Avian and Exotic Medicine Club

Avian and Exotics Medicine Club

Welcome to the homepage of the Avian and Exotics Medicine Club at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine! Please click on the links above to navigate the site and learn more about the club.

The Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine Club provides veterinary students with an opportunity to learn about exotic companion animal health, medicine, and surgery and to gain technical skills in working with these species. The club sponsors lectures and wet labs, along with an annual symposium for veterinarians, technicians, students, and interested members of the public. By helping interested students to become more familiar with exotic species commonly seen in private practice, we hope to promote better, more complete veterinary care for all companion animals. Like us on Facebook.

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The 2018 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium will be on February 24-25, 2018!

receive up to 15 CE credits

Join us for the Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium on February 24-25, 2018 at UC Davis. There are many interactive lectures including a track dedicated to registered veterinary technicians. Click the tab "Symposium" above to register and find out more information about our symposium, including schedule and speakers.

Our keynote speakers for the exotics tracks include Dr. Christopher Mans from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Jill Heatley from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Topics include:

  • Sedation in birds, reptiles and small mammals
  • Anesthesia and pain management for chinchillas
  • Tortoise and turtle radiography
  • Avian diagnostic testing-beyond the CBC and chemistry panel

Our keynote wildlife track speaker is Dr. Brian Stacy from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Stacy Serves as the veterinarian for the National Sea Turtle Program under NOAA, NMFS, and Office of Protected Resources.

Dr. Stacy will be hold a panel discussion focused on careers in wildlife medicine.

Our plenary speaker is Dr. Ashley Zehnder from Stanford University who will provide a comparative point of view on cancer in wildlife and exotic animals.

Many other exciting lectures from UC Davis faculty and other speakers from around the country will be offering state of the art lectures for a weekend dedicated to wildlife, exotic, and zoo medicine.

Please visit this website to view all upcoming CE events offered at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.