Aneesa Malik MSc, BSc (Hons), RVN, Cert VNES, Cert VNECC

Aneesa is a registered veterinary nurse from the United Kingdom. She has worked in first opinion, charity, emergency, referral, exotics, and with some species of British wildlife. Her interests and learning aims within nursing is veterinary ethics and welfare. Specifically, her focus is the emergency and critical patient, the wildlife and exotic patient, animal pain, […]

Debbie L. Stoewen DVM, MSW, RSW, PhD

Dr. Debbie Stoewen is a licensed veterinarian and registered social worker with a PhD in the field of veterinary medical communication. With 25 years of practice experience, including being the founder and sole proprietor of a companion animal hospital, she is well-versed in the daily realities of veterinary practice. Debbie earned both her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Guelph. She also earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Stoewen is an acclaimed animal health speaker, educator, and innovator…

Jessica Rosen

Jessica Rosen is a veterinary technology student at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California. Jessica won 2nd place in the Veterinary Technology Student division of the inaugural 2021 Veterinary Technology Contest.

Harley Swan

Harley A. Swan is a veterinary technology student at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Harley won 1st place in the Technology Student division of the inaugural 2021 AEMV Veterinary Technology Contest.. 

Jovanna Berls, CVA, LVT

Jovanna Berls is a licensed veterinary technician at ABC Animal & Bird Clinic in Sugar Land, Texas. Jovanna won 3rd place in the Veterinary Technician division of the inaugural 2021 AEMV Veterinary Technology Contest.

Dylan Farr

…Dylan worked and learned under the acclaimed exotic animal veterinarian Douglas Mader, DABVP DABVP (Reptile) DECZM (Herpetology), learning about and treating many varying exotic species and becoming proficient in exotic species anesthesia. Currently, Dylan is a Technician Supervisor at Marathon Veterinary Hospital and he recently completed his Fear-Free certification.

Stefanie Kotschwar BScH (Zoology, Nutrition), MSc (Zoo Conservation), RVT

Stefanie Kotschwar is a registered veterinary technician that has worked at Lynwood Animal Hospital in Ottawa, ON, Canada since 2016. Prior to becoming an RVT in 2017, Stefanie obtained her Bachelor of Science with honors in zoology from the University of Guelph and her Masters of Sciences in zoo conservation biology from Plymouth University. While working as a veterinary assistant in Guelph, Stefanie did the Distance Education Veterinary Program through Cedar Valley College. She has a special interest in exotic medicine, nutrition, and emergency care. Her long term goal is to obtain Veterinary Technician Specialty in Clinical Practice (Exotic Medicine).

Jaime Samour MVZ (Honours), PhD, DECZM (Avian), FRSB

Jaime Samour has dedicated most of his professional life to falcon medicine. He graduated with Honours from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veracruz University, Veracruz, Mexico in 1978. After a brief period of time working in private practice in El Salvador, he returned to Veracruz University and became an Associate Professor. In 1981, Jaime traveled to London to study and conduct research projects in reptile and avian medicine at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. He lso learned hematology under the supervision of Dr. Christine Hawkey and Mike Hart. He received his Doctorate degree in Avian Reproductive Biology from the Royal College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Immediately afterwards, Jaime moved to the Middle East where he has worked ever since…

Bree Talbot, BVSc, MANZCVS

Bree Talbot joined the team at Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital in 2020, where she leads Australia’s largest Mobile Wildlife Hospital. Bree was previously an Associate Veterinarian at the University of Sydney’s Avian, Reptile, and Exotic Pet Hospital and the Wildlife Health and Conservation Centre, where she worked for 6 years. In 2015, Dr. Talbot became a Member and Examiner of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in medicine and surgery of unusual pets…

Charly Pignon DVM, DECZM (Small Mammal)

Charly Pignon is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal) and a board member of Yaboumba, a French association for continuing education in exotic and wild animals. Charly graduated in 2005 from Alfort National Veterinary School in Maisons-Alfort, France. In 2009, Charly completed an exotic animal medicine internship at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and when he returned to France he created the Exotic Medicine Service at Alfort National Veterinary School. Dr. Pignon is also the Immediate Past President (2017-2018) of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.

Krista Keller, DVM, DACZM

Krista Keller is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Keller has also worked as an Avian and Exotics Telemedicine Specialist for Abaxis, Incorporated since 2014. Krista earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She then completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University and a residency in zoological companion animal medicine at the University of California at Davis…

Susan Horton, DVM

Dr. Susan Horton owns Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital, which she established in 2000. Dr. Horton is also a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network, particularly for the amphibian and reptile board. Sue is a Past-President of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and an Editor for the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Horton has presented both nationally and internationally on exotic animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Horton has also been published in the Veterinary Clinics of North America, the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, and Invertebrate Biology.

