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Michael Archinal

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Name  Michael Archinal

Role  TV presenter
Michael Archinal
Education  University of Sydney, Marcellin College Randwick

Michael Archinal (born 20 August 1963) was born in Sydney, Australia. Married with 3 children, he is the owner of one of Australia's biggest mixed animal veterinary hospital, Canberra Veterinary Hospital. Archinal has been known as the celebrity TV presenter, Dr. Ark, on the Australian Nine Network show, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, since 2001, as well as featuring on talk-back ABC Radio and writing for the national Dogs Life magazine.



Archinal attended Marcellin College Randwick from 1973 to 1982. He then studied veterinary science at the Sydney University, graduating in 1987. Since then he has undertaken post-graduate study in dermatology, animal behavior and is a qualified acupuncturist. He completed his preliminary theology certificate in 2006.

Media Appearances

Archinal featured on a talk back program for ABC Radio where he covered a wide range of topics, and he is a regular on the television program Mornings With Kerri Anne. He features every Thursday morning and speaks on topics ranging from alternative treatments to alternative pets, and is described as one of the show's most popular presenters.

Archinal is also a consultant and writer for the Australian nationally distributed Dogs Life magazine.

Veterinary Practices

Archinal is currently the director of 4 veterinary practices in the Canberra region. They are:

  • Canberra Veterinary Hospital
  • Canberra Equine Hospital
  • Kippax Veterinary Hospital
  • Queanbeyan Veterinary Hospital
  • References

    Michael Archinal Wikipedia

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