Dr. Doug Mader


DIPLOMATE, ABVP (Canine/Feline)
DIPLOMATE, ABVP (Reptile/Amphibian)
DIPLOMATE, ECZM (Herpetology)

Special interests in:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endoscopy, Ultrasound
  • Soft Tissue, Orthopedic and Laser Surgery
  • Exotic Animal Medicine
  • Wildlife

Dr. Mader, a triple Board Certified veterinary specialist, was born in the upper Keys. He received Master’s degree in Animal Behavior in 1982 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 1986.  After graduation Dr. Mader completed a residency in Primate and Zoo animal medicine. During his veterinary and residency training Dr. Mader’s areas of  special interest were in the pharmacology of antibiotics in exotic pets. While living in Southern California, he owned a small animal/exotic practice for 9 years.

Dr. Mader is the consulting veterinarian for the Key West Aquarium, the Marathon Sea Turtle Hospital, The Key West Butterfly Conservancy, the Theater of the Sea and the Monroe County (Sheriff Animal Farm) Zoo. Dr. Mader is an internationally acclaimed expert in Exotic Animal Medicine and travels over 50,000 miles every year teaching at Veterinary Conferences, Veterinary Schools and Specialty courses. Dr. Mader is also on the review/advisory boards for several scientific journals. He has published hundreds articles in scientific and veterinary journals, national magazines, newspapers, book chapters and is the Co-author/editor of the Saunder’s publication Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mader is a Past-President of the prestigious North American Veterinary Conference, the world’s largest veterinary continuing education conference.

Amongst Dr. Mader’s many awards are the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement Award, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Award and the “Educator of the Year” award, granted twice, from the Western Veterinary Conference.

DrDoug (-at-) MarathonVet.com