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Bird & Exotic Pet Veterinarian
DVM Laurie Hess
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About Laurie Hess, DVM

Specialized Avian and Exotic Pet Veterinarian

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Dr. Hess is an internationally recognized expert on bird and exotic pet medical care. She is the owner and founder of the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, NY - the only all-bird and exotic animal hospital in Westchester County, NY, and the surrounding areas.

  • Compassionate Avian and Exotic Pet Vet
  • Award Winner from the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV)
  • Named in Top Vets in Westchester County, NY
  • Owner of only American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited birds/exotic pet specialty hospital in NY and 1 of 5 worldwide
  • Speaker on Avian and Exotic Pets
  • Board-certified in avian (bird) practice by ABVP (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners)
  • Author of numerous textbook, journal, and magazine articles on exotic pets
  • Radio Host and TV guest expert for birds and exotic Pets
  • Exotic Pet Expert for Vetstreet.com
  • Past President of AAV
  • Mentor to ABVP veterinary residents studying exotics
  • Senior editor of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
  • Written Articles in Healthy Pet Magazine, Bird Talk, Birds USA and more
  • Bird and Exotic Pet Consultant to Antech Diagnostic Laboratory

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