Lorenzo Crosta med vet, PhD, GP Cert (Exotic Animal), DECZM, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoo Health Management. In 2019 he was named the T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year. Dr. Crosta earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Milan in 1989. From 1990-1999, he worked in private practice in Milan, before serving as the Veterinary Director of Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Crosta also served as the Consulting Veterinarian to the Brazilian Government for the Spix’s and Lear’s Macaws Recovery Program from 2000-2014. After Loro Parque, Lorenzo returned to his homeland where he earned a Ph.D in Veterinary Clinical Sciences from the University of Turin in 2009. From 2018 to 2021, he was an Associate Professor of Avian and Zoological Medicine at the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Australia. He served as the Director of the Avian, Reptile, and Exotic Pet Hospital. Lorenzo has paired his love of teaching and his enjoyment of public speaking with his ability to speak four languages. He has lectured on avian medicine in many countries, including the United States, Brazil, Australia, Hungary, Portugal, Israel, and Arab nations.