Dr. Colin McDermott

Throughout high school and college, Dr. McDermott worked in a local pet store and as a veterinary assistant where he developed a passion for working with exotic animals, especially reptiles. Following graduation from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, he completed two years of specialty internship in Exotic Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery Service there. From there, he took a position as the Helen Swearer fellow in Aquatic Science and Veterinary Medicine at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore before coming to Mount Laurel Animal Hospital.

Dr. McDermott is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the American Association of Fish Veterinarians, the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. His professional interests include exotic veterinary medicine for small mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, with a special interest in fish and aquatic animal medicine. He is currently working towards his specialty certification in reptilian and amphibian medicine.

Dr. McDermott has given lectures on exotic and wildlife medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. As a veterinarian, he takes great satisfaction in being able to help clients improve the lives of their pets and to strengthen the bond between them.

In his free time, Dr. McDermott enjoys hiking with his wife (also a veterinarian) and their dogs. He also likes to go camping, go to the movies, and enjoys anything pop culture and trivia. The couple has several pets together: two dogs, a Brittany Spaniel (Zeke) and a German Shorthaired Pointer (Kacee); a rabbit (Clementine); a crested gecko (Waldo); a gargoyle gecko (Lernea); a California King snake (Serpentor), and a jungle carpet python (Oscar Banana).