Sylvia Lieselotte Parmentier is a veterinarian from Frankfurt, Germany. Following four semesters in biology with a focus on marine ecology, Sylvia studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo). During her studies Sylvia was mainly interested in exotic animal medicine and worked in the clinic for small mammals, reptiles and birds as a student assistant. Sylvia’s interest in wildlife and exotic animal medicine led her to visit Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean during her studies, to learn from local veterinarians. After completing her studies, Sylvia worked for 5 years at the Clinic for Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish in Gießen and completed her veterinary specialty residency for economic, game and ornamental fowl. In Gießen, she was particularly responsible for the education of student assistants. Sylvia is an active member of the Working group of amphibian and reptile diseases which is a subgroup of the German Society of Herpetology and Herpetoculture. She is also a member of the poultry expert group which is a part of the German Corporation of Veterinarians and regularly attends their conferences. Sylvia lectures nationally and internationally, writes for specialist journals, and works for LafeberVet as a translator. She is currently on parental leave for her first daughter.
View all content contributed by Sylvia Parmentier, DVM, Certified Specialist in Poultry & Avian Medicine