Dr. Patricia (Sue) Chen is board certified in Avian Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is the department lead for the avian and exotics department at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Chen earned her DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, where she created a specialized veterinary curriculum track focused on exotic animals. Sue spent time training at zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in Dallas, Seattle, and Australia, as well as a pathology rotation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. After veterinary school, Dr. Chen completed a specialty internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, followed by a residency in avian and exotic pet medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York. Dr. Chen has authored publications on avian and exotic medicine and she has a special interest in the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in exotic species. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and hiking with her family.
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