Cathy Johnson-Delaney, DVM

Johnson-Delaney with Ginny the opossumDr. Cathy Johnson-Delaney practiced avian and exotic animal medicine in the greater Puget Sound area of Washington State for over 30 years, retiring from clinical practice in 2013. She volunteers with the Washington Ferret Rescue & Shelter, which she has been involved with since its inception in 1997. Currently she is working with a pet breeding facility developing disease-free small mammals and reptiles for the pet trade, with emphasis on Syrian hamsters and bearded dragons. Cathy is a consulting veterinarian for the Oregon Tiger Sanctuary and the Pacific Primate Sanctuary. She also serves as secretary-treasurer-webmaster for the Association of Northwest Avian & Exotic Veterinarians. Dr. Johnson-Delaney was board certified in avian and exotic companion animal medicine and she has helped to advance the fields of exotic animal and laboratory animal medicine. She has served as President of both the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. Cathy was named the 2009 recipient of the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award and the 2003 Exotic DVM of the Year. Cathy has presented internationally on all aspects of non-traditional companion animals and she has also written extensively on related topics, serving as co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Exotic Pets. She is the principal author and editor of the 2017 textbook Ferret Medicine & Surgery.

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