Dr. Brian Atwell is a seasoned Equine Practitioner with additional experience in zoo animal medicine and mixed animal practice. A graduate of Auburn University where he received his Bachelor in Science, Masters in Zoological Studies, and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Atwell has been licensed to practice in nine states, primarily Tennessee, Wyoming, Hawaii, and North Carolina, and has experience working in two other countries. After leaving zoo animal medicine, Brian was an associate at a mixed animal practice and part owner of an emergency clinic in Tennessee. He then decided to put all his focus into equine practice. Dr. Atwell joined a surgical referral practice in Wyoming for a number of years before coming to Maui in 2006. In 2008, Dr. Atwell took a year long mainland trip and founded Northlake Animal Hospital PLLC, in Statesville, NC with a fellow classmate from vet school. He also started a horse breeding farm – Nani Lio Farm. After realizing how much he missed the people of Maui, Brian returned and purchased Maui Equine Veterinary Services in February of 2009 and hopes to help continue to grow what was already a great practice. In April of 2013, Maui Equine Veterinary Services and Makawao Veterinary Services were combined together under one owner and one location to better serve the upcountry community. In his time off, Brian is an avid outdoorsman, licensed pilot, and enjoys kite boarding, scuba diving, paddling, fishing, and all the other great activities of Maui.