2016 Avian Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Gregory Rich named 2016 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Rich with a blue and gold macaw; Photo credit: WGNO.com

When nominations closed for the 2016 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year, a list of 19 outstanding avian veterinarians were submitted for consideration. The independent Selection Committee, hosted through Louisiana State University, narrowed the list to five finalists and the Award recipient, Dr. Gregory Rich, was announced during the Opening Session at ExoticsCon 2016 on Monday, August 29.

Dr. Rich truly embodies the spirit of this Award, exhibiting dedication and compassion for his avian patients as well as clinical excellence. [MORE]

Dr. Rich holding the "Giving Hands" Award; Photo credit: Dr. Leslie Pence

Award recipients

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Did You Know…?

Caring Hands awardThe T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is nominated by their peers:  YOU.

  • The Awardee is NOT, and has never been, selected by Lafeber Company.
  • This autonomous committee, consisting of Association of Avian Veterinarians members, is led by Dr. Tom Tully, Professor and Chief of the Zoological Medicine Service at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • A Lafeber Company Veterinary Consultant, who does NOT vote on the Award recipient, manages committee paperwork and scheduling only.