I have nearly 30 years experience in the veterinary field and am a credentialed Veterinary Technician in the states of California and Oregon. I care for all pets, but exotics are my specialty! I have extensive husbandry and veterinary training in exotic, zoo and wildlife medicine so that you can rest easy knowing that your feathered, scaly and furred friends are in good hands. I relish the challenge of working with exotic animals, and I include the Oakland Zoo and wildlife projects in Botswana and Malawi among my previous employers. I love to donate my time whenever possible, and I have spent a significant amount of time volunteering with wildlife rehabilitation organizations both locally and abroad. I regularly attend Continuing Education conferences and presentations in order to keep up-to-date on the latest standards of care in exotic medicine and husbandry. I feel fortunate to be using my extensive training, diverse skills and significant experience to improve the quality of exotic pet care. My own 'zoo' includes a rescued chihuahua mix, two hens and two colonies of honeybees.