Walter Rosskopf, DVM

Walter Rosskopf South Bay Bird SocietyWalter Rosskopf is the owner of the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital in Hawthorne, California. Dr. Rosskopf has been in avian and exotic animal practice since he graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1969, and he has pioneered numerous avian and exotic medical and surgical procedures. Dr. Rosskopf was one of the first clinicians to establish pet bird normal blood values and he has authored hundreds of scientific articles on avian medicine. Dr. Rosskopf was a Diplomate of the American Board of Avian Practitioners in avian practice from 1994-2014. He was also the President of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) from 1987-1988. In the 1980s and 1990s, Walter presented at annual AAV conferences over 65 times. He has also lectured internationally at over 100 veterinary conferences and veterinary medical schools. Dr. Rosskopf also taught avian and exotic animal medicine at Oregon State College of Veterinary for 37 years and at Mississippi State for 5 years. Dr. Rosskopf was the co-author of the seminal textbook Diseases Of Caged And Aviary Birds, an author and contributor to Veterinary Clinics of North America, and numerous other textbooks.

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