Byron de la Navarre is chief of staff at Animal House of Chicago, Complete Veterinary Care, which he opened in 2000. Byron attended Cornell University as an undergraduate, where he completed Honors Research in the captive husbandry and breeding of peregrine falcons at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Byron then attended the veterinary college at Cornell, earning his DVM degree in 1990. While in veterinary school, he externed at over 12 zoos in North & Central America, Europe, and Israel. After completing an internship, Dr. de la Navarre worked in private practice, including Niles Animal Hospital & Bird Medical Center in the Chicago area for over 7 years.
Dr. de la Navarre has lectured on exotic pet topics at the local, state, national & International levels. Locally, he has served as the President of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) & on the AVMA’s Membership & Services Committee. Byron is also on the Executive Board of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) and served as the ARAV President in 2005. He has also been active in and served as President of the (AAV) as well as the Association of Exotic Mammals (AEMV).
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