Dr. Cameron Himel was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, and graduated from Jesuit High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Mississippi in 2011 as a Magna Cum Laude graduate. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University in 2016. After graduation, Dr. Himel went on to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship at MedVet & Cancer Centers for Pets in Louisiana, and a surgical internship at South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Mandeville, LA. He then continued his education at Auburn University and completed a small animal surgical residency in 2021. During his residency, he also earned a Masters degree in biomedical sciences, with a research focus on 3D printed, custom implants for fracture stabilization. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Himel joined the medical team at Metairie Small Animal Hospital as a veterinarian who is limited to the practice of small animal surgery.