Dr. Mader, a triple Board Certified veterinary specialist, was born in the upper Keys. He received Master’s degree in Animal Behavior in 1982 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 1986. After graduation, Dr. Mader completed a residency in Primate and Zoo animal medicine. During his veterinary and residency training, Dr. Mader’s areas of special interest were in the pharmacology of antibiotics in exotic pets. While living in Southern California, he owned a small animal/exotic practice for 9 years.