Dr. Melissa A. Kling graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia in 1983 and was in private practice full time until 2011. She is currently the Attending Veterinarian for Mercer University, Macon Campus and Director of the Animal Care Facility, Mercer University School of Medicine. She also continues to see patients part time. She has served as Secretary of AEMV which evolved into the Executive Director position until 2013 at which time she became Treasurer. She has served on the IACRE Small Mammal Scientific Committee in 2013 and 2015. She has written and edited numerous articles on exotic mammal medicine.