmel is a University College Dublin graduate who spent several years in Scotland where she completed both MPhil (The University of Edinburgh) and PhD (The University of Glasgow) theses on feline hyperthyroidism. Following this she returned to UCD where she is currently Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Carmel obtained the European Diploma in Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animals) in 1998 and is also an RCVS Recognized Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Endocrinology), awarded in recognition of her clinical and research work. She is a Past President of the BSAVA (2005-2006) and was founding Secretary of the European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology.
Mark E. Peterson DVM DipACVIM
Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1976, moved to NYC to do an internship and medical residency at The Animal Medical Center, and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in endocrinology and nuclear medicine at The New York Hospital--Cornell Medical Center and the AMC, staying on there for over 30 years. In 2009 Mark opened the Animal Endocrine Clinic, a specialty referral hospital. Mark's clinical and research efforts have mainly been directed toward advancing the understanding of canine and feline endocrine disorders, especially diabetes mellitus and thyroid and adrenal disease. He has published more than 450 journal articles, book chapters and research abstracts, and is a frequent speaker at veterinary colleges and scientific seminars.