Dr. Eric Los Kamp has always had a passion for wild animals, no matter if they are furry, feathery, scaley, or slimy. This love for all species was further strengthened by his experience volunteering at the Staten Island Zoo when he was in high school. At this AZA-accredited institution, Dr. Los Kamp started working hands-on with a variety of exotic animal species including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. He saw the emotional capacity of these animals and strived to devote his life to providing the best welfare he possibly could for them.
Dr. Los Kamp’s veterinary career began at the University of Florida, where he received a B.S. in Zoology. He then continued on to get his DVM from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, becoming a “double gator”. During his time at UF, Dr. Los Kamp had the pleasure of working with a myriad of different species in a variety of institutions ranging from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Zoological Medicine Department, ZooMiami, CROW, and the Audubon Center for the Birds of Prey. Some of the species he has worked with include birds like hawks, eagles, ospreys, owls, herons, song birds, and sea birds, mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, opossums, raccoons, tigers, tapirs, and antelopes, reptiles such as tortoises, snakes, crocodilians, and lizards, and many more. All these experiences increased his passion and brought him a wealth of knowledge in the fields of reptile, amphibian, small mammal, avian, and wildlife medicine and surgery. Dr. Los Kamp is actively in pursuit to become board certified in Reptile and Amphibian Medicine though the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP).
Dr. Los Kamp currently resides in Maitland with his fiancé Jenny and his Red Ackie Monitor Lizard, Tyranitar. When not in the clinic, Dr. Los Kamp loves to lift weights, go bird watching, take pictures of wildlife, and watch Marvel/Godzilla movies.