Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy is a Professor in the Department of Medicine & Epidemiology and the Chief of the Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Program at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also the Director of the Richard M. Schubot Parrot Wellness & Welfare Program at UC Davis. Dr. Paul-Murphy is board-certified through the American College of Zoological Medicine (1991) as well as the American College of Animal Welfare (2012), and her research interests focus on comparative analgesia and companion bird welfare. In 2014, Dr. Paul-Murphy was named the T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year by her peers.
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