Dr. Marion Desmarchelier
DMV, IPSAV, DES, MSc, Diplomate ACZM

Dr. Marion Desmarchelier was born and raised in the French Alps. After graduating from the National Veterinary School of Lyon in France in 2002, she worked in mixed practice for a year. Following an externship with wild birds of prey at the Université de Montréal, she pursued a one-year internship in zoological medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe. After a year back to France where she worked in a referral hospital with exotic pets and small animals, Marion moved back to Canada.

She performed a residency program in zoological medicine and became board-certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2009. Her research interests include animal welfare, animal conservation, behavior and analgesia. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and a member of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. She has received several awards including the Parks Canada CEO Award of Excellence in the category "Fostering a culture of conservation" for her work with the team of the Atlantic Canada Piping Plover captive rearing program. 

She has been an assistant professor in Zoo, Exotic Animal and Wildlife Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College for the last 5 years. She currently works as a part-time clinical instructor at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Saint-Hyacinthe and will soon be starting an animal behavior residency program at the same institution. 

Marion enjoys horseback riding, rock climbing and skiing.