Rebecca Duerr, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Dr. Rebecca DuerrDr. Rebecca Duerr is staff veterinarian at the International Bird Rescue Center in Cordelia, California. She received her DVM from the University of California at Davis. She subsequently completed an MPVM degree on “The usefulness of initial physical examination findings and simple diagnostics in predicting survival of oiled seabirds through the rehabilitation process”. Rebecca has completed a PhD at UC Davis on the critical care nutrition of marine birds, with Dr. Kirk Klasing and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network . She also has a long-standing interest in avian pediatrics, and has worked with several California wildlife rehabilitation organizations over the past 23 years. She co-edited and authored four chapters in Hand-Rearing Birds, and penned the avian section of the Hand Rearing Orphaned Native Birds and Mammals chapter of the upcoming 10th edition of the Merck Veterinary Manual.

In addition to her LafeberVet contributions, read The “Mystery Goo” Bird Event on

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