Frank Künzel graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1995. Thereafter he carried out his doctoral thesis on viral diseases of the respiratory tract. Since 1998 he works as Head of the Small Mammal Unit at the Clinic of Internal medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. He undertook externships at the University of Guelph, the Free University of Berlin and the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Berne. His current field of research comprises infectious diseases and endocrinology. Frank Künzel is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal), a member of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the Head of the Working Group on Multidrug-resistant Organisms in small animals and horses of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.