Dr. Gerry M. Dorrestein is the director of the Dutch Research Institute for Avian and Exotic Animals (NOIVBD) and the head of its diagnostic pathology laboratory. Dr. Dorrestein also serves as a professor of avian and reptile pathology at the Clinic for Birds and Reptiles of the Veterinärmedizinische Fakultät (VMF) in Leipzig, Germany and at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic. Dr. Dorrestein is also an honorary professor at the Uludag University of Bursa, Turkey. Prior to 2006, Dr. Dorrestein served as a veterinary pathologist at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands for 30 years. For the last 15 years of his tenure at the university, he also served as the head of the Avian, Exotic Animal and Wildlife section. Dr. Dorrestein is a honorary member of the European College of Avian Medicine (ECAMS), and the author and editor of several books related to avian and exotic animal medicine. He has published over 350 scientific and veterinary papers, and he is also a well-known national and international speaker on topics related to the pathology and medicine of pet birds, zoo animals and wildlife. He also plays an active role in the coordination and rehabilitation of oil spill victims in and outside of the Netherlands.
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