affiliation & associations

 

WHO IS
LAURIE HESS, DVM

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 bird/exotic pet specialty hospital in NY and 1 of 12 in the US and Canada
  • 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 PetMD
  • Previous Exotic Pet Expert for Vetstreet.com
  • Past President of AAV
  • Mentor to ABVP veterinary residents studying exotics
  • Previous associate editor of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
  • Author of Articles in Healthy Pet Magazine, Bird Talk, Birds USA and more
  • Previous Bird and Exotic Pet Consultant to Antech Diagnostic Laboratory

ZuNation podcast channel brought to you by ZuPreem. ZuPreem makes healthy food for pet birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets.  If you are listening to this podcast, you have probably experienced the love and happiness of owning a nontraditional or exotic pet. It’s probably a zoo in your home sometimes. With ZuNation, Dr. Laurie Hess can help you learn more about the care of that special pet in your home.

We hope these podcasts fill you with knowledge and more insight into pet nutrition. On this channel, you will hear Dr. Hess answer your questions about your bird, other exotic pet, nutrition, what’s going on in the pet food world, and many other topics containing news you can use! Be sure to listen all the way through the podcasts for giveaway opportunities that may come up during the show. Also, throughout these episodes, make sure to follow the ZuPreem Facebook page, where there will be posts before every show for you to ask questions for Dr. Hess to answer on the show. There, you will also see sneak peeks to episodes you may have missed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact ZuPreem at 1-800-345-4767 or at customercare@zupreem.com.

20.6 MILLION

BIRDS IN THE USA

25 YEARS

OF VETERINARY EXPERIENCE

150 WORLDWIDE

ABVP BIRD SPECIALISTS

23.4 MILLION

SMALL MAMMAL/REPTILE PETS

Media Appearances

THINKING ABOUT CARING FOR GUINEA PIGS

DR. LAURIE HESS BIRD VET EXPLAINS HOW TO CARE FOR A GUINEA PIG ON “THE PET SHOW WITH DR. KATY NELSON”