Dr. Martin Haulena graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1993. He completed a clinical internship in aquatic animal medicine at Mystic Aquarium in 1996 and a Master’s degree in pathobiology from the University of Guelph in 1999. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2007. Dr. Haulena was the Staff Veterinarian at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California for 9 years and has been Head Veterinarian & Director, Animal Health at the Vancouver Aquarium since 2006. His special interests are in the medical management of aquatic animals, particularly marine mammals, with emphasis on innovative diagnostic methods, developing safe anaesthetic protocols and improving surgical techniques. Veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world study aquatic animal medicine each year under the direction of Dr. Haulena. He serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre. His professional affiliations include the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine for which he is past President, Wildlife Disease Association and the American Association of Zoological Veterinarians. He has authored over 80 scientific journal articles and book chapters.
"Our family enjoys skiing, diving, and traveling. For COVID I decided I wanted to learn to play my electric guitar really loud to annoy my teenagers and dog as much as possible. I currently live with my two teenagers, my best friend Trevor-the-rescue-dog, two horses, 4 ducks, a bunch of fish and a lizard or two."