Brian Atwell, DVM



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 breeding farm – Nani Lio Farm.

This is a breeding/boarding farm Brian started in North Carolina with a Hawaiian name because he loved the islands and culture and wanted to help bring a small bit to North Carolina.

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 his time off, Brian is an avid outdoorsman, licensed pilot, and enjoys kite boarding, paddling, fishing, and all the other great activities of Maui.