Vladimír Jekl is a 2002 graduate of University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic, where he serves as an Associate Professor at the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic. He obtained his PhD in exotic companion mammal medicine (dentistry) in 2006. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, USA. He has practiced exclusively exotic companion mammal medicine and since 2009 is European Recognised Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal). He has lectured extensively thorough the Europe and he has published more 300 articles dealing with exotic animal medicine in regional and international journals, including chapters in BSAVA Manuals. His current focus involves soft tissue surgery, dental disease, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging in exotic companion mammals.