Scott Willens, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
Dr. Scott Willens received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in
1992 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After two years of small animal and
exotic pet practice, Dr. Willens completed a one-year veterinary internship at
Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut, followed
by a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) at North Carolina
State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. In 2013 Dr. Willens passed his board examination and became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Willens is
also Major in the United States Army Veterinary Corps who joined immediately
after September 11, 2001. He deployed in 2007 for Operation Iraqi Freedom on an
embedded provincial reconstruction team, and he is currently stationed at
Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Dr. Willens' areas of expertise include
pharmacology, toxicology, and exotic and aquatic species, and he has published
several veterinary medical journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Willens spends his free time with his wife and three children, Harlequin
Great Dane, Chihuahua, cockatiel, cichlids, ball python, and quarter horses. He
is lead vocals for the rock band "Til September" and also enjoys taekwondo and
downhill skiing with his kids, volleyball, and classical piano.