Jason Crean, MS, EdD

Dr. Jason Crean currently teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Saint Xavier University-Chicago where he has instituted coursework like “Zoo Biology: Animal Nutrition, Behavior & Diagnostics.” Dr. Crean is also a zoo consultant, working with zoological institutions in the areas of nutrition, enrichment, and biologically-appropriate exhibit design. He currently serves as the Director of Science & Education at Indian Creek Zoo in Lambertville, Michigan but also consults for other institutions like the Chicago Nature Museum and the Wildlife Genetics Laboratory…

Christina Miller, RVT

Christina Miller is a Registered Veterinary Technologist working at Russell Lake Animal Hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Christina has worked as a veterinary technician since 2004 while studying animal health technology at Vanier College. She graduated with honors in 2006 and was awarded the Prix D’Excellence by the Quebec Association of Animal Health Technicians in 2007 for her work promoting high quality medicine for exotic companion animals. Over the next decade, Christina returned to Vanier to teach reptile and amphibian care…

Douglas P. Whiteside, DVM, DVSc, DACZM, DECZM (ZHM)

Dr. Doug Whiteside is an Associate Professor of Conservation Medicine at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Senior Staff Veterinarian at the Calgary Zoo. He also is a member of the Wildlife Health & Ecology Research Group and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Biology at the University of Calgary. Doug is the amphibian taxon advisory group veterinarian for Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of Alberta’s Amphibian and Reptile Specialist Group and the Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Team…

Ryan O’Shea, CVT

Ryan O’Shea is a certified veterinary technician and graduate of St. Petersburg College with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. The majority of Ryan’s professional life has been focused on zoo animal health and well-being and he is active member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, having served as the veterinary technician liaison from 2011-2013…

Dario d’Ovidio, DVM, MS, SpecPACS, DECZM (Small Mammals)

Dario d’Ovidio is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Small Mammals) and a European Board of Veterinary Specialisation European Veterinary Specialist in Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery. He has also been a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2009. In 2009 he completed an externship in exotic animal medicine and surgery at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. d’Ovidio is currently the Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service at the Clinica Veterinaria Malpensa in Samarate, Italy. He is also a referral veterinarian for exotic pets in Naples and a visiting Professor at the Universities of Naples and Parma, Italy…

David Scott, DVM

Dr. David Scott has served as the Staff Veterinarian at the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2008. Dr. Scott is the author of Raptor Medicine, Surgery, and Rehabilitation and The Red Tailed Hawk: A Surgical Dissection. He is also a software engineer and has developed the RaptorMed medical records software system, specifically designed for the medical management and husbandry of all types of animals…

James Haberfield, BSc, BVMS, PGCBM, MANZCVS (Unusual Pets, Avian Health)

James Haberfield is the founder, director and a current veterinarian at Unusual Pet Vets in Australia with clinics in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. Dr. Haberfield earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) as well as a post-graduate certificate in business management (PGCBM) from Murdoch University…

Joanne Sheen, BVM&S CertZooMed DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammals)

Jo Sheen is an associate veterinarian at Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets and she consults as a primary accession and referral exotic animal medicine veterinarian at Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre North Shore in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Sheen graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2004, and gained her postgraduate qualification in zoological and exotic medicine in 2008…

Brian Stacy, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Brian Stacy earned his DVM from the University of Georgia at Athens before completing an Anatomic Pathology Residency at the University of California at Davis and the Zoological Society of San Diego…

Richard S. Funk, MA, DVM

Dr. Richard Funk completed a master’s degree in zoology with a thesis in herpetology. He then earned his DVM at the Ohio State University. Dr. Funk has been very active in the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, having served as the 2003-2004 President and co-chairman of the Legislation and Welfare Committee. He has also served on the ARAV publications editorial board and he has organized and led a number of wet labs at ARAV annual conferences. Dr. Funk has a number of publications in veterinary medicine, mostly on reptiles, including chapters in all three volumes of the Mader Reptile Medicine and Surgery texts.

Louisa Asseo DVM DABVP (Canine/Feline Practice)

Louisa Asseo graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She has worked in private practices in the Bay and Sacramento areas of California since graduation, focusing on both general practice and emergency medicine. In addition to cats and dogs, her practice focuses on medicine and surgery for reptiles, exotic companion mammals, poultry, and miniature pigs. In 2016, she founded Oasis Veterinary Hospital in the east San Francisco Bay area of California…

Chris Hanley, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Chris Hanley became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2006. After seven years at the Toledo Zoo, three as an associate and four years as the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition, he moved to the Saint Louis Zoo as a staff veterinarian. In 2019, he became the Assistant Director of Animal Health.

Shannon Martinson, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Dr. Shannon Martinson is an Assistant Professor in Anatomic Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Martinson is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology and the author of several publications…

Giacomo Rossi, DVM, PhD, MS, DECZM (WHP), EBVS

Dr. Giacomo Rossi is a Full Professor of General Pathology, Physiopathology, and Immunopathology at the University of Camerino (Italy). He serves as the Director of the Animal Pathology Laboratory. Giacomo is the author and editor of several books related to avian and exotic animal medicine and he has published over 300 scientific and veterinary papers. He is also a known national and international speaker on topics related to the pathology and medicine of pet birds, zoo animals and wildlife.

Thomas M. Donnelly, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), DECZM

Dr. Tom Donnelly currently works at the French National Veterinary School in Paris where he is a Research Professor and co-service head of the exotic animal service. Tom is the author of over 100 scientific and clinical publications, including chapters in “Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine Surgery” and co-editor of “Veterinary Clinical Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets.”

Todd Driggers, DVM

Todd Driggers is a 1994 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he interned at the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic in Indianapolis and he eventually moved to Arizona, starting the exotic practice at Mesa Veterinary Hospital. In 1996, he started Arizona’s first exclusive exotic animal practice, serving clients and small zoos. Currently, he has both a mobile practice and a stationary three-doctor practice, The Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Arizona…

Lorenzo Crosta med vet, PhD, GP Cert (Exotic Animal), DECZM, EBVS

Lorenzo Crosta med vet, PhD, GP Cert (Exotic Animal), Diplomate ECZM, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoo Health Management is an Associate Professor of Avian and Zoological Medicine at the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Australia. He serves as the Director of the Avian, Reptile, and Exotic Pet Hospital, and in 2019 he was named the TJ Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year. Dr. Crosta earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine…

Jessica Elbert, DVM

Dr. Jessica Elbert received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2018. She is currently an Anatomic Pathology Resident and PhD student at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine with special interest in zoo and exotic animal species and paramyxoviruses.

Jessica Comolli , DVM

Dr. Jessica Comolli received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a zoological medicine internship at Iowa State University and is currently a zoological medicine resident at the University of Georgia…

Nobuko Wakamatsu-Utsuki, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACPV

Nobuko Wakamatsu-Utsuki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wakamatsu-Utsuki has a special interest in avian pathology and poultry medicine. Her research interests focus on avian diseases, particularly the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and she has published extensively on these topics…

Valarie Tynes, DVM, DACVB, DACAW

Valarie Tynes owns Premier Veterinary Behavior Consulting in Sweetwater, Texas. Dr. Tynes is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. After several years in private practice, Valarie completed a residency in clinical animal behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2003. Her special interests include miniature pigs and other exotic pets as well as animal behavior. Dr. Tynes is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a frequent speaker at professional meetings around the world.

Alicia McLaughlin, DVM

Alicia McLaughlin completed a veterinary internship in exotic animal medicine at The Center for Bird & Exotic Animal Medicine in Bothell, Washington and she is now an associate veterinarian at this practice. Dr. McLaughlin has been involved in veterinary research and leadership throughout her career, and has authored or co-authored articles in both professional journals and national conference proceedings. Dr. McLaughlin is passionate about providing low-stress veterinary visits for all of her patients. She is a certified Fear FreeTM veterinarian and is spearheading the development of an avian-focused Fear Free™ course.

Renée Schott, DVM, CWR

Renée Schott is the Medical Director and a Senior Veterinarian at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRCMN), one of the largest rehabilitation centers in the country. Renée has been involved in wildlife rehabilitation for over 15 years and she has worked at WRCMN for over 10 years. Additionally, Renée is involved in teaching courses at the University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine and she is a Course Instructor for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

Kristie Mozzachio, DVM, DACVP, CVA

Kristie Mozzachio operates a mobile pet pig exclusive practice serving the states of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She provides consults on pet pigs as well as research mini pigs, both nationally and internationally. She also serves as a veterinary advisor for Ross Mill Farm & Piggy Camp and Refuge GroinGroin in France. Dr. Mozzachio has also lectured on mini pigs at numerous meetings, and most recently she has co-authored mini pig chapters in the Exotic Animal Formulary and Diseases of Swine.

Alejandro Morales, DVM, MS

Alejandro Morales earned his veterinary degree from San Carlos University in Guatemala City, with a master’s degree in One Health from Ross University. Dr. Morales has worked as the assistant director and veterinarian for the ARCAS Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Petén, Guatemala since 2007.

Tim Reichard, DVM

Dr. Tim Reichard is the owner of Dr. Tim’s Wildlife and Exotics Care in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Reichard obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1980…

Olivia Petritz, DVM, DACZM

Olivia Petritz earned her doctorate at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery residency at a specialty hospital in San Diego, California followed by an exotic animal internship at Gulf Coast Avian and Exotics in Houston, Texas. Dr. Petritz then completed a 3-year residency in companion exotic animals and zoo medicine at the University of California, Davis. She achieved board certification in November 2013. Olivia then started an exotic animal medicine service at a large specialty hospital in Los Angeles. She worked in California for 3 years before becoming an Assistant Clinical Professor at North Carolina State University.

Anke Stöhr, med. vet., ZB Reptilien

Anke Stöhr is a 2017-2020  Zoological Medicine Resident and masters student at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine…

Mariana Pardo, MV, BVSc, DACVECC

Mariana Pardo is a board-certified Emergency and Critical Care specialist at Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. Dr. Pardo earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 from the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. She finished two emergency and critical care internships at the University of Georgia (UGA) and then the University of Florida. She recently completed her emergency and critical residency at Cornell University and she has a strong interest in exotic critical care medicine…

Lucile Chassang, DVM, IPSAV

Dr. Lucile Chassang graduated from Alfort National Veterinary School (France) in 2013. After 1 year of small animal practice, she performed a 1-year zoological medicine internship in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal, in Saint Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. In 2015, she joined Dr. Minh Huynh’s team at Fregis Veterinary Hospital in […]

Edward Ramsay, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Ramsay completed a residency at the University of California at Davis in zoological medicine and is board-certified in zoological medicine…

Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer is the Director of Animal Health and Research at the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, Missouri, where he has worked since 1992. Dr. Suedmeyer is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and Past-President of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (2012-2013) and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian […]

Kathy Duncan

Kathy Duncan has been an active wildlife rehabilitator with Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) since 1999. Ms. Duncan previously served on the PWC Board of Directors for 7 years and she has been Education Director since 2006. Kathy is currently a staff rehabilitation technician at PWC’s wildlife clinic, where she has worked since its opening in 2007…

Natalie Antinoff, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Natalie Antinoff  is the owner of Antinoff Veterinary Services, which provides veterinary relief and consulting for various practices, primarily specialty facilities. Dr. Antinoff also provides veterinary care and guidelines for the large rattlesnake collection at BTG Pharmaceuticals and she also regularly provides scheduled per diem care for non-traditional pets at at Texas Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital in Grapevine, Texas and Mountain West Veterinary Specialists in Layton, Utah. Dr. Antinoff has also been a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network since 1997…

Miguel Saggese, DVM, MSc, PhD

Miguel Saggese, DVM, MSc, PhD joined Western University of Health Sciences in 2007 as an assistant professor in microbiology and avian diseases. He obtained his veterinary degree in 1995 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2004, Dr. Saggese completed a 3-year residency and a masters program at The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota. During these years, he studied the effect of West Nile virus (WNV) on birds of prey and the efficacy of WNV vaccines. Between 2004 and 2007, his research focused on avian tuberculosis while completing his Ph.D. in microbiology at The Schubot Center, Texas A&M University.

Michael Kent, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR

Dr. Michael S. Kent is an assistant professor in the department of surgery and radiology at the University of California at Davis (UCD) School of Veterinary Medicine…

Michael E. Comella

Michael E. Comella is a reptile rehabilitator and director of Wichita Falls Reptile Rescue…

Marla Lichtenberger, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Marla Lichtenberger was a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Lichtenberger completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and a residency at the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marla was a frequent international speaker on emergency and critical care for small animals and exotics, as well as a published researcher. She was formerly the owner of Milwaukee Animal Emergency Center for Animals, a critical care facility offering 24-hour care to not only dogs and cats but also reptiles, small mammals, birds and other exotic animals.

Mark Mitchell, MS, DVM, PhD

Mark A. Mitchell received his DVM in 1992 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in clinical epidemiology with an emphasis on wildlife medicine from the University of Illinois in 1997…

Liz Wilson, CVT, CPBC

Liz Wilson was a certified veterinary technician and a certified parrot behavior consultant, with over 30 years of experience specializing in avian and exotic animal care…

Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Laurie Hess is a board-certified avian specialist and owner of Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, New York. Dr. Hess received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and interned at the Animal Medical Center in New York city…

Larry Nemetz, MS, DVM

Dr. Larry Nemetz received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s in veterinary anatomy.

Kitty Remington, DVM

Kitty Remington, DVM was granted Diplomate status in the avian specialty by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners from 2001-2010…

Keven Flammer, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Keven Flammer is a professor in Companion and Wild Avian Medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Flammer is board-certified in avian practice…

Kenneth Latimer, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Dr. Kenneth S. Latimer is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and a research veterinary clinical pathologist at Covance Laboratories, Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin…

Kenneth Drobatz, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM, DACVECC

Dr. Kenneth J. Drobatz received his veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis in 1985 and a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003…

Julia Ponder, DVM

Dr. Dr. julia PonderJulia Ponder is a 1984 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine…

Jose Biascoechea, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Jose Biascoechea is board-certified in avian medicine and surgery. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he proceeded with his graduate studies in Kansas State University and maintained a mobile veterinary practice for seven years before founding Birds and Exotics Animal Care in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina since July 2000…

Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia), VTS (Exotic Companion Animal)

Jody Nugent-Deal is a registered veterinary technician and a veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia/analgesia and clinical practice – exotic companion animal. Jody has worked for the University of California at Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999, working in the Companion Exotics Department for 10 years and currently the Small Animal Anesthesia Department, where she is the supervisor. Ms. Nugent-Deal is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and is the executive secretary for the group as well as the appeals committee chair. Jody is an active member with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia having served on the nominations, credentials and appeals committees.

Joanne Moeller, LVT

Joanne Moeller has enjoyed working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician for the last 35 years…

Jeffrey Applegate, DVM

Dr. Jeffrey Applegate is an associate veterinarian in the Avian and Exotics Department of the Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital…

Jeannine Miesle, MA

Jeannine Miesle has gained practical avian experience over the years caring for birds she has adopted and rescued…

Jeanette Wyneken, PhD

Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, where she has worked since 2000. Dr. Wyneken’s focus is integrative biology, comparative anatomy, and functional morphology and she has studied sea turtles for over 30 years. Jeanette earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. She is a member of the International Sea Turtle Society, the Society for Integrative Biology, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

Jay Johnson, DVM

Dr. Jay Johnson is the founder of Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital in Mesa, Arizona…

James G. Fox, DVM

Dr. James G. Fox is director and professor of the Division of Comparative Medicine and a professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

Isabelle Langlois, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Isabelle Langlois is a clinical instructor at the Université de Montréal in Quebec, Canada. Dr. Langlois completed an internship at the University of Saskatchewan and a residency in avian and exotic animal medicine at the University of Tennessee…

Ian Tizard, BVMS, PhD, DACVM

Ian Tizard, BVMS, PhD, ACVM, ScD, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and a Distinguished Professor of Immunology at Texas A&M University (TAMU).

Ilze Berzins, DVM, PhD

Dr. Ilze Berzins works as an aquatic health consultant through One World, One Water, One Health, LLC. She most recently served as the Executive Vice President for Animal Health, Conservation, and Research at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago…

Heidi Hoefer, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Heidi Hoefer is a 1987 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York in 1987…

Heather Darbo-McClellan, CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care)

Heather Darbo-McClellan completed a veterinary technology program at Snead State Community College and she is certified as a veterinary technician specialist in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). Heather has worked at the University of Alabama/Birmingham as well as the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Heather currently pursues her love for veterinary technology by running HDM CVT Consulting, which provides veterinary hospitals with technical staff relief coverage as well as continuing education and in-house training for veterinary nurses. Heather has also presented lectures at veterinary technology programs throughout the United States.

Gretchen Cole, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Gretchen Cole completed internships in avian and exotic animal medicine at Gulf Coast Avian and Exotics Veterinary Specialists and in zoological medicine at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine…

Evelyn Ivey, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Dr. Evelyn Ivey practices at Four Corners Veterinary Hospital in Concord, California. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and received her veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis…

Eric Klaphake, DVM, DACZM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Reptile & Amphibian Practice)

After having been in exotics/small animal practice for many years, Dr. Eric Klaphake is the Associate Veterinarian at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eric is a Past-President of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. He serves as the Reptile-Amphibian American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Regent as well as Session Chair for the Reptile Sessions at the North American Veterinary Conference.

Elinor Granzow, DVM

Dr. Elinor Granzow is an associate veterinarian at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Elinor completed an internship in small medicine and surgery at Red Bank…