UNLIKELY COMPANIONS: THE ADVENTURES OF AN EXOTIC ANIMAL DOCTOR (OR, WHAT FRIENDS FEATHERED, FURRED, AND SCALED HAVE TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE AND LOVE)
DVM Laurie Hess
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Whether it’s an umbrella cockatoo who’s not eating, a depressed chinchilla,a pregnant potbellied pig, or a ferret possibly needing surgery, exotic animal vet Laurie Hess is at the front lines with some remarkable pets—and their equally eccentric, dedicated, and sometimes demanding owners. Following a week in Dr. Hess’s life as she tries to uncover the source of an unknown ailment killing some of her most vulnerable patients, Unlikely Companions is an All Creatures Great and Small with a mysterious twist that includes a special message about managing our most important relationships—those with our friends, coworkers, children, spouses, and ourselves. READ MORE


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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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