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Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP

Specialties and Expertise

  • Avian medicine, Exotic pet care



  • DVM: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
  • Internship and Residency: Animal Medical Center, New York City

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) - Avian Medicine

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Thielen LE, Sledge DG, Hess L. Ocular iridociliary adenoma in a Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus). J Avian Med Surg. 2019;33(3):278-284.
  • Ravich ML, Reavill DR, Hess L, Childress AL, Wellehan JFX. “Gastrointestinal cryptosporidiosis in captive psittacine birds in the United States: a case review. J Avian Med Surg. 2014;28(4):297-303.
  • Bronze Bird for Recognition as President, Association of Avian Veterinarians, 2010
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Association of Avian Veterinarians, 2006–2007

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