Dr. Dave Rupiper is the owner of East Petaluma Animal Hospital in Petaluma, California. After graduating from the University of California at Davis and completing four externships in avian medicine at various specialty institutions throughout California, Dr. Rupiper has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1991. Dr. Rupiper was board certified in avian practice from 2000 through 2013, and he maintains a strong interest in avian medicine as well as exotic animal practice. In addition to companion birds, he provides professional services for pigeon racing, performing and showing, poultry flocks, ratites, waterfowl collections, and cage bird breeding. Dr. Rupiper served as a co-authored on two earlier editions of the Exotic Animal Formulary and he is a frequent speaker for local bird clubs, veterinary organizations, and colleges.
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