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Laurie Hess
Works at Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics
Attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
Lives in Mount Kisco, NY
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A vetstreet.com reader wonders why her bird seems to enjoy walking on the ground with her cat and dog more than flying up high.
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Didn't realize birds could miss out on learning to fly. Love the idea this bird might just prefer to hand out on the floor with the dog & cat. 
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We all recognize the plight of abandoned cats and dogs, but did you know that many shelter birds also need forever homes?
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I break down the housing, feeding and medical needs you'll have to consider before bringing home a pet pig.
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Our NY Reptile Vet. Its important to bring your pet to the vet. Find out why it's important. Dr. Laurie Hess can explain. 
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Your bird’s vocalizations when the sun rises and sets are probably about one particular topic that’s important to him.
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A vetstreet.com reader asked me why his bird pushes her tail side against him while clucking and flapping her wings.
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My top 10 reasons why all exotic animals, from lizards to potbellied pigs, should have regular veterinary checkups.
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Like humans, our elderly exotic animals are prone to conditions such as arthritis, kidney failure and cataracts.
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Why your bird might be reluctant to step onto your hand, and how you can make it worth her while.
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Occupation
Veterinarian for birds & exotic pets
Skills
Bird specialist and exotic pet vet treating only birds, rabbits, ferrets, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, pot bellied pigs, kinkajous, and other exotic pets. Avid blogger, speaker, and author on bird and exotic pet topics.
Employment
  • Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics
    Veterinarian, Owner, 2010 - present
    Owner and medical diector of all-bird and exotic pet hospital caring solely for birds and exotic pet species (no dogs or cats).
  • Fine Animal Hospital
    Veterinarian, 2005 - 2010
    Veterinarian treating only birds & exotic pets.
  • Bond Animal Hospital
    Veterinarian, 2005 - 2010
  • Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center
    Veterinarian in charge of exotic pet service, 2002 - 2005
  • The Animal Medical Center
    Staff Veterinarian, Head of Avian & Exotic Pet Service, 1998 - 2005
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Currently
Mount Kisco, NY
Previously
New York, NY
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Phone
(914) 864-1414
Story
Tagline
Bird & exotic pet veterinarian, owner of Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics, author, speaker, blogger, mom, & advocate for birds & exotic pets everywhere!
Introduction
I am the owner and founder of the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics (www.avianexoticsvet.com), the only all-bird/exotic animal hospital in Westchester County, NY, and the surrounding areas. I treat only birds & other exotic pets (ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, small rodents, reptiles, amphibians, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, wallabies, pot-bellied pigs, kinkajous, & fennec foxes), no cats or dogs. I provide full medical, surgical, & boarding care for these extraordinary species, as well as nutrition & behavior counseling. I have an unusual and fascinating career!
Bragging rights
Board-certified bird specialist & exotic animal veterinarian; mother to 2 terrific sons; owner of a pionus parrot, a cockatoo, 2 canaries, an Eclectus parrot, and an African gray parrot
Education
  • Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine, 1990 - 1994
  • Yale University
    Biology, 1984 - 1988
  • Horace Mann School
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Gender
Female