Hi, I’m Dr. Mariam Kamal, and I’ve been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I loved learning about nature in my picturesque suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I shadowed multiple vets, volunteered at the local wildlife rehabilitation center, and worked at the Audubon nature center near my home. I went on to study biology at the University of Pittsburgh, where I founded the Pitt Pre-Vet Club that still helps prepare students for vet school today. Then I earned my doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. During my time at Penn, I was fortunate to complete externships at the Animal Medical Center, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia, and the Panthera wildlife conservation organization in New York.
Bachelor’s of Science, Biology, Magna Cum Laude. University of Pittsburgh, 2006.
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2011.
Small Animal Rotating Internship, Internal Medicine and Surgery. BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City, 2012.
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After graduating from Penn in 2011, I moved to New York and completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners. I then spent years working as an emergency veterinarian at practices in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and New Jersey before transitioning to general practice. I am also experienced in forensic veterinary science and have assisted the ASPCA with anti-cruelty investigations since 2014. I have been featured on television as a veterinary expert on NBC New York and New York 1.
Today, I am a passionate and caring freelance veterinarian living in New York City. I work full time as the Chief Marketing Officer for Relief Rover. We’re a platform that empowers freelance veterinarians by providing them with tools and opportunities, including jobs. I still occasionally work as a veterinarian when my colleagues need to take hard-earned breaks.