Carmel Mooney graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and spent the next 12 years working at Edinburgh and Glasgow Veterinary Schools. She has completed both MPhil and PhD theses on feline hyperthyroidism and has gained RCVS Specialist Status in Small Animal Medicine (Endocrinology). She was awarded DipECVIM-CA in 1999. Since 1998 she has worked at University College Dublin where she is currently Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Section Head for Small Animal Clinical Studies. Her major research and teaching areas are in endocrine disorders of dogs and cats. She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally and has published many research articles in small animal endocrinology. Carmel has been President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals. She has been Editor of the Journal of Small Animal Practice and is currently Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Comparative and Clinical Medicine